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Our May Newsletter Includes:
• Enjoy Lantern Asia at Suds & Buds
• Inspiring Teachers Conference Registration
• Reflections on Month of the Military Child
• May Program Highlights
• Upcoming Public Programs
• Last Chance for 10% Off Programming
Enjoy the magic of Lantern Asia at Suds & Buds!
The Norfolk Botanical Garden has just announced that Lantern Asia will be extended through June 8th. What does this mean for you? When you purchase your Suds & Buds ticket, you will get to experience this spectacular lantern exhibit for FREE!
Admission to Lantern Asia is now included in the price of entry to Suds & Buds–a $20 value. Your Suds & Buds ticket also includes two drink tickets for craft beer and wine (cash bar available for additional purchases), delicious food from local restaurants, and live music from Lewis McGehee and YAV Teaching Artists Jennifer Gammill and YAV Guest Artist Liz Barnes! Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door.
Suds & Buds will take place rain or shine on Friday, May 18, 2018, from 5:30-9:30 PM and is presented by Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P. C. This event benefits YAV, the Rotary Club of Norfolk, and the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
This is an indoor and tented outdoor event. Click here to learn more.
Registration is Open for the 2018
Inspiring Teachers Conference
Registration is now open for YAV’s Inspiring Teachers Conference, which will take place on Friday, July 20th at the Darden College of Education Building at Old Dominion University. This one-day conference provides opportunities for education and professional development, as well as providing a space for educators and artists to share their knowledge based on their skills, talents, and visions for the future.
Tickets are $75 and include lunch and parking. Click here to register today!
April was the Month of Military Child
April was the Month of the Military Child. During this month, we honored the sacrifices made by military children and their parents across the US and the world. In an effort to help military children cope with the unique stresses of having their parent(s) in the armed forces, YAV offered the Military Child Initiative residency program to schools with high military populations. This year’s residencies took place at Shelton Park Elementary School and White Oaks Elementary School in Virginia Beach, and Bay View Elementary School in Norfolk. In these Out of School Time workshops, students learned how express themselves creatively.
Pictured above is the unveiling of the mural at Shelton Park Elementary. The unveiling at White Oaks Elementary will occur on May 8.
The Military Child Initiative residencies were made possible by a generous grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. Photo by Lianna Pevar.
May Program Highlights
Norfolk Capture Art
Throughout April and May, middle school students in Norfolk Public Schools art classes learned to identify, develop and understand their personal creative process, leading them to innovative thinking. During the unit on Romare Beardon, YAV Teaching Artists Mannaah Blackwell and Jennifer Gammill helped students draw connections between art and music. Students then translated their impressions and conclusions from the music into a visual artwork inspired by the style of Beardon.
The students’ art will be on display at the MacArthur Center Gallery. Join us for a public gallery opening and reception on May 24 at 5:30 p.m.
The Strings Impact project provides an introduction to playing the violin to select 5th and 6th graders at Westhaven and Victory Elementary Schools in Portsmouth. In this Out of School Time residency, students learn the basics of how to play the violin, from reading music to how to care for the instrument.
At the Portsmouth All City Orchestra concert on May 18, 2018, students from both Westhaven and Victory will share the stage to perform selections they learned during the course of this program and to demonstrate the skills and techniques to which they have been introduced for their families, friends, and teachers!
Events Free & Open to the Public
Festival Park in Downtown Portsmouth
The Festival will celebrate Portsmouth’s connections to Africa through family, community, and the nation. The Umoja Festival will include great food, artisan wares, and arts and culture for the whole family. Come out to support three of YAV’s Teaching artists: Atumpan, Mannaah Blackwell, and Nathan Richardson.
Food Trucks “On the Square”
Courtyard Square Park
306 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
YAV Performing Ensemble SWIRL will perform at Food Trucks “On the Square” on Wednesday, May 16th. Food Trucks “On the Square” offers a variety of food trucks, and FREE children’s activities, lawn games, and live entertainment.
Food Trucks “On the Square” is presented by Chesapeake Parks, Recreation, and Tourism in partnership with the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation and the Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission.
LAST CHANCE 10% OFF SPRING PROGRAMS
With the end of the school year very rapidly approaching, mention this coupon to receive 10% off of your programs! Schedule before school lets out!
We are excited to announce our newest cultural arts partnership with African American Cultural Center, Inc.
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When you select YAV as your preferred charitable organization, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to YAV! Click here to make YAV your AmazonSmile organization!
Please help us continue providing the highest quality arts in education programs in Virginia!
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia
420 N. Center Dr., Ste 239, Norfolk, VA 23502