Organized by Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland,
ArtWorks ran from Monday June 13 through Friday,
June 24, 2005.
Fifty-five students from
schools in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Bedford,
Euclid, Garfield Heights, Chagrin Falls and Shaker Heights)
with local artists to create visual and performing art
under a large tent on Shaker Square.
lunchtime ArtWorks students heard local artists and
representatives from organizations that use the arts in the workplace speak
on ways the skills learned in this program are employable
skills. At the closing program
Friday June 24 the public saw a display of the students' final
work and a culminating performance.
was designed to provide the time and space to
help students expand their artistic talents, create
original works of art and gain valuable skills needed for
the workforce like project planning, teamwork, creative
thinking, and collaboration with diverse individuals.
Project artists included Hector Kesler Castellanos (visual
arts), Carol Adams (visual arts), Baba Jubal Harris (music), Scott Miller
(theater), Susana Evert (dance) and Piet Van Lier (photography).
Lunchtime speakers included Kathy Coakley
Amanda Grandel (art director),
Robert P. Madison (architect),
Matthew T. (film maker),
Gitte Waldman (IDEO), and
Yanni Yessios (digital technology/art).