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Audition Notice: Phantom of the Opera

The ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts announces auditions for their Spring 2019 musical production The Phantom of the Opera. Auditions will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018, in Brown Auditorium on the ULM campus. Doors will open at 12:30 pm for sign-in and warm-up with the auditions beginning at 1:00 pm. Auditionees are asked to prepare 16 to 32 bars from a musical theater selection in the style of the show and to bring sheet music for that selection with them to the audition. Also, be prepared to remain after the audition to read from the story script if needed.

An accompanist will be provided, so recorded accompaniments or acapella auditions will not be allowed. There is no required audition dress.

This audition is also for persons who wish to serve as technical staff for the production helping with costumes, lighting, set construction, sound, and all of the other technical aspects of music production. You do not need to sing, act, or dance to be part of The Phantom of the Opera.

Auditions are open to the public, but ULM students will be given preference. For more information on these auditions, contact the VAPA office at 318-342-3811.

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Meet the Artist: Linda Lavender Ford

No matter who they are, every person in Northeast Louisiana can immediately recognize the name Linda Lavender. When I heard that name, I thought of the all the flashy Twin City Ballet recitals I have attended, the iconic Ballet Under the Stars performances in Kiroli Park, and of course the famous Christmas Gala plays I went to every year of elementary school; to sum it all up, I thought of extravagance and the biggest arts powerhouse in our area. However, I realized when I was presented with that name, I thought of literally everything other than an actual individual, and that made me start to think. The name just felt like an unattainable and unidentifiable person; why did everyone know the name Linda Lavender but they did not know Linda Lavender?

As it is the last week of my summer internship for the Northeast Arts Council, my final assignment was to “write about whatever I wanted to and to have fun with it.” Not to mention, I was also finally given the approval to write in first person. I racked my brain for an underrated event I have always wanted to share about or an influential artist I’ve always wanted to know more about, and then it came to me: Linda Lavender.

I emailed a couple questions to Linda with the mindset she would never reply; where would an unbelievably successful local celebrity find the time to type out lengthy answers for a teenage intern? And then I got an email informing me Linda Lavender Ford wanted to have a phone interview with me. With my heart pounding out of my chest, I grabbed my phone and dialed her number. I expected to have a speedy five minute Q and A where I read off the questions and she rapidly gave her answers, but I ended up having a lengthy heartfelt conversation which I will remember for the rest of my life:

So now, what do I think of when I hear the name Linda Lavender Ford?

I think of a small girl who was born in Mississippi and grew up in West Monroe- a little girl who was from a very poor family with a mother who was a factory worker and a father who was a mechanic. That little girl’s parents made sure they could give their daughter the best training in the best dance studio available. When the little girl grew up to be a teenager, she was discovered and was invited to become a dancer and hostess for the KNOE television show, Happiness Exchange.

I picture a stubborn teenager telling her mother she didn’t want to teach dance when she graduated high school because she was going to school in New York City to be a performer, even though her family could not afford to send her to the dance academy. However, when that recent West Monroe High School graduate began to teach dance, she knew it was her calling.

I see a young woman who built Linda Lavender School of Dance from the ground up and founded the Twin City Ballet Company. That company is now an honor member of Regional Dance America and has four directors and three season performances. In addition, it gives dancers the opportunities for scholarships and the ability to further their dance careers.

I hear a woman, who has taught dance for 57 years, asking me about myself and telling me how she is proud of me for aspiring to be an arts educator one day. I hear her giving me the advice to make every effort to bring the best I can to my students and to continually keep my mind open to learning.

Most importantly, I know a strong and driven woman who recognizes the talent every individual possesses and who utilizes art to allow them to see the worth in themselves. She is a kindhearted and humble woman who pays respect not to herself, but to the power of the arts and to divine intervention.

“I still say that this area is especially gifted with talent. I always say I can’t imagine a child not getting to dance. I just feel like it’s a terrible mistake when they do not get to because I know what it has meant to me and what it means to so many people.” -Linda Lavender Ford

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Arts Council awarded grant to record oral history of Don Cincone

Don Cincone

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities awarded a $5,000 Rebirth grant to the Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana to record an oral history of local artist Don Cincone.

The project’s goal is to locate and document all known Cincone works in an online database, and to document Cincone speaking about his works and the inspiration behind them. The project will also support public programming where Louisiana residents can view Cincone’s artwork and interact with the artist.

The first public programming event is An Evening with Don Cincone from 6-8 p.m. November 13 at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens. Former journalist and current art curator Kay LaFrance-Knight will interview Cincone about four paintings featured in the Biedenharn’s Images of Christ exhibit. Admission is free, but an RSVP is required as space is limited. Guests may call the Biedenharn to reserve their seats.

“I’m lucky I get to view Don’s artwork every day at our office,” said Barry C. Stevens, Arts Council president. “Don is not only a talented painter, but he is one of northeast Louisiana’s treasures. I’m so glad the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is recognizing his contributions to our state’s arts and culture.”

Cincone was born Don Wills in a sharecropper’s home in Alto, La. in 1936. Denied access to study at Northeast Louisiana University due to segregation, he attended Southern University, joined the Navy, toured Europe and studied the Masters in the great museums and cathedrals while on break. After his service, he moved to California and worked with an art dealer who “renamed” him Don Cincone for marketing purposes. His work was used in the Dick Van Dyke film The Art of Love (in which he was not credited), and his work is featured in personal collections and museums around the nation. He has influenced dozens of young artists in the region, and is revered as a painter, minister, and veteran.

Other public programming activities include a grand re-opening reception of the Arts Council’s collection, a biographic exhibit opening at the Northeast Louisiana Delta African-American Heritage Museum, a screening of The Art of Love during the 2019 Northeast Louisiana Summer Film Series, and an interview focusing on his military service at the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum.

These programs are funded under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The opinions expressed in the programs do not necessarily represent the views of either the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana seeks to nurture a vibrant regional arts culture through support, promotion and education. The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana strives to be a transformative force for the community by encouraging a passion for the arts, promoting partnerships and collaboration, and ensuring access to the arts for all. Activities of the Arts Council are supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.


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Young Local Artist Annelise DeLancy

At the impressive age of 17, Annelise DeLancy is a young local artist who already has her own solo art exhibit at the Schepis Museum. A recent graduate and art student from Caldwell Parish High School, we thought Annelise would be the perfect individual to speak to about arts education.

When talking to Annelise, she explained that she had always been in love with visual art. When she was very young, Annelise created her first artwork with her aunt who introduced her to oil painting. It was then that her passion for art was sparked, and it stuck with her ever since.

“I’ve always been obsessed with art. My grandma says that I came into the world with a pencil and color in my hand.”

Although Annelise had the desire to learn more about the intricacies of art, her public middle school did not provide art education classes at the time. It was not until high school, she able to enroll in an art class. There, she was finally able to learn the artistic techniques and concepts.

“We learned primary colors, secondary colors, shades, lines, textures, patterns, everything– and how they fit in with each other. Art is kind of like a puzzle; you piece it all together in your own little way and make it unique.”

However, it wasn’t instantaneous for Annelise how she would make her “puzzle” individually unique. Annelise explained that it actually took her a year to discover her own painting style: rustic vibes, wildflowers, cotton fields, and country living. Once Annelise was able to find her true artistic identity, her art started flying off the walls. Annelise chuckled that one woman even offered her a thousand dollars for one of her paintings in her high school’s art show- which she humbly declined. Soon enough, word got around, her social media presence grew, and the Schepis Museum formally invited her to have her own solo exhibit!

“I had one lady offer me one thousand dollars for one, but I turned it down because I wasn’t really in love with that piece. I think I sold it for a hundred dollars.”

Just as it did for Annelise, arts education transforms a student’s life. Annelise shares that art is an outlet for her to express herself, and it allows her to convey who she is in a way nothing else can. She says the way she interprets life is different because of art. When life hits her in ways she doesn’t expect, she now has art to melt away her stress, anger, sadness, and transform those feelings to colors onto a canvas.

“I take my crazy emotions and make it into something beautiful.”

To see Annelise’s beautiful artworks like this one, be sure to visit the Schepis Museum in Caldwell Parish from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. Her exhibit will be featured until August 31st, so be sure to visit soon.

Imagine if Annelise never was able to enroll in her first high school art class. Our full research shows that there are still 9,922 rural public school students without a single opportunity to attend an arts education class. Donate to the Arts Council today to help assist our arts education initiatives.

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Meet the Executive Committee: Alex Schott

The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council is excited to announce that we have elected multiple accomplished and influential people onto our Executive Board. We think it would be great for the community to get to know the leaders of our Board and how each of them are using their own unique abilities to promote the arts in our area! This week, we had the pleasure to interview our newly elected Administrative Vice Chair, Alex Schott.
Q: Tell me about your background; where are you from, what was your childhood like, what is your family like?

A: I’m originally from New Orleans, which is where my father is from. Our family business, Schott & Company Meats, was firmly established in New Orleans for over a century, beginning in 1879. My mother’s family is from Nicaragua, which they fled during political unrest in the late 1960s and came to New Orleans, and where she would eventually meet my dad. I’m your typical child of the late 1970s and 1980s- not too different from the upbringing displayed by Netflix’s “Stranger Things” kids. My days were spent riding bikes, playing Atari, watching MTV and visiting our local record store on a weekly basis to get the latest new release… and that I would proudly play on my double tape deck boom box.

Q: What is your current job, and what else are you involved with in the area?

A: For my day job, I’m CenturyLink’s director of internal communications, which involves serving as the front lines of communications for nearly 50,000 employees. My other job is dad and husband. My wife and I have two rambunctious boys, aged 10 and 12, so the majority of my free time in the area is spent doing activities with them, which includes baseball, soccer, boy scouts, bike riding, foosball, and hanging out on the bayou when we can.

Q: What made you decide to pursue a career in communications?

A: It certainly wasn’t planned. I was initially going the law school route while an undergrad at LSU, but after working at a few law firms, I felt a different career path should be explored. Long story, short… I wound up graduating in political science and moving to California to get a Masters degree in film and media studies. Having always enjoyed experimenting with new technology, it was during this time that I was self-taught in web design and coding and became involved in digital communications in the early days of the internet. I parlayed that into a career that has seen me serve in a series of roles from media relations, public relations, business development, public policy, digital media, employee communications and executive communications.

Q: I know you have only been living in Ouachita Parish for a couple years; how is your life different compared to living in New Orleans?

A: It’s obviously a lot smaller that any city we had ever live and, though my wife and I lived in California for a few years, it was first time we’ve moved with kids. We also knew no one. However, within the first three days, we made great friends who helped ensure that we acclimated to the area quickly. This is a very family-oriented area, and my kids love it. It has been a great experience.

Q: So far, what is your favorite thing about Northeast Louisiana?

A: The people here are awesome. Small town life suits us well! When it comes to raising two children, I have to say that there is a unique sense of family and safety that allows them to grow up in a way that isn’t an option in most larger cities. We love the neighborhood we are in, and it’s great not to have to deal with traffic every morning. It’s really the small things you don’t realize you’re missing out on until you leave a big city.

Q: What special asset do you believe you bring to the table on the Board of Directors?

A: With a PR/communications and digital-focused background, I think I can help provide guidance on creating greater awareness around the Arts Council and as it builds a larger digital presence in the new media landscape. The board is really committed to growing the Council’s membership and the ideas that are being shared are very exciting for the area. I believe having a communications background will help us bring those ideas and projects to life.

Q: What are some things most people do not know you are passionate about?

A: Outside of my family and work, my biggest passion is music. I’ve always loved music, but it wasn’t until 5 years ago that I actually decided to play music and picked up a guitar. It was a game-changer for me as it helps me relax and is so therapeutic. While it’s a great creative outlet and it keeps my mind sharp, it’s not something anyone would pay to hear so I won’t be quitting my day job anytime soon. By the time my kids go to college, I figure I will be good enough to play in a band so I can embarrass them covering “Free Bird” in the bars around their school. Kidding, of course.

Q: What are you most looking forward as the Arts Council’s new Administrative Vice Chair?

A: I see a tremendous opportunity for the Arts Council and the board is really engaged in making a positive difference for Northeast region. I am looking forward to keeping the momentum going. I have seen the Council do so much in the past couple years and I want to make sure that creative and energy only increases.

Q: Is there anything else you would like to mention that I did not cover?

A: I do this when I interview people… How about 5 quick favorites?
Favorite Book – Catcher in the Rye (I named my son Holden)
Favorite Movie – If you ask me today, “There Will Be Blood”… if you ask me tomorrow, “Dr. Strangelove”
Favorite Band – Pink Floyd
Favorite TV Show – Seinfeld
Favorite Team – New Orleans Saints
We as the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council are so excited to have Alex on our Executive Board. We admire his energy and humor and also is experience and intellect. We know he will be a great leader not only for the Arts Council but also for our arts community as a whole.
-Joanna Calhoun
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North Delta Food & Wine Festival tickets on sale now

North Delta Food and Wine Festival tickets on sale now


The North Delta Food & Wine Festival is jam-packed with meals, tastes and sips. Mark your calendars for the Grand Tasting from 6-9 p.m. October 12 at the new Bayou Pointe Event Center.

There are different ticket options for you to choose from:

General Admission

General admission tickets* give you access to all the food and wine at the Grand Tasting from 6-9 p.m. October 12 at Bayou Pointe. Enjoy live music with a beautiful view of Bayou Desiard. Advanced tickets are $55 and can be bought online here. Don’t wait to buy your tickets! They will be $65 at the door.

Host Committee

As a Host Committee member, your name will appear on the festival’s website and Facebook event. In return, we ask that you invoke true North Delta hospitality and invite your friends, colleagues and family to the Grand Tasting.

Why join? As a leader in our community, we know you are dedicated to the continued growth of the arts and culture scene in northeast Louisiana. Your early support of the festival is an investment of the Arts Council’s mission to nurture a vibrant regional arts culture through support, promotion and education.

So what’s the commitment? We ask Host Committee members to make a financial commitment of $250, which includes two tickets* to the Grand Tasting, as well as entrance to the Sponsor Preview Gala, where you will get the opportunity to mix and mingle with chefs as they prepare for the Grand Tasting. Join the Host Committee by clicking here.

Tensas River Table Sponsor

Why go to the North Delta Food & Wine Festival alone when you can go with your best friends? Eat in style at your own private, reserved table for 8. For $600, the Tensas River Table Sponsor allows entry for 8 people* from 6-9 p.m. October 12 at Bayou Pointe for the festival’s Grand Tasting. Reserve your table here.

To be listed as a sponsor on our website and be included in limited marketing materials, email your name or logo to Danielle at region8cdc@gmail.com.

Ouachita River Table Sponsor

Kick the party off an hour earlier than general admission guests* at the Sponsor Preview Gala preceding the Grand Tasting on October 12 at Bayou Pointe. For $1,200, you’ll get your own private table for 8, which allows entry to both the Sponsor Preview Gala (where you’ll get to mix and mingle with the chefs as they prepare for the Grand Tasting) and the Grand Tasting itself.  Reserve your table today here.

To be listed as a sponsor on our website and be included in limited marketing materials, email your name or logo to Danielle at region8cdc@gmail.com.


*IDs are required upon entry. Sorry, no one under the age of 21 is permitted to attend the Grand Tasting.  This includes toddlers and infants.  The Arts Council urges all adults to consume alcoholic products responsibly. Tickets are non-refundable.

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Downtown Gallery Crawl this August 2nd

Get excited! The Downtown Gallery Crawl is once again sweeping through the 318 bringing captivating art, marvelous live music, and the most scrumptious of foods. Absolutely free to the public, this dynamic event is located in Downtown Monroe and West Monroe and consists of 9 galleries featuring our most talented local artists and photographers.

Also, be sure to check out our special pop-up exhibit at the Baker Building during the Downtown Gallery Crawl. We as the Arts Council will debut Leigh Buffington’s poster for the 2018 North Delta Food & Wine Festival where signed posters will be for sale.

Come celebrate the arts and our creative community on Thursday, August 2nd from 5-9 p.m. This is an event you will not want to miss! If you can’t attend the Crawl this time, don’t worry. This event occurs on the first Thursday of every other month. For more information about the Downtown Art Gallery click here.

-Joanna Calhoun

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Meet the Board Member: Brandi Cole

We, the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, have had the honor to recently elect multiple wonderful people onto our board. Continuing our blog post series called Meet the Board Member, we think it would be a important for the community to get to know our new board members and to learn what they are doing in our area! This week we had the pleasure to interview one our new board members, Brandi Cole.

Brandi Cole

Q: Tell me about your background; where are you from, what was your childhood like, what is your family like?

A: I was born in the Dallas area and grew up in West Monroe with my parents (a schoolteacher and a salesman) and two siblings. I had an awesome childhood in north Louisiana – back in the good old days when we didn’t have electronics and spent a lot of time outside. I also spent a lot of time with my nose in a book. I graduated from Louisiana Tech with an accounting degree and then went to LSU Law School. I practiced Labor & Employment law in Baton Rouge for five years at a regional firm.  About 4 years ago, I found my way back to northeast Louisiana with the hope of providing my kids with the same upbringing I enjoyed – being surrounded by family and a great community.

Q: What is your current job, and what else are you involved with in the area?

A: I am an in-house attorney at CenturyLink, where I am in the Ethics & Compliance group and perform internal corporate investigations. We now have nearly 50,000 employees around the globe, so every day brings on a new set of rewards and challenges. I am also involved with the Twin City Ballet, my kids’ schools, and my church.

Q:  I know you are affiliated with the Twin City Ballet Company; can you tell me about the organization and your involvement?

A: I am on the board of the Twin City Ballet, which is a non-profit operated under the artistic direction of Mrs. Linda Lavender Ford. The two main purposes of the TCB are to create exciting dance experiences in the community and to offer an opportunity for training and stage experience for young talented dancers. I love being part of an organization that provides such opportunities for dancers and brings culture to our area through dance performances and events throughout the year.

Q: When did your passion for dance begin, and why are you so passionate about it?

A: I first fell in love with dance at the age of 3, and I still dance with my kids, my husband (who is actually an incredible dancer, especially for a banker) and at my weekly adult hip-hop class, which is the most fun I have had in years! I can’t think of anything that feels better than dancing. Dance is an outlet for artistic expression, and it is a beautiful way to tell a story.

Q: Where do you go or what do you do to get inspired?

A: I run, I pray, I spend time on the trails at Kiroli Park or I talk someone into taking a trip with me!

Q: What are some things most people do not know you are passionate about?

A: I don’t keep many secrets, but I am secretly passionate about some classic rock – think Bob Seger, Eric Clapton. I credit my dad for making me listen to all his music growing up.

Q: What made you decide to accept the position as a board member for the NELA Arts Council?

A: Barry is very persuasive. Just kidding – I think we are lucky to live in a small town with a talented art community and rich culture, and I want to be involved in making sure people in NELA are aware of how great it is to live here. I also love the events the Arts Council puts on.

Q: What special asset do you believe you can bring to the table as a board member?

A: Although I wish I could offer up something more interesting, I will have to say – my legal skills.

Q: What are you most looking forward to as a new board member?

A: Learning more about the Arts Council!


The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council is absolutely thrilled to have Brandi as one of our newest board members, and we know she will be a wonderful asset to our Board and as well as towards our arts community.

-Joanna Calhoun

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Meet the Board Member: Jay Yates

We as the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council have had the privilege to recently elect multiple wonderful people onto our board, so we will be starting up a short blog post series called Meet the Board Member. We think it would be a great for the community to get to know our new board members better and to learn what they are doing in our area! This week we had the pleasure of interviewing one of our newest board members, Jay Yates.

Q: Tell me about your background; where are you from, what was your childhood like, what is your family like?

A: I was born in Monroe in 1982. When I was young, my mother Nancy King and I moved to Harvey, which is on the west bank of New Orleans.  I grew up happy and loved living in New Orleans. Regularly we would come back to Monroe to visit family and I always enjoyed that too. My mother remarried before I got to high school, and we then moved back to West Monroe permanently. My stepfather Terry King has always been and continues to be a big influence on my life. After high school I took my time through college and ended up finishing up at North Texas in Dallas in 2006. My father moved to the Florida Keys when I was young, so I spent my formative summers there on the ocean working for his various water sports businesses. The ocean called me back after college, and I spent the next few years mostly in Key West Florida, where I eventually met my beautiful wife Heather.  We have been back in Monroe almost 10 years now. We have a 9-year-old daughter Emma and a 6-year-old son Isaak.    
Q: What is your current job?
A: I am the Director of Sales and Marketing for Kingsland Ranch.
Q: Can you tell me more about Kingsland Ranch and what makes Kingsland Ranch special?
A: Kingsland is a 900 acre cattle ranch in West Monroe. We provide all natural retail beef to the area via private sale and grocery stores.
Q: What are some things most people do not know you are passionate about?
A: The ocean or really any water will do.  I love going to the beach and being on Lake Claiborne with my family. 
Q: Why are you passionate about the arts in Northeast Louisiana?
A:  I’ve always loved art. Growing up if you’d asked me what I wanted to do for a living I would have said “Comic Book Artist.”  Nowadays the only time I draw is with my kids.  But I do love the arts culture I’ve watched develop over the last decade or so in Monroe.
Q: What made you decide to accept the position as a board member for the NELA Arts Council?
A:  I’m 35 and through the most time-consuming part of raising children, I figured it was a good way to get involved with the community.
Q: What special asset do you believe you can bring to the table as a board member?
A:  I’ve always been a people person. I enjoy meeting new people and having fun. 

We are very excited to have Jay Yates as one of our new board members, and we know he will be a wonderful contribution to our Board and towards the arts community.

-Joanna Calhoun

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Meet Talented Music Student Deterrius Johnson

One of the biggest goals of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council is to bring access to arts education into the public school systems of all the parishes we serve. Whether it be marching band, dance, visual arts, orchestra, or choir, we believe it is our community’s obligation to provide our students with these life-changing opportunities which cultivate imagination and creativity. Yet after conducting research, we found that there are still currently 9,922 rural public school students without a single opportunity for an arts education class.

We were happy to have the chance to visit Franklin Parish High School and get to know student Deterrius Johnson, also known as DJ, who is a qualified Talented Music student. DJ is currently a rising senior and has been enrolled in his school’s choir classes through middle school and high school. DJ first shared with us that music has always been a huge influence in his life. His mother was in their church’s choir at King Jesus Worship Center since he was born; he joined that choir as well when he was 9-years-old and continued singing ever since.

“I’ve been singing most of my life. My momma said when she used to sing in the choir, she could feel me jumping in her stomach when she was pregnant with me,” said DJ.

DJ Johnson

DJ explained that that he was so thankful for the Talented Music program and for his school’s choir program because he felt as if it gave him a time to shine and grow in his overall confidence. He paid regards to his choir director who taught him several techniques such as how to control his breathing and how to conduct his warm-up exercises. Not only is DJ a singer at his home church and high school, he is also a music minister for three other local churches where he plays piano and organ. Music is clearly such a huge part of DJ’s life, and he wants to keep it that way. After graduating, he plans to attend college and major in classical voice performance where he will focus on the genres of opera and gospel.

Some ideas that DJ wants to make known to the community is how much of a positive impact arts education provides. He wishes there were more public support for arts programs because they are continually cut short and neglected versus other aspects in school systems. He wishes that people did not view music as short-lived flashy concerts and focused more inwardly on how the arts can transform one’s inner spirit like it does to his.

“It’s not just about shows- it’s really about what you feel on the inside. Music is like a way to escape. If I’m in a bad mood, all I have to do is sing and I’ll be alright. It uplifts me,” said DJ.

Just as it does for DJ, arts education literally changes one’s being and one’s future. The Arts Council is creating many initiatives to bring the gift of arts into schools, and one way we are doing that is by the creation of a 2018-2019 Arts Teachers’ Wish Lists. We gave teachers around the 318 the opportunity to share items they need to complete their arts classrooms.  When you give, 100% of your donation will go directly towards the completion of the teachers’ classrooms.

Complete an arts teacher’s wish list today by clicking here.

-Joanna Calhoun

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