UrbanArtistry is a nonprofit program, (supported by the Claude Harvard Foundation), dedicated to bringing art to young and old in the most interesting ways. This journal will have comments from those participating in the first UrbanArtistry workshop in Detroit, Michigan as well as the other events to follow. UrbanArtistry:Detroit creative focus is POETRY. Come journey with us as we explore the arts and contribute to the greatest good!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's Alive...

Okay, every semester my place of employment (Grand Rapids Community College) has a program called Learning Day. This year we're doing something related to UrbnaArtistry! Can ya believe it?

We've partnered with the Grand Rapids Public Museum (because we're getting smart about using the resources in our own backyard) for our learning day. The session I'm attending is called - The Museum as City and City as Classroom: A Discussion about the Community as a Place of Learning"

Yes, whoa that is so UrbanArtistry, I thought! The session's facilitators are Kimberly Overdevest, my college from the Visual Arts department at GRCC and Tom Bantle of the Museum. Check out our Public Museum at: http://www.grmuseum.org/

I hope this session will help me revive enough energy and iedas to create a Grand Rapids area UrbanArtistry project!