An art show like no other. Witness art in action, meet local artists, and get your own creative juices flowing with workshops, participatory art, and a self-guided Art-Making Station. SoulMakes features both performing and visual artists showing their work and how they make their beautiful things, and they’re here to share their knowledge with you. Don’t be afraid to make your mark on the collaborative canvas—creativity is for everyone.

 

Americans for the Arts Is Celebrating National Arts in Education Week September 9-15

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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Americans for the Arts today announced its celebration of National Arts in Education Week. During this week, the field of arts education joins together in communities across the nation to celebrate the transformative power of the arts in education. 

At today’s tour, led by Louise Buyo, Education Coordinator, explore works currently on view and get a special look at the Museum’s Education Gallery that celebrates creativity by helping learners of all ages discover the world of art. We are proud to join forces with others in the field of arts education across the country during “National Arts in Education Week,” September 9-15. Learn more at Americansforthearts.org. The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College is a teaching museum that stimulates transformative encounters with works of art while integrating art learning into daily life for campus and community. The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, located on the Rollins College campus, has free admission in 2018 courtesy of PNC Financial Services Group. The Museum is open year-round with works from its permanent collection also on view nearby at The Alfond Inn. No reservations or tickets are required for this event. Free parking available on campus and in the SunTrust Garage on Lyman Avenue with a Museum-validated parking stub. The Museum is closed on Mondays, during major holidays and for installation of new exhibitions. The Museum is currently closed for installation of exhibitions through September 7.

Family friendly tours of the Maitland Art Center and Historical Museum exhibits, along with related art activities for the whole family to create together! 
Our Education staff will present these exhibits in a child- appropriate way:
Soldier's Home: Veterans' Art in Central Florida
J. Andre Smith and the Art of Camouflage
Cenral Florida Yellow Ribbon Project

Vet Voices: A Healing Journey into Theatre Arts

Early in 2017, TheatreWorks Florida was interested in a new focus group for their highly successful community outreach program, TheatreCares. Through a quick internet search of “arts,” “health,” and “military,” I fell down a rabbit hole of information that led to an incredible year and a half journey of discovery to combine theatre arts with military veteran health needs. The outcome is our outstanding arts and health in the military program called Vet Voices, which provides veterans an opportunity for positive self-awareness and self-discovery in a creative “safe space” environment and allows veterans affected by war to explore the theatre arts and ultimately find healing through creativity.

Hillsborough County (FL)

Americans for the Arts and the National Association of Counties (NACo) awarded Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners of Tampa, Florida the Public Leadership in the Arts Award for County Arts Leadership at NACo’s annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The award honors an elected county board or individual leader who has significantly advanced the arts in the communities they serve.

Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Receive 2018 Public Leadership in the Arts Award for County Arts Leadership

Monday, July 16, 2018

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Americans for the Arts and the National Association of Counties awarded Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners of Tampa, Florida the Public Leadership in the Arts Award for County Arts Leadership at NACo’s annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The award honors an elected county board or individual leader who has significantly advanced the arts in the communities they serve.

Schools Must Be Safe Places for Students to Learn and Pursue Their Passions

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A nation plagued by school shootings watched the horror play out yet again in Southeast Texas when eight Santa Fe High School students and two teachers were killed and 10 others were wounded recently in the worst school shooting since the February assault on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Many of these victims were in an arts classroom making art at the time. Schools must be safe places for students to learn and pursue their passions in the arts and beyond. 

7 P’s for Power: Creating Change through Arts-Based Community Development

In my role as an arts administrator for an organization whose focus is on community development, I have been committed to understanding and strengthening my local arts ecosystem through my work to provide direction and ensure its relevancy. It is imperative for arts leaders and administrators to not just think out of the box, but also to work outside of it in order to help the arts field evolve and stay relevant, particularly with changes in funding, patronage, and social value. Arts-integrated community development allows arts and non-arts leaders to support their arts ecosystem while creating solutions for community issues. It’s not easy work, especially when you’re new to it. In my experience, I have found that it requires 7 P’s for Power.

Join us for one of our most inspiring shows of the season and meet acclaimed artists René Romero Schuler and Sara Conca. Both women recently celebrated highly successful showings at Art Week Miami. In this intriguing exhibition these two distinctive artists capture the viewer’s spirit and evoke a sense of power, vulnerability, beauty and imperfection through their visual art.
 

Shooting Survivors Turn to the Arts in Wake of Tragedy

On February 14, 2018, seventeen people, including students and adults, were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Since this tragedy, the voices of young people from the community have been lifted through their dynamic advocacy to call for reform to national, state, and local gun- and mental health-related policies. Many of the strong skills that they are using for their advocacy came from their immersion and studies in arts education. As the school re-opens and our lawmakers continue important discussions as a result of this tragedy, I hope that young people in every community across our nation continue to embrace the arts to inspire change in their communities, in states, and in Washington, DC. While nothing can lessen this tragedy, the arts are one way for people to find solace and strength.

Preparing Your Organization and Your Donors for Shifts in the Charitable Tax Deduction

On January 1, the 2018 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act went into effect, a substantial change to the U.S. tax code which has the potential to negatively impact arts and culture nonprofit organizations in a variety of ways. One of the most significant impacts will come in changes related to the thresholds and amounts associated with the charitable tax deduction. This 100-year-old provision was designed to stimulate giving to charities and other organizations serving the public good by providing an opportunity to claim a deduction as a reduction in an individual’s tax burden. While the repercussions of the federal tax code changes are still emerging, and corresponding shifts in state-by-state tax policy may impact your situation, the notes that follow are an introductory primer. If you have questions about state-level implications, we recommend you reach out to your state comptroller or state association of nonprofits.

Coming off major shows at the Polk Art Museum, Art Miami, Scope, and more, Jason Myers exhibits Exactly, Who Are We? with MAC Art Galleries for a one-of-a-kind curated show. MAC Art Galleries is pleased to present Jason Myers, whose unique style and technique has solidified his standing as a highly collectible artist in the world of contemporary art.
Drawing from a wealth of personal experiences, cultural and societal issues, the artwork of Jason Myers depicts expressive figures adrift in a psychological landscapes layered with political and social undertones.

Special Programming
Collage Workshop by Master Artist Bruce Helander (brucehelander.com)
Saturday, February 24
9:00am to 4:00pm
$30.00 per person
Purchase Tickets HERE: (https://cceflorida.org/collage-master-class-bruce-helander/)
Seating is Limited!

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