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SEPTEMBER 17 & 18, 2014 NEW JERSEY ARTS EDUCATION COLLECTIVE WWW.NJAEC.ORG Artist in Education Residency
SEPTEMBER 17 & 18, 2014
SEPTEMBER 17 & 18, 2014
NEW JERSEY ARTS EDUCATION COLLECTIVE WWW.NJAEC.ORG Artist in Education Residency Program/Arts Horizons/Morris Arts 

NEW JERSEY ARTS EDUCATION COLLECTIVE
WWW.NJAEC.ORG
Artist in Education Residency Program/Arts Horizons/Morris Arts 

The New Jersey Arts Education Partnership/The New Jersey Performing Arts 

Center/The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Perkins Center for the Arts 

Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey/Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts 

Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania 

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey 

State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment 

for the Arts and the New Jersey Arts Education Collective.

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The New Jersey Arts Education Collective gives special gratitude to Grounds for Sculpture and the Education & Event Planning Staff for generously hosting and supporting our annual teaching artist conference for the 11th consecutive year.


 The New Jersey Arts Education Collective (NJAEC) is a partnership of New Jersey based

 The New Jersey Arts Education Collective (NJAEC) is a partnership of New Jersey based

The New Jersey Arts Education Collective (NJAEC) is a partnership of New Jersey based not-for profit organizations whose mission is to provide the highest quality professional development and networking opportunities for members of the arts education community. Visit us at www.njaec.org.

Distinguished Member Organizations and Contacts

Artists in Education Residency Program

Danielle Bursk, Administrator

Arts HorizonsJenifer Simon, NJ Programs, Partnerships and the Artist/Teacher Institute

Morris Arts

Barbara Reuther, Education Director

The New Jersey Arts Education PartnershipKris Wenger, Director

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center Caitlin Evans-Jones, Director of Partnerships & Professional Development

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts Robin Middleman, Senior Program Ocer, Arts Education

Perkins Center for the Arts Karen Chigounis, Curator and Arts Education Director

Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey Jim DeVivo, Director of Education

Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts Noreen Scott-Garrity, Associate Director & Curator of Education

Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern PennsylvaniaJackie Knox, Art Education Associate

2014-2015 NJAEC OFFICERS


 Chair Jenifer Simon 
 Arts Horizons 
 
 Treasurer Danielle Bursk 
 Artists in
Chair
Jenifer Simon
Arts Horizons
Treasurer
Danielle Bursk 

Artists in Education Administrator

Secretary

NJ Arts Education Partnership

Kris Wenger

MEMBERSHIP

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Non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)3 or equivalent status, government agencies or an a liate program or department of higher education are eligible.

BENEFITS

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Access to statewide networking opportunities and

professional development o erings for teaching artists and administrators

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Participate in a variety of committees

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Voting Rights

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And more! Full information and application at www.njaec.org

The New Jersey Arts Education Collective is funded by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 TH 8:30am-10:00am 
 REGISTRATION & LIGHT BREAKFAST 
 Location: Event Lobby

 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 TH 8:30am-10:00am 
 REGISTRATION & LIGHT BREAKFAST 
 Location: Event Lobby

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 TH
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 TH

8:30am-10:00am REGISTRATION & LIGHT BREAKFAST

Location: Event Lobby

Please enjoy coffee, tea and breakfast pastries.

9:00am-10:00am BREATH & MOVEMENT WORKSHOP

Location: Terrace

Optional and back by popular demand, Ritu Pandya’s workshop will help you welcome the morning with light movement and breathing exer- cises to make you feel calmer, more focused and ready to take on the day.

10:00am-10:15 WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Jenifer Simon, Nick PaleologosLocation: Main Room

Introduction to the conference and special award of excellence presented to Grounds for Sculpture

10:15am-12:00noon REPORTS FROM THE FIELD

Location: Main Room

An exciting line up of regional and national Arts Education experts, presenting short reports on trends and developments in their area of exper- tise. There will be plenty of opportunity for con- ference attendees to ask questions. Scheduled to present:

Nick Paleologos, Executive DirectorNew Jersey State Council on the Arts

Richard Burrows, District Arts Administrator Newark Public Schools and Media Arts Co-Chair to the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards

Ann Marie Miller, Executive DirectorArt Pride NJ

Mary Reece, Director of Special Projects Foundation for Educational Administration

Dale Schmid, Visual & Performing Arts Coordinator, NJ Department of Education

Kris Wenger, Executive DirectorNew Jersey Arts Education Partnership

12:00noon-12:45pm LUNCH

Location: Event Lobby

SESSION 1 
 1:00-1:45PM
SESSION 1 

1:00-1:45PM
SESSION 1 
 1:00-1:45PM yourself and your work to your fellow teaching artists in a casual

yourself and your work to your fellow teaching artists in a casual setting.

work to your fellow teaching artists in a casual setting. 
 AGENCY NETWORKING 
 Location: Main

AGENCY NETWORKING

Location: Main Room

Representatives from the New Jersey Arts Educa- tion Collective’s member agencies will be on hand to meet and chat with conference at- tendees. This is your opportunity to ask about applying to artist rosters, changes in need in the field, potential projects and just to intro- duce yourself to the people who connect teach- ing artists and schools, eldercare facilities and other employment opportunities. Bring your busi- ness cards and plan to network- we will, too! Participating NJAEC Member Organizations in- clude:

Mini sessions give attendees the option of par- ticipating in a hands-on art making activity, watching PechaKuchas (several short, powerful and interesting presentations by your peers on a variety of topics), visiting a casual walk-in sa- lon where attendees can meet, mingle and share their work with one another, or meeting and chatting with representatives from the New Jersey Arts Education Collective’s member or- ganizations.

Arts Education Collective’s member or - ganizations. PECHAKUCHAS 
 Location: Large Viewing Room PechaKucha,

PECHAKUCHAS

Location: Large Viewing Room

PechaKucha, which means "the sound of conver- sation" in Japanese, was first conceived by To- kyo architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, who were seeking a way to encourage student presenters to use PowerPoint in a more organ- ized and succinct manner. The format inspires creativity by imposing constraints upon the pre- senter just as the Haiku format does with un- rhymed verses. Presentations from:

Performing Arts as a Way to Teach - Christopher Parker

Glassroots - Jenny Pollack

Arts Horizons

MorrisArts

The New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Perkins Center for the Arts

Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey

Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts

Young Audiences New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania

The History of Book Arts - Cathy Lecleire

1:00pm-1:45pm WALK-IN SALON

Location: Education Room

Share your work with one another in the walk- in salon or start a discussion on a topic that is important to you. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet, work samples or cards and introduce

BOOK ARTS: THE STORY OF MY LIFE Mansa Mussa

Location: Education Center Outer Room

Participants learn how to create a small folded accordion book that contains the story of their life’s odyssey, filled with small but significant facts, flights of reverie, and brief moments of

euphoria. They will incorporate the mediums of collage, drawing, text, graphics, and photo- graphs taken during the workshop. Students will incorporate geometric shapes, peel and stick graphics to create the book.

shapes, peel and stick graphics to create the book. SESSION 2 
 2:00-3:30PM WHAT DO NELSON
SESSION 2 
 2:00-3:30PM
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2:00-3:30PM

WHAT DO NELSON MANDELA, FORREST GUMP, YAHOO, AND NATIONAL ARTS STANDARDS HAVE IN COMMON?

Richard Burrows Location: Main Room

Teaching Artists who plan to work in schools within the Newark Public School System will want to attend this workshop presented by the district arts administrator for Newark Public Schools. Learn about the Newark Schools Arts Education Directory & Registry; how to apply for inclusion into and use it to present your work to potential school clients in Newark. This registry is designed to bring consistency to the information made available to schools, as well as define the needs of students, teachers and learning communities.

WHADDYAWANNA KNOW?: THE USE OF REFLECTION, FEEDBACK, AND QUES- TIONS IN RESPONDING TO THE ARTS AND ARTS EDUCATION

Teresa A. Fisher, PhD Location: East Gallery Alcove

Have you ever found yourself facing an audi- ence at the end of a session or performance – be it one of students in a classroom or a gen- eral audience in a theatre or other performance site – and didn’t know how to start a conversa- tion about the work? Or you thought you had a solid plan, but were met with dead silence and perplexed faces? Or dealt with someone

commandeering the discussion? In this session, we’ll explore new ways of structuring post-work discussions and consider new ways of asking questions in order to gather useful reflections and feedback.

ARTIST RESIDENCIES WORKING WITH OLDER ADULTS

Don Ehman, Jenifer Simon, Lilian Ribiero, Ricardo Pena, Anna Evans, Molly Johnson, Yah’ya Kamate Location: Large Viewing Room

Looking for artist residency employment oppor- tunities? Want to share your talents with a new audience? See what it’s like conducting a resi- dency with a community of older adults. Teach- ing artists working in visual arts, theatre, story- telling, creative movement, percussion and po- etry share their experiences teaching older adults. Find out how to connect with administra- tors, activity directors for employment opportuni- ties and if any special training/certification is required. Each of the five panelists will share their expertise and anecdotes about residencies with older adults. An activity director from an assisted living community will share procedures and tips for employment.

EVERY SPECIES DOES AGREE, ADAPTATION IS THE KEY… TO SURVIVAL!

Robin Pease, Kulture Kids Location: Education Center Inner Room

This presentation is a survey of techniques, ma- terials and resources for integrating arts into science for elementary school children. Work- shop includes a selection of age-appropriate ac- tivities and supplies and alignment with Core Curriculum and Fine Arts Standards. Using ani- mal adaptation, Kulture Kids demonstrates how an extravaganza with 251 students was con- ceived, created, performed and assessed. It also includes professional development sessions,

ideas on how this type of project can be cre- ated, and opportunities for participants to sing, dance, act, write and use visual art in science.

RECYCLED CITIES

Ben Pranger Location: Education Center Outer Room

In this hands-on workshop, we will make small architectural models from recycled materials. The emphasis is on how an improvised, process oriented approach to art making can intersect with Core Curriculum Content in both math and language arts. Participants will construct sev- eral structures from a variety of materials to make a collaborative city.

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SESSION 3 
 3:45-4:40PM
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DRAWING FROM NATURE: BRANCHING

Karen Fuchs Location: Education Center Outer Room

Drawing from Nature- Branching. Arts educator Karen Fuchs will discuss various organic forms, patterns and structures found in the natural world, with a focus on branching as a growth form. Participants will sketch and model branch- ing, creating a tree sculpture that models this concept.

PECHAKUCHAS

Location: Large Viewing Room

Topics will include Fellowship Opportunities for Artists, Measuring Metaphoric Thinking in the Arts and more! Each presentation is 20 slides of 20 seconds each, and some time for Q&A. Artist Services - Don Ehman Comics and the Common Core - Kevin Pyle Art as Social Change - Eileen Foti

Use of Metaphor in Art - Christopher Parker How I Got My AIE Residency - Michele Brody

WALK-IN SALONLocation: Education Center Inner Room

Share your ideas and work with one another in the walk-in salon. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet, work samples or cards and introduce yourself and your work to your fellow teaching artists in a casual setting.

NJAEC AGENCY NETWORKING

Location: Main Room

Representatives from the NJAEC’s member agen- cies will be on hand to meet and chat with con- ference attendees. This is your opportunity to ask about applying to teaching artist rosters, changes in need in the field, potential projects and to introduce yourself to the people who connect teaching artists and schools, eldercare facilities and other employment opportunities.

NETWORKING EVENT! 5:00-6:00pm 
 
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NETWORKING EVENT!
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 TH
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 TH

8:30am-9:30am REGISTRATION & LIGHT BREAKFAST

Location: Event Lobby

9:00am-10:00am CIRCUS YOGA

Erin Maile O’Keefe and Kevin O’Keefe Location: Main Room

Last year's attendees will remember the im- promptu after-lunch dance and movement ex- travaganza led by Circus Yoga's It was such a hit, we asked her to come back from Vermont this year to start our day with some fun move- ment activities. Before a morning of sitting and learning, you may chose to join her and Kevin O'Keefe for some early morning movement and fun.

10:00am WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

Caitlin-Evans Jones Location: Main Room

10:00am-11:00am KEYNOTE

Location: Main Room

Philip Alexander draws on research in education and neuroscience to demonstrate how authentic arts experiences develop and reinforce key cog- nitive and behavioral skills. Using a variety of audio/visual and interactive examples, Alexander connects this research directly to practice of teaching artists in school-day and after-school programs, including the Common Core State Standards. By addressing academic, psychologi- cal and social benefits of arts learning, partici- pants will leave the keynote with a fresh under- standing of their educational practice, which may help them to refine and focus their work for learners of any age.

11:15am-12:00noon LUNCH

Location: Event Lobby

Grab a bagged lunch, relax, and talk to others inside or outside Grounds for Sculpture.

and talk to others inside or outside Grounds for Sculpture. SESSION 4 
 12:15-1:45PM COMMON CORE
SESSION 4 
 12:15-1:45PM
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12:15-1:45PM

COMMON CORE AND ELA

Philip Alexander, PhD, Kit SailerHector Morales Location: Main Room

Learning standards and frameworks can be in- timidating, especially for teaching artists who are not “inside” the educational system. This workshop provides a direct opportunity to look at the Common Core ELA standards in relation- ship to actual lessons, and provides a few strategies to apply the standards to each TA’s own curriculum. Primarily designed as an intro- duction to the standards, this session can serve as a valuable refresher for any teaching artists already incorporating Common Core in their in- structional practice.

WORKING ALONGSIDE THE STUDENT WITH AN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)

Michelle MariglianoLocation: Large Viewing Room

Working Alongside the Student with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will focus on the de- sign and implementation of arts experiences for individuals with ASD in a variety of educational settings, and will cover current literature, best practices, and shared professional experiences

that merge the fields of arts and special educa- tion.

FOLK ARTS: PYSANKY UKRANIAN EGG PAINTING

Olga Roman KobrynLocation: Education Center Outer Room

In this hands-on art making workshop, partici- pants will learn about the history of pysanky (egg painting), and have the opportunity to cre- ate their own pysanka using traditional methods of bees' wax and stylus.

BUILDING AN ONLINE BRAND

Priscilla Hopkins-Smith Location: Education Center Inner Room

The workshop will give participants the opportu- nity and knowledge to know if they should purse an online presence to showcase their work. The presenter will share best practices for use of social media to document teaching art- ist’s work outside the classroom, including use of blogs. By the end of this workshop, partici- pants will have an understanding of the impor- tance of a presence, set up of one type of so- cial media platform, develop an understanding of the maintenance process, and undertake the initial set up and/or resources for fully develop- ing a blog.

NEW JERSEY STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS ROSTER/AIE ARTIST TRAINING

Danielle Bursk Location: East Gallery Alcove

Teaching Artists newly selected for the NJSCA Teaching Artist Roster are expected to partici- pate in this training and all NJSCA Roster art- ists are welcome to attend. This workshop will provide an overview of the key elements and important details of the Artists-in-Education (AIE) Residency grant program. Participants will learn the program’s expectations for teaching artists and what to anticipate when undertaking an AIE residency. Design 20 day workshop plans, learn how to improve your chances of

being selected for an AIE residency, and de- velop skills to make your first (or next!) AIE resi- dency achieve optimum impact. (Please note- this workshop is designed for NJSCA Roster art- ists only- it is not designed for artists who are not yet on the roster).

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who are not yet on the roster). BREAK 1:45-2:00PM 
 
 SESSION 5 
 2:00-3:30PM DANCE
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DANCE TO LEARN PARTNERSHIPS

Michelle Marigliano, Maureen Heffernan, Lees Hummel, Sam Pott, Laura Marchese Location: Main Room

Dance to Learn Partnerships will provide partici- pants with an understanding of how profes- sional partnerships influenced the development, funding and implementation of Dance to Learn, a four-year interdisciplinary and inclusive dance curriculum with the goal to advance dance edu- cation in schools and community settings.

DIARY OF BEST PRACTICES WORKING WITH AUTISM

Arthur WilsonLocation: Large Viewing Room

Based on a decade of residencies with autism programs, activities, curriculum, and lesson plans designed during the partnership of a vis- ual and theater artist are shared as a process of discovery motivated by, but not weighed down by the autism spectrum of developmental ranking. This workshop highlights the use of mantras, sound, art, and movement which in- volves teachers in mirroring and following up on lesson plan objectives. Participants will also be privy to portfolio materials which challenged both students and teachers to stretch beyond the general expectations of students with

autism. This workshop is a work of art for the spirit!

MANDALA

Ritu PandyaLocation: Education Center Inner Room

A Mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the Uni- verse. Creating circular, free flowing abstract forms facilitates meditation. and deeper thought. This hands-on making activity will engage the group to work together to design and complete a mandala made of colored grains of rice.

FOLK ARTS: WATER DRUM, PERCUS- SION & CEREMONIAL SONGS

Tyrone EllisLocation: Education Center Outer Room

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the traditional and modern rhythms of the Water Drum and the ceremonial songs that accompany them. Participants will also ex- plore Pow-wow Drums and Hand Drums.

GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE HUNT!

Location: East Gallery Alcove

The Sculpture Hunt is a fast-paced, fun intro- duction to Grounds For Sculpture! Your team will race against the clock to locate selected sculptures in the park and earn points by an- swering related questions. The winning team members will receive a prize!

3:30pm CLOSING COMMENTS

Location: Main Room

3:30pm-4:30pm OPPORTUNITY FOR CASUAL AGENCY NETWORKING

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art center for 6 years, and is currently serving as vice- chair; she also serves as the treasurer to the NJAEC.

Don Ehman is the Director of Arts Inclusion, Artists’ Services and the Access Coordinator for the New Jer- sey State Council on the Arts where he has worked since 2001. The Council received the 2004 National Ac- cessibility Leadership Award from the National Endow- ment for the Arts. He also serves as the Council’s liai- son to the Cultural Access Network of NJ, a co- sponsored program with the NJ Theatre Alliance; the Alliance for Arts and Health, a co-sponsored program with ArtPride NJ; and the Community of Practice pro- gram with the National Center for Creative Aging. Don also manages the following programs for the Council:

the Individual Artist Fellowship program with the Mid- Atlantic Arts Foundation; the visual arts, literary and choreography Fellowship Showcases; the Arts Annual exhibition; the Senior Art Show; the Arts Management Intern program, the Arts Inclusion program and the Vis- ual Artist Registry.

Tyrone “Dancing Wolf” Ellis is of the Nanticoke Lenn- Lenape Tribal Nation, a local tribe currently stationed in Bridgeton, NJ. He became active in his community since the age of 14 when he began his singing and dancing. His goal has always been to learn so that he can teach. He has taken on important roles and actively engaged in his tribe’s youth.

Anna Evans is a recipient of Fellowships from the Mac- Dowell Artists' Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and winner of the 2012 Rattle Poetry Prize Readers' Choice Award. She currently teaches po- etry at West Windsor Art Center and at a residential facillity for older adults with Alzheimer's. She is the edi- tor of the anthology, Forgetting Home: Poems About Alzheimer's, available from Barefoot Muse Press.

Teresa A. Fisher, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at Bronx Community College. Teresa’s research interests include post-show discussions, new play development, body image, and theatre for health. She produces New Plays for Young Audiences at NYU and is an Artistic Associate with the New Visions/New Voices Play Festival at the Kennedy Center. She is the author of Post-Show Discussions in New Play Development.

author of Post-Show Discussions in New Play Development. Philip A. Alexander, PhD is a creativity catalyst

Philip A. Alexander, PhD is a creativity catalyst who partners with artists, teachers, students, administrators and researchers in the field of arts in education. He is proud to have worked with numerous arts and educa- tion organizations at the local, state and national level, including Roundabout Theatre Company, Metropolitan Opera Guild, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Center for Arts Education, Empire State Partnerships, US Department of Education, and VSArts. When developing and producing high quality programs, his work has focused on pro- gram design, assessment and evaluation, learning stan- dards, effective professional development, advocacy, and strategic planning. Holding a doctorate in theatre history and currently serving as the Director of the New York State Alliance for Arts Education, Phil is committed to the mission of “all arts for all students.”

Richard Burrows has been an arts advocate for over 40 years. He was Director of Arts Education for Los Angeles Unified School District for 9 years where he was the conceptual architect and organizational strate- gist for reinstating the arts in all 1,100 schools. Prior to that, Burrows led the Institute for Arts Education in San Diego, California. He was also a tenured professor of dance at The Ohio State University and performed as a professional dancer/choreographer for 17 years in several world-wide tours. He is Media Arts Co-Chair to the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards and is currently the district arts administrator for Newark Pub- lic Schools in New Jersey.

Danielle Bursk is the Artists in Education Administrator for the Artist in Education Residency Grant program, a co-sponsored program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Young Audiences New Jersey & East- ern Pennsylvania. She earned an MFA from Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts and a BFA from Tyler School of Art, and also has a certificate in Nonprofit Management from LaSalle University’s School of Busi- ness. A seasoned arts administrator and presenter at national and regional conferences, she also is a practic- ing visual artist. Danielle has been awarded a number of national fellowships, awards and exhibitions. Her work has been reviewed in publications such as the Philadel- phia Inquirer and the Pittsburgh City paper, and can be seen during the month of September at 110 Church Gal- lery in Philadelphia. She has served on the board of directors for Artworks, Trenton’s downtown community

Karen Fuchs graduated from Moore College of Art with a BFA in textile design. She then had a weaving studio in Princeton, NJ, worked professionally in interior archi- tecture in NYC, taught at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and since moving to the suburbs, has developed and teaches curriculum that focuses on organic forms, pat- terns and structures found in the natural world. Her work includes cyanotypes, textiles, photography, print- making, collage and assemblage.

Maureen Heffernan serves as the Director of Arts and Education for Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania. She has been leader in the NJ arts com- munity since 1977 and was associated with the Institute for Arts and Humanities Education for 25 years, initially as an artist and finally as the Executive Director until IAHE merged with YANJ in July, 2007. Maureen is a member of the faculty of the School of Arts and Com- munication at The College of New Jersey where she teaches Integrated Visual and Performing Arts. She is a respected educator, lecturer, and workshop leader in arts education and arts administration throughout the tri-state area. Maureen is a recipient of the NJ Gover- nor’s Arts Award as a Distinguished Teaching Artist. She is a member of the steering committee of Creative NJ and the Cultural Access Network NJ,. She holds an MFA in Theater from Rutgers University, and a BA in Speech and Theatre from Calumet College. She is a member of Actors' Equity, the Society for Stage Direc- tors and Choreographers and a 2012 graduate of Lead New Jersey.

Priscilla Hopkins-Smith is the founder of PHS Media LLC, which provides marketing, consulting, and social media optimization. She has worked with small busi- nesses, public relations agencies and nonprofits provid- ing everything from marketing strategies to press re- leases and bookings for established authors on national radio stations. She works with the NJSCA, assisting the communication and arts education departments and is the Program Associate at the NJAEP. A former member of the Communications Working Group for ArtsPlan NJ and the PR and Marketing Committee for the Commu- nity Foundation of South Jersey, Priscilla holds a B.A. from Thomas Edison State College and a certificate for Nonprofit Management at Burlington County College. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Thea- tre: Arts Administration program at Rowan University.

Molly Johnson has her own printmaking studio, Social Animal Press, in Ocean Grove New Jersey. She has been a practicing and exhibiting artist for over 20 years, and in that time has received many awards in- cluding a full fellowship to study printmaking at The

Ohio State University and recognition with a New Jer- sey Governor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching Artist in 2012. She conducts Artist-in-Education residencies throughout the state. She is the Creative Director of Table Talk, a participatory arts project that encourages community dialogue through the creation of handmade tables. She has worked extensively with the aging popu- lation in assisted living facilities, nursing homes and sen- ior centers.

Yah’Ya Kamate is a dancer, instructor, choreographer, masquerade artist and fire-eater from Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, West Africa. He is a former dancer with the Na- tional Ballet Cote D’Ivoire, Cambodgen of N’guatta Do- likro Dance Company, Affoubenou Sakassou Dance Com- pany, Djensia Group, and Fotemoban Dance. His current performance credits include Ballet D’Afrique Djoniba, MASK Dance Company, and solo work with various art- ists in the New York metropolitan area. Yah’Ya has been performing and choreographing with The Seventh Principle dance company since 1997. He has worked with older adults at senior centers incorporating crea- tive movement and percussion.

Olga Kobryn has been decorating Ukrainian Easter eggs, the ancient art of pysanky, since she was ten years old. This Easter tradition, with its pagan origins dating back to 3000 B.C., has been handed down through the generations. Her aunt who emigrated from Ukraine to America in the early 1900’s taught her. Since those early years, Olga has shared her love for this Ukrainian Easter tradition by teaching the legacy of this beautiful form of art. In 2003, Olga was awarded the Master Artist of Pysanky status by the Folk Arts Ap- prenticeship Program of the NJSCA. She taught lan- guage arts at the middle school level in Woodbridge Township School District for almost 25 years. Prior to that, she taught elementary school at St. John’s Ukrain- ian Catholic School in Newark. She earned her B.A. in Elementary Education and Psychology from Fordham University.

Erin Maile O’Keefe is co-founder of CircusYoga, Cir- cusYoga Teacher Training, and Flying Partner Yoga. She received her BFA from Cornell University and is the for- mer Vice President and Festival Director of the Ameri- can Youth Circus Organization. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga, Rasa Yoga, and Embodied Anatomy & Yoga teacher whose practice is informed by Body-Mind Cen- tering, circus, and dance. Erin has been a teacher of movement studies to kids and adults since 1981. Through the Growing A Story program she has taught story creation, creative movement, and play production to inner-city elementary students. She has brought her

unique approach to story and yoga together in a prac- tice she calls Story Vinyasa.

Kevin O’Keefe has been designing and leading in- school residencies for over 20 years. He is a master of integrating core curriculum through the practice of cir- cus. Kids embrace the circus as a touchstone and walk away from his residencies enthusiastic about learning and fully embodied with the experience. Since 1985, his show The One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase has toured the world. He is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theater. Kevin has taught yoga, circus, theater and clown all over the world and at Sarah Lawrence College in the Theater MFA program and is the founder and past president of the American Youth Circus Organization.

Michelle L. Marigliano is the Special Projects & As- sessment Coordinator with Young Audiences. She holds a masters in Child Development from Sarah Lawrence College. For over twenty years her teaching has inspired students and teachers to explore new territory, take risks and experience joy. With the aim to create a trans- formative learning environment her pedagogical ap- proach draws inspiration from the foundational princi- ples of progressive education and child development. In her role as facilitator, she works to deeply understand and support a participant’s interpersonal connections and personal interests while creating conditions for fur- ther exploration. She has extensive experience collabo- rating with students, educators, family and community members.

Hector Morales is a drummer and percussionist, who has combined live national and international perform- ance for the past 15 years with teaching music in the New York area. Mr. Morales is the author of the “The Afro-Peruvian Percussion Ensemble” - Instructional book/DVD published by Sher Music Co, and was nomi- nated in the “Best Educational Book of 2014” category by Modern Drummer Magazine. He has led professional development workshops at Face to Face and The New Jersey Music Educators State Conference. Morales has performed on important international stages as the Lin- coln Center, The National Museum of Peru, the "Society of Musicians and Composers of Chile", "Festival du Monde Arabe de Montreal", Jerusalem Music Festival, among others.

Mansa K. Mussa has been an Arts educator for the past 33 years. His book arts classes introduce students to the power of utilizing photography and graphics as a means of artistic expression and as a method of docu- menting their personal lives and family history. Design materials include: paper, geometric shapes, 3-D objects,

graphic arts paper, magazine photographs, text, and per- sonal portraits (generated with a digital camera and printer).

Nick Paleologos is the Executive Director of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. A cum laude graduate of Tufts University, he received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. In 2007 he was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the Boston Conservancy. A two-time Tony Award win- ning producer, whose credits include both the London and Broadway productions of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, he is also the recipient of a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for the HBO film In the Gloaming, which marked the directorial debut of the late Christopher Reeve. Prior to his career as a theatre and film pro- ducer, Nick served for 14 years as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives where his pri- mary focus was education in the arts. He served for over a decade as one of its Founder Trustees. From 2007-2010, he was Executive Director of the Massachu- setts Film Office.

Ritu Pandya has been recognized for her talents in Yoga & Breath work, Indian folk & Bollywood dancing, Batik, Henna, and Mandalas for over 25 years. Ritu teaches these workshops at various yoga centers, muse-

ums, libraries and folk art centers. She is recently certi- fied as ‘Doonya’ Bollywood inspired fitness trainer. She

is a recent recipient of Leeway grant for social change

thru Mandala & movements, folk art apprentice Henna grant from NJ Council on Arts and is on NJ Artist-in- Education roster. She serves on the Executive Board of NAADA Inc., an Indo-American non-profit organization that strives to promote the Indian arts.

Robin Pease is Founding Artistic Director of Kulture Kids, dedicated to promoting and enhancing arts and cultural awareness. Pease holds a BFA from Boston Con-

servatory, MFA from Case Western Reserve University, is

a member of Actors Equity Association, has served as

Artist-in-Residence for the Nebraska State Arts Council, Idaho Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and pre- sented for the Arts Education Partnership, Kennedy Cen- ter and the International Children’s Games.

Ricardo Peña is a Certified Music Therapist & Thera- peutic Activities Director who has refined his musical skills through 10 years of extensive study and perform- ance with the elders. A person-centered therapy pro- vider, he specializes in supporting creativity, self- expression and self-empowerment. Currently he runs a traveling senior theatre troupe that includes original di- rection and choreography for performers who use wheel-

chairs, walkers and canes. Past productions include “The Honeymooners” and “West Side Story” and are performed throughout the state. His theatre and choir troupes perform throughout NY and NJ.

Samuel Pott founded Nimbus Dance Works in 2005 drawing on a deeply held personal belief in the value that the arts can play in bringing people and communi- ties together. His choreography has been shown in New York City and throughout New Jersey, New Eng- land and California at venues including the Joyce Thea- ter and the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. A member of the NJSCA AIE roster of artists, he has taught dance at the elementary, high school, college, and profes- sional levels and has served on the faculty of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. He re- ceived a Choreography Fellowship from the NJSCA in 2008 and was named a Distinguished Teaching Artist by the council in 2012. He serves on the board of di- rectors of Dance New Jersey and on the Arts Advisory Council for the Jersey City Board of Education.

Ben Pranger exhibits his sculpture, works on paper and installation nationally, with recent shows at Field Pro- jects (NY) and Curious Matter (NJ). His work has been reviewed in publications such as Artforum, Art in Amer- ica, ArtNews and Art Papers. He has participated in art- ist residencies at Kohler Art/Industry, Fine Arts Work Center of Provincetown, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Pro- gram, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He has received sculpture grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New Jersey Council of the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Ben Pranger has taught at Bloomsburg Univer- sity of Pennsylvania, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Hollins University, and has worked as a teach- ing artist in the public schools through residency pro- grams sponsored by AIE, Newark New Media, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

Lillian Ribiero is an applied theatre practitioner who holds a commitment to participant-centered practices that foster meaningful collective theatre experiences. She engages aging adults in theatre and creative story- telling workshops at nursing homes, senior housing facili- ties, and senior centers. She has trained with the Crea- tive Aging Training Institute at The Creative Center at University Settlement, the National Center for Creative Aging Arts and Aging Core for teaching artists, and with Anne Basting at University of Wisconsin’s summer insti- tute Create / Change: transforming care for elders through creative engagement. Lillian is a TimeSlips facili- tator and has her Masters from CUNY School of Profes- sional Studies in Applied Theatre.

Kit Sailer received the Governor’s Award for Outstand- ing Teaching Artist in 2012. She has taught adults at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, the Newark Mu- seum and for the past 9 years at the Artist/Teacher Institute. She works with K-12 students as an AIE and Arts Horizons resident artist. She earned her BFA from Syracuse University, receiving the Hazard/Gee Fellow- ship upon graduation. Other awards include NJ State Council of the Arts Fellowship, Artist-in-residence at the Newark Museum, and participated in Aljira’s Emerge program. Solo exhibits include Johnson & Johnson, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Tomasulo Gallery, Watchung Arts Center, and Catskill Art Society.

Jenifer Simon is the Director of NJ Programs, Partner- ships and The Artist/Teacher Institute at Arts Horizons, overseeing artist-in-residencies, professional develop- ment workshops, and community programs for people of all ages and abilities throughout the state. She is currently earning her Ed.D in Art and Art Education from Teachers College Columbia University, where she earned her M.A. in Arts Administration. She has B.S. in Studio Art from Skidmore College and three certifica- tions as a Training and Development Specialist. She has served as Chair of the NJ Arts Education Collective for four the past years. From 2004-2007 at the Re- search Center for Arts and Culture at Teachers College Columbia University, she was the Project Manager for Above Ground, the first-ever study on the needs and circumstances of aging artists. She conceived of Art Cart: Saving the Legacy, an intergenerational project at the National Center for Creative Aging.

Kristin Wenger is the Director of the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership, the unifying organization and cen- tral resource for arts education information, policy and advocacy in New Jersey. Prior to this position, Kristin was the Executive Director of Young Audiences of New Jersey from 1986-2005. From 2006-2008, she was an adjunct professor at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies where she taught Managing the Arts. She is the co-chair of the Education Committee for Arts Plan NJ, the Secretary for the NJAEC, a mem- ber of Creative NJ and serves on the Certification Team for Young Audiences. She is a past president of the Alliance for Arts Education/New Jersey and is a founding member of the NJ Arts Education Collective and the Artists in Education Consortium. She has a BA in Government from Skidmore College, a MS in Mass Communication from Boston University and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Mandel Center of Case Western Reserve University.

Arthur Wilson is a seasoned performer and producer, who has taught, acted in, and directed theater for over 40 years in the United States and abroad. His work has taken him to around the world. He is a published author who had been honored for his work in Educa- tional Theater by NJPAC and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey. He has received numerous play commis- sions and has assisted in developing multi-disciplinary curriculum for the NY and NJ State Departments of Edu- cation. He is Co-Editor/Publisher of Attitude Magazine and served as a Member of The Board of Directors for the New Dance Group Art Center in New York; is a member of the Dramatist's Guild, Inc.; a member of the American Academy of Poets; and had been affiliated with ASSITEJ/USA; and the International Association of Poetry.

NOTES

WWW.NJAEC.ORG Artist in Education Residency Program/Arts Horizons/Morris Arts 
 The New Jersey Arts Education
WWW.NJAEC.ORG Artist in Education Residency Program/Arts Horizons/Morris Arts 
 The New Jersey Arts Education

Artist in Education Residency Program/Arts Horizons/Morris Arts The New Jersey Arts Education Partnership/The New Jersey Performing Arts Center/The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Perkins Center for the Arts Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey/Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey

State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey Arts Education Collective.

the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment 
 for the Arts and the New

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