TAF announces 2010 Artist in Residency Award Recipients

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Through a grant that the Tippecanoe Arts Federation was awarded from Chase Bank, 11 counties and thousands of community members will receive enhanced arts and cultural experiences.

The Tippecanoe Arts Federation announces the following 2010 Artist in Residency Award Recipients servicing eleven counties: Lake Village Elementary (Newton County), Lafayette Symphony Orchestra (Cass, Clinton, Newton, and White Counties), Monticello Public Library (White County), Prairie Arts Council (Jasper, Newton, and Pulaski Counties), Delphi Public Library (Carroll, Cass, Tippecanoe, and White Counties), Covington Elementary (Fountain County), Tipton County School Corporation (Tipton County), Ladoga Elementary School (Montgomery County), and Hershey Elementary (Tippecanoe County).

Each artist residency was designed to place trained, knowledgeable, practicing professional artists into settings where they can share the joy and benefits of the creative process with others. In school settings, residency artists provide a meaningful and inspiring curricular connection while exposing students to a unique arts experience.

Lake Village Elementary students will work with visual artist Stacey Bogan to create a mural in their school. The thematic mural will involve one on one interaction with students.

Hershey Elementary will team up with Purdue Galleries’ Art Cart to provide an opportunity for a multi-cultural experience that enriches a cultural awareness of African and African American history and culture.

Ladoga Elementary will utilize the funds to revitalize their after school program highlighting their local artists and arts organizations to serve as instructors.

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra will travel the region with an orchestral quartet visiting students in Cass, Clinton, Newton and White counties. Students will have an opportunity to touch and try the various instruments in an orchestra.

Delphi Public Library will work with Fiber Artist Brigid Manning-Hamilton to expose students throughout Carroll, Cass, Tippecanoe, and White counties to the visual art of sewing and design.

In conjunction with Purdue Galleries, Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, and Words on the Go, Tipton County students will have the opportunity to design, paint, and present a graphic novel with several comic frames, live actors, backdrops, pros and costumes. Living Graphic Novel takes the graphic novel to the next level, by bringing it to life.

The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for fourteen counties. The Federation provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved communities and at-risk youth, and funding for operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region-wide.

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