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    November 2018 Archive

    Meet the Teaching Artist - Allie D'Amico

    Posted Sunday November 18 2018 at 7:37 pm in Education

    I am a music educator.  As an artist, I use music to help my students express themselves, while learning new skills that will allow them to create something enjoyable for the rest of their life.  Music is for everyone and anyone can participate.  I believe that every student has the right to have music a part of their education whether or not they pursue it after school.  I believe that by engaging in music, learners can express themselves with interacting positively with others.

    What is your own arts practice?
          "Music!  Principally French horn, ukulele, and voice."

    Allie D'Amico Playing French Horn

    My experience doing this includes . . .
          "I did my undergraduate training at The University of Texas at Austin (Hook 'Em), then taught a variety of learners for 4 years in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.  Now I'm a second year graduate student at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.  I love singing with friends and playing with community ensembles."

    What grades and art form you will be using in your COOL residency?
          "During my COOL residency I will be working with students ages 14-22 learning music."

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    Call for Socially Engaged Art

    Posted Tuesday November 06 2018 at 11:34 pm in Call For Artists

    Call for socially engaged art

    The Open Door Gallery centers narratives and works by artists that identify as part of the disability community, inviting conversations on inclusion, equity and intersectional justice through the arts.  Operated by VSA Massachusetts, the State Organization on Art and Disability, the Open Door Gallery is centrally located near South Station, in the NonProfit Center.

    We are thrilled to announce that in 2019 we will open up the gallery for community and artist collaboration.  To that end, we welcome applications from individual artists, artist collectives, or organizations to share their work at the gallery.

    Applications will be accepted November 5 - December 12, 2018 and will be reviewed by a gallery advisory committee.  Selected shows will be notified January 5, 2019.

    Please help us spread the word to your networks!

    Questions or concerns can be directed to VSA MA's Communications and Gallery Associate, Ali Blake, via: ali@vsamass.org

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    Job Opening! - Partners for Youth with Disabilities

    Posted Monday November 05 2018 at 3:30 pm in News

    Partners for Youth with Disabilities

    Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) has a new job opening and they've asked us to spread the word.  PYD is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of their workforce, and strongly encourages diverse applicants to apply.

    Position and description: YEP Career Readiness Program Specialist

    PYD website: www.pyd.org