Teachers teach and artists get creative, no matter what’s going on in the world. And that’s why, even though we can’t visit all of you at your schools, senior centers, rec centers, and other venues these days, we’ve been busy at work adding to our online content. A global pandemic may have been enough to shutdown our planned showcase, but we’ve taken what you would have seen there (and quite a bit more) and added it to two new sections of teachingartistsroc.com. We have no added:
Almost all of our artists have videos either demoing or discussing the programs they offer. It’s an opportunity to see a sample of what you’ll get when we get to return to your venues, whenever that happens to be.
Here’s where we hope you’ll really get to have fun, right along with us. We’ve been working in whatever spaces we’ve been able to create activities for you to do at home. Learn some solo movement exercises with PUSH, build big balloon sculptures with Airigami, go on an adventure with Likah. Soon, you’ll be able to make juggling props with Ted. Some of these classes are live, allowing you to interact with them. Others are recorded before they’re shared. Just like you, we’re trying to keep busy. Let’s keep busy together (but separately).
While we have been excited about our upcoming showcase on March 19, 2020, we realize that, given the current situation regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it would be best to change our plans. In an effort to look after the health and safety of our artists and audiences, we are postponing our live showcase. We don’t want to let down our audience and supporters, so we’re going to refocus our energy on creating an online showcase that you can view at home while practicing the social distancing that is currently being encouraged. In the coming days we will start uploading videos of artists on our roster. If you’d like to be notified when the video gallery goes live, please sign up for our mailing list. We won’t spam you. We only send out a few notices a year when there are significant announcements being made.
The teaching artist showcase has been rescheduled.
Save Monday, March 16, 2020 3-7 pm for the second annual Teaching Artists ROC showcase at Rochester Museum and Science Center’s Eisenhart auditorium.
Our committed team of artists and community members have been hard at work to sustain essential STEAM-driven programming in schools. One of the ways we can promise to keep teaching artists in schools is with our showcase, which will feature live demonstrations, teacher workshops, and booths for every artist in our roster.
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