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Fall Field Trip Feature – Delta Artist Association 10th Annual Member Show

From Friday, September 23 – October 28
, the Greenville Arts Council will be exhibiting the Delta Artists Association: 10th Annual Member Show
 in the Rodger D. Malkin Gallery. The Mississippi Delta is an area that is full of rich artistic talent. In 2000, a group of dedicated visual artists created the Delta Artists Association. In the last 10 years, the DAA has expanded to include more than 90 artists and the GAC host an annual juried exhibit of their work each fall. We can make custom field trips for your class or school, Monday – Friday while the exhibit is hanging. Contact us to schedule your field trip today!

Interested in having your students participate in an art lesson while they’re here? We can coordinate that for free for our partnership schools or for $5 per student for any schools in the area interested in attending!

Want to know how it will fit your classroom? We will have a teacher’s guide that shows provides example lessons to make direct connections to the Mississippi Frameworks for teaching available September 1st!

Interested in scheduling a field trip for your class? Contact Megan Hines at the Greenville Arts Council by email or at 662-332-2246.

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The mission of the Greenville Arts Council is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the region and stimulate and encourage cultural activities, arts appreciation, arts education, and the creative works of artists. Some of the responsibilities that help define the Greenville Arts Council as the primary promoter of the arts in our area include offering art classes to children and adults, organizing community events, presenting an ongoing series of free exhibits featuring visual artists from the area and the state, and coordinating educational programs which teach arts-integration in local schools. The Greenville Arts Partnership between the Greenville Arts Council, the Greenville Public School District and our three community arts partners, Delta Center Stage, Delta Symphony Association and the Delta Children’s Museum, is focused on full arts integration in the GPSD elementary schools. Plentiful research documents the value of the teaching in and through the arts to help students understand core academic concepts on a deep level. The partnership was the first in the state of Mississippi accepted into the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program in 2003, joining over 100 other partnerships between school districts and arts organizations across the country. The partnership provides professional development for teachers, arts experiences for students and resource and referral on arts integration issues. Professional development has been provided in two ways, through workshops with Teaching Artists from the Kennedy Touring Roster and grade-level and/or discipline-specific professional development with our local staff. We present a series of model demonstration lessons to teachers in grades K to 6, demonstrating connections between Partnership free arts programming and required state frameworks. The partner arts groups present a series of live performances allowing each elementary child in the GPSD to attend at least once each year. The groups work with the Arts Council staff to develop accompanying curriculum-based educational material for distribution to teachers prior to each performance. Over the years, we have succeeded in providing basic arts integration training district-wide as well as in-depth professional development to allow groups of teachers to increase their level of mastery.