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FREE High School Movie Screening

Greenville area High School Students are cordially invited to join the Greenville Arts Council with special support from Mayor Chuck Jordan for a special school screening of:

Separate but Equal
a documentary by Greenvillian Shawn Wilson
featuring life in Greenville during the 50’s
Thursday, February 23rd
E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center
Jake and Freda Stein Hall
1:00 p.m. Movie, followed by Q & A with the Director

Separate but Equal has been selected by the Smithsonian Institute as part of its permanent collection in the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC. For more information visit http://www.separatebutequalfilm.com/.

Seating is limited an an RSVP is required for your students to attend; all area schools are encouraged to have at least 50 students in attendance for this unique opportunity to celebrate Black History Month. To make reservations please contact Megan Hines, Arts in Education Coordinator at the Greenville Arts Council via email (mhines@greenville-arts-council.com) or by phone at (662) 332-3346

We hope to see your students there!

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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.