The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC, is planning a treat for teachers with a free evening of visual art, hands-on activities, gallery guided tours, food and refreshments, Aug. 23, 2012, from 4 to 8pm.
The event will be held at SECCA, located at 750 Marguerite Drive. The free event is open to teachers and educators from the region. SECCA is an affiliate of the NC Museum of Art, within the NC Department of Cultural Resources.
The purpose of Teacher Night is to welcome teachers back to school and provide classroom resources for their school year.
Please RSVP by Aug. 21, 2012, by calling Kristin Bell at 336/397-2109 or e-mail at (firstname.lastname@example.org). Include your name, e-mail and a contact number where you can be reached.
Deborah Randolph, SECCA’s new curator of education, says, “SECCA is offering teachers an evening at the museum designed just for them. This evening gives us an opportunity to thank teachers for all they do for the students in our community. Please come and bring your friends.”
The evening will be set up in a series of nine stations located throughout the art center. The stations are offering the following sessions:
North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) Big Picture Project: In the library, staff from this project will present their online concept mapping for teachers.
Open Dream Ensemble: Music theater and dance alumni from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will present their new play developed for school presentations and discuss will teachers the connections between the play and classroom learning. The playwright is a member of the cast and will be available to talk to teachers.
Literature Tour: SECCA’s Curator of Education Deborah Randolph will conduct a tour of the paperless exhibit and connect the artworks to literature.
Curator’s Tour: Steven Matijcio, SECCA’s curator of contemporary art and curator of the paperless, will conduct a tour of this award-winning exhibition. This tour will give the teachers and the general public a curator’s insight into the exhibit.
Classroom Resources: Materials connecting contemporary art with art and non-art content will be located throughout the galleries.
Literature Readings: Actors will float through the museum presenting readings from literature represented in the paperless exhibit.
Hands-On Activities: Teachers will have the opportunity to create works of art and bring these ideas back to the classroom.
Community Resources: Other organizations will have their education resources available for teachers.
Tour and Upcoming Exhibitions: Information about upcoming exhibitions for the next school year will be available. Teachers will have the opportunity to schedule their field trips to SECCA.
There will be light refreshments with food, beer and wine served throughout the evening.
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the NC Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA is also a funded partner of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.
The NC Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state supported symphony orchestra, the State Library, the NC Arts Council and the State Archives.
The NC Department of Cultural Resources serves as a champion for North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy. To learn more visit (www.ncculture.com).