Arts for Learning/Miami’s ArtWorks Internship Program Culminates Fourth Year with Performances & Exhibition

Media Contact: Carolina Candelaria, [email protected]miami.org, 305.576.1212

For Immediate Release

July 22, 2015, Miami, FL – Arts for Learning/Miami (A4L) will conclude the fourth year of its ArtWorks Summer Internship in the Arts program with two events: a night of performance on Thursday, July 30th at Noon and 7 PM at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse (404 NW 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127), and a visual art exhibition on Saturday, August 1st at 6:30 PM at Laundromat Art Space (5900 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 3137).

Boasting the tagline “Hired to Create.  Inspired to Succeed.” ArtWorks provides paid internships in Creative Writing, Dance, Theatre and Visual Art to high school students of all artistic abilities and experience levels. ArtWorks interns report to work five days a week for six weeks, at one of two locations within the Wynwood Arts District, The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse and Bakehouse Art Complex. During the course of the internship, interns work closely with professional artists in the disciplines of their choice to create works of art, in addition to attending workshops on resume writing, networking, professionalism, financial literacy and marketing.

The 2015 ArtWorks Summer program will culminate in two events highlighting interns’ work created over the course of the internship. Influence, Thursday, July 30th at Noon and 7 PM at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse in Wynwood, will showcase performances by ArtWorks Creative Writing, Dance and Theatre interns, as directed by ArtWorks Internship Facilitators Alejandro Bahia (Dance), Latrice Bruno (Theatre), and Neil de la Flor (Creative Writing). Influence features choreography, spoken word and dramatic excerpts in homage to the power and result of influential forces. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the ArtWorks program; tickets to both performances are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

ArtWorks Visual Art interns will curate an exhibition of their work, entitled LEveLS, opening Saturday, August 1st at 6:30 PM at Laundromat Art Space in Little Haiti. Works exhibited encompass elements of sculpture, installation, drawing, painting and video projection, created under the guidance of ArtWorks Internship Facilitators Yanira Collado and Jean-Paul Mallozzi. The exhibition will also feature works by established artists Pablo Cano, William Cordova, Jeff Dekal, Robert McKnight, Karen Rifas, Tatiana Suarez and Susan Weiss. All works in the exhibition will be for sale via lottery – tickets for student works will cost $30, while tickets for professional works will cost $100. All proceeds will benefit future ArtWorks programming.

For the 2015 summer component of ArtWorks, A4L interviewed over 100 applicants and hired 50 interns from the following high schools throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties: Ace Academy, Booker T. Washington High School, Charles W. Flanagan High School, Coral Gables Senior High School, Coral Reef Senior High School, Coral Springs High School, Design and Architecture Senior High, Dillard High School, Doral Academy of Performing Arts, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, iMater Academy, Juanita G. Hawkins Academy, Miami Arts Charter School, Miami Carol City Senior High School, Miami Edison Senior High, Miami Northwestern Senior High, Miramar High School, New World School of the Arts, Robert Morgan Educational Center, South Miami Senior High School, William H. Turner Technical Arts High School, Young Men’s Preparatory Academy, and Young Women’s Preparatory Academy,

“We are excited to have expanded our recruitment, reaching over 20 high schools in both Dade and Broward,” stated Ivy Bennett, Arts for Learning Program Director who has managed the ArtWorks program since its inception. “This has made for an exceptionally diverse group of interns who come to us with unique skills and expectations. We help them to navigate a group work setting by placing an emphasis on the collaboration and critical thinking necessary in the art-making process.”

ArtWorks is supported by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Jonathan D. Lewis Foundation, The Miami Foundation, UBS and is provided in part under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Arts for Learning (A4L) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing teaching and learning through the arts and community cultural resources. As a leading source of arts integrated programs in Miami, A4L connects the arts to other subjects to support academic achievement and child development. A4L’s comprehensive services include teacher and artist professional development, arts-integrated instruction, student studio programs, community art programs, student internships, and mentoring.A4L educational endeavors develop life and communication skills, build self-esteem, support literacy and problem solving, and encourage students to become self-directed learners.  A4L partners with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and Young Audiences – A4L’s national affiliate. A4L also serves as the South Florida Wolf Trap, a regional program of Wolf Trap Institute for Early LearningTM. A4L’s services are delivered to more than 5,000 children and youth in approximately 50 schools, preschools, after-school programs, and summer camps throughout Miami-Dade and Broward.

Art for Learning’s programming is made possible by individuals like you and by support from City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Jonathan D. Lewis Foundation, Joseph H. and Florence A. Roblee Foundation, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Miami Foundation, The Children’s Trust, and UBS.

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A4L Media Contact: Carolina Candelaria, External Relations Assistant, [email protected], 305.576.1212 *32

A4L ArtWorks Program Contact: Ivy Bennett, Program Director, [email protected], 305.576.1212 *36

A4L Organization Contact: Sheila Womble, Executive Director, [email protected], 305.576.1212 *23

 

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