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Arrowhead Stadium. Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs Last July, the Kansas City Chiefs made an unusual announcement for a football team: it issued a call for artists. The Kansas City Chiefs Art Program, which closed its submission window on September 8, will commission regional artists to...
Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Photo by James Smith/Dallas Cowboys Imagine two classic archetypes: an American football fan and an Art Lover. One wears face paint and absurd headgear, the other glasses and an absurd scarf. Now take these two archetypes and come up with a place in which they...
Here I am with Ann Coulter of A.Coulter Consulting who moderated our great community conversation in Chattanooga. Photo by Samuel E. Burns Last week I visited Chattanooga, Tennessee, for a short but pretty great trip. We began on Wednesday afternoon with a reception with all of the partners...
In education today, there is much debate about how to close the achievement gap. Yet, for a number of schools with which The Center for Arts Education (CAE) partners, nine of which participate in CAE’s U.S. Department of Education Arts Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD)...
The name of the production I saw at Idaho Shakespeare Festival might be Noises Off , but the laughter was definitely on! Photo by DKM Photography Last week I headed west to see how art works in Boise, Idaho. It was a great trip! I mean, when you get to spend the day with Esther Simplot, who’s...
In this week's podcast, we meet Albert B. Head. Search as you might, it would be hard to find a more eloquent and thoughtful advocate for folk and traditional arts than Al Head . For 40 years, Head has been pivotal in ensuring that folk art would be recognized and honored by state and national...
Gallery exhibits---like this one of work by artist Aaron Henderson---are just one of the many programs that take place at Chattanooga's Bessie Smith Cultural Center. Photo courtesy of BSCC "We... never know if the next Carmen De Lavallade, Jacob Lawrence, or Wynton Marsalis is in our midst...
Participants at the 2012 Arts-Powered Schools Summer Institute get hands-on during their final collaborative project. Photo by Idaho teaching artist Mike Shipman "We can all use imaginative thinking across every part of our lives---and we can all learn to do it better." --- Eric Liu In...
I was perusing [Seattle's] Mayor McGinn's regular e-newsletter, The Reader , and noticed a terrific feature about the work that the city's Office of Economic Development was doing in support of small businesses, and about how small businesses create jobs. But I wondered, why aren't...
Meet Christopher Paul Curtis. He is known for writing historical fiction for young adults that center on African-American families and tackle tough issues with humor and honesty. His latest book, The Mighty Miss Malone, has all the hallmarks of a Curtis novel: a likeable and utterly believable...

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