The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Jackson Street School Asian Arts Celebration


A look at Arts and Culture carried along The Silk Road

A collaboration of Art, Music & Physical Education

Wednesday November 20, 2013
                       

Morning Activities        9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

9:00 AM -10:00 AM Art  
Classes and guests visit displays of papermaking,
ceramics, paper hand drums, masks, scrolls, shadow puppets
& a silkworm demonstration
10:00 AM -11:00 AM in the Gym    
Music - songs of the Silk Road, Philippines, & China
the Lion came to China via the Silk Road- he will wait to do his dance of good luck on the Asian New Year - January 31, 2014

Physical Education - demonstrations of Tinikling (Filipino bamboo dance) and Filipino Rhythm Sticks from Modern Arnis Martial Arts

Evening  Activities  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

6:00 - Art displays around the school (see above)
7:00 - Music & Phys. Ed. demonstrations in the gym

This project was a collaboration of the Art, Music and Physical Education Specialists' at Jackson St. School. This was made possible by grants from the Northampton Education Foundation, the Northampton Arts Council and the JSS Cultural Arts committee.
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