Nationally Celebrated Arts and Education Speakers Coming to Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/10/2007 - 12:55.
04/27/2007 - 08:30
04/27/2007 - 14:00

Learn how the arts can change everything...from an individual to a nation!  Young Audiences invites you to hear two dynamic and engaging speakers on Friday, April 27th:

  Sir Ken Robinson, a senior advisor for education policy at the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles and expert in the development of creativity,education and the economy. 8:30 a.m., the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade.   FREE. 
  Aaron Dworkin , accomplished violinist and the founder of The Sphinx Organization, which works to overcome the cultural stereotype of classical music, and to encourage Black and Latino participation in the field.  12:00 p.m., Jacobs Field Terrace Club.  The cost is $25 and includes lunch. Registration required.

Seating is limited.  Please call 216-561-5005 or email info [at] yaneo [dot] org for reservations.   More information is available on Young Audiences' website.


Join Young Audiences for a Splendid Summer Evening on Lake Erie

Friday, June 29th at 7:00 p.m.

This year's benefit includes a rare opportunity to tour the historic 1910 Hanna home of Tom and Judi Embrescia (pictured below):

Also included will be dinner, entertainment and a silent auction.  It promises to be a splendid summer night, and we hope you'll join us!

Tickets are $150 or $250 per person.  For information on tickets or hosting a table please contact Jerry Smith at 216-561-5005, x16 or jerry [at] yaneo [dot] org


Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio enriches the lives of children and promotes creative learning by uniting arts and education.  Founded in 1953, YANEO works with over 50 individual artists and ensembles in the community to provide young people opportunities to learn from exceptional arts experiences.  All YANEO programs meet Ohio Fine Arts Academic Content Standards as well as select Ohio Academic Content Standards in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, or Mathematics.



Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade
420 Superior Avenue Followed by performance and lunch at Jacob's Field Terrace Club
Cleveland, OH
United States

if you missed Ken Robinson

I missed this event, but Mary Helen Hammer sent this link to me yesterday so I could catch up.  You can, too. I urge you all to take 20 minutes to listen to this fascinating talk Do Schools Kill Creativity?.

I also posted this link on the jack/zen blog in response to Jack's comment on the recent school shooting. Jack says,

"This week here in Cleveland, people are talking about a child’s violence in a school of shining stars. A child self-described as isolated and marginalized, a state that always gives way to violence.

Schools need to redefine themselves. Away from places designed to remind children that they are problems to be fixed to places designed to remind children that they are gifts to be engaged.

The mistake is to think that violence has anything to do with security or the lack of security. It is a lack of engagement. When we understand engagement, safety will be remembered as a conversation of generations passed."

There is plenty of work to do to reimagine useful education for the 21st century. Phil Lane makes a good point on technical aspects of education here, too.