WHO: Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC), the nationally renowned and consistently innovative not-for-profit organization dedicated to renewing and reclaiming the spirit of the Harlem community, in partnership with Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School (TMALS)—a public elementary school sponsored by ADC that features an Arts-Based Curriculum and an Expanded Learning Time Program—host Onward: A Retrospective Look at TMALS on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. Artist Faith Ringgold—legendary Harlemite best known for her painted story quilts—will be in attendance.
WHAT: Join educators, parents, students and friends of ADC’s TMALS for a student-art exhibit and silent auction and a celebration of our children. Onward: A Retrospective Look at TMALS will include remarks from Sheena Wright—President and CEO of ADC; Artist Faith Ringgold; Sean Davenport—Principal of TMALS; and a special presentation from TMALS students.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Interchurch Center on June 9, 2010 at 475 Riverside Drive between 119th and 120th Streets.
WHY: Through the TMALS Museum Ambassadors Program, every Lower School student studies artists, art movements, art styles and cultural arts; all of which are integrated into the classroom curriculum. Onward: A Retrospective Look at TMALS will focus on highlights from this 2009-2010 school year that include: TMALS students participating in Tino Sehgal’s performance piece at the Guggenheim Museum; the TMALS grant awarded by Faith Ringgold’s Anyone Can Fly Foundation to support teaching children about artists of the African Diaspora; and TMALS students and parents participating in workshops with arts organization Doing Arts Together Inc.– courtesy of a grant from Fund for District 5, Morningside Alliance.