Arts & Enrichment

January 2016

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Arts & Enrichment Listserv

We would love to share news about Arts in Education, Exploratory Enrichment, and Odyssey of the Mind with a wider audience. Please feel free to forward this newsletter to anyone who may benefit. If you are not already a part of the Arts & Enrichment listserv, please email Jen Cannell to be included. Thank you!

High School Invitational Art Exhibit

A call for entries for the 27th Annual High School Invitational Art Exhibit was shared with high school principals in December. All high schools are invited to submit up to three pieces of art for this juried exhibit which will be on display from March 30th - April 28th at Hudson Valley Community College.

More information is available here.

High School Invitational Art Exhibit Opening & Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, March 30th, 5-7pm

80 Vandenburgh Avenue

Troy, NY

Join us in the Marvin Library Learning Commons at Hudson Valley Community College as we celebrate our student artists!

Cultural NY Website

The New York State Education Department has a website dedicated to sharing information about cultural institutions across New York State. Visit to:

  • Locate cultural institutions including archives, libraries, museums, public media, parks and zoos
  • Search publicly available educational resources
  • Browse lesson plans
  • View best practices for teachers and parents
  • Participate in discussion forums
  • Locate upcoming cultural events in New York State

FREE Offerings from Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Plans are now being made for Toshi Reagon and her band to visit schools at no charge to the district. Please contact Jen Cannell if you are interested in hosting a visit at your school.

“Women in the Music Industry” Toshi & Band
March 24th or 25th

Toshi and her band members will discuss issues and challenges facing women working as performers, composers, and in other roles within the music industry. This will be an interactive activity presenting an opportunity for meaningful dialogue between underserved young women and professional working artists.

Music at Noon Series

Pack a lunch and enjoy a free concert at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall each month. Students are always welcome!

January 12 – Brittany Zellman, Solo Viola

February 9 – Riverstone, Classical Quartet

March 8 – Bleecker Consort, Medieval and Renaissance Music

April 12 – Auriel Camerata, Choral Music

May 10 – Findlay Cockrell, Piano

Contact the Arts & Enrichment Team

Jen Cannell, Director
Kim Harris, Administrative Assistant
Jane Bentley, Librarian