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Issue# 20 May - June 2011 

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Spring Culminating Events
ATG Welcomes New Board Member

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Arts to Grow is excited to share our new videos produced by IB Creative . The four video segments feature interviews with Mallory King, Founder & Executive Director; Patricia Runcie , one of our dedicated teaching artists; Lynne Shapiro, Arts Coordinator at Elysian Charter School; and Rob Abbot, Director of Youth and Family Services at Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation.



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Gabrielle Greeves

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Gabrielle Greeves is an entrepreneur with a passion for the arts in all its forms -- music, dance, theater, literary arts and design. As a professional fundraising consultant for ATG, Gabrielle served on the Development Committee as the head of Grants and Special Projects. Over the last six months, Gabrielle has successfully developed and implemented an annual year-end giving campaign, several cultivation events, and the Challenge for Children Campaign. She has helped ATG foster strong relationships with foundations and individuals who are interested in arts and education programming, and has guided ATG in navigating the philanthropic world.


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Spring Culminating Events

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On April 12, a group of 3rd graders shared what they had learned in their African drumming and dance class at the "Drum and Dance Party" at the Academy Street Firehouse in Newark, NJ. The children began by sitting in a semi-circle with their Djembes and their instructor Yahaya Kamate leading them as a group in a series of call-and-response drumming patterns. After the group performed, Mr. Kamate had each individual child perform a call-and-response pattern on his or her own. While some patterns were basic, many children were able to perform complicated rhythmic patterns using different parts of the drum and parts of the hand to achieve different sounds. After the drum portion was completed, the children performed their dance warm-up and did the KUKU, a West African fishing dance using storytelling and big movements to depict a fishing trip. The children were extremely proud of their work, and it was clear that they enjoyed both drumming and dancing. According to the administrators at the Firehouse, the children were always engaged in class and it was clear that there was major growth.

At I.S. 302 in Cypress Hills (Brooklyn), a group of boys are getting into character, projecting their voices and coming up with simple blocking. The boys are part of the ATG After-School theater program, and they are putting into practice all that they have learned this cycle. The boys chose to be part of the play based a group of tales called THE LOST ENDING by Brad Gromelski.

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ATG Welcomes New Board Member:

Gabriel Marous

Gabriel J. Marous, Esq. is a founding member of Marous & Marous, P.C., a dynamic New York City law firm. He focuses his practice on a few different legal areas, including corporate and business law, public finance, real estate, commercial and civil litigation, intellectual properties, and estate planning. As a consultant with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mr. Marous has also advised various governmental agencies of developing countries in Eastern Europe in their efforts to transform their legal and economic system into one that is more market-oriented and legally compliant with the requirements of European Union directives.




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