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Re: YAM Activities

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Betti P. Longinotti (wsfcs-art)
Thu, 4 Mar 1999 22:38:56 -0500 (EST)

Jim and all,
We are in high gear right now with Youth Art Month (YAM)! Our
systemwide annual K-12 exhibit of 62 school art displays (2D & 3D) are
currently hanging at our mall this week.

Saturday we will have a YAM Parade & Celebration in conjunction with the
exhibition, which is sponsored by our local chapters of the NAHS and
supported by our arts council (who is bringing in a multicultural band
to lead us with music and movement); Crayola (who is bringing in "Mr.
Tip" and some door prizes for art teachers); and the Mall who is
providing balloons for all the children (our young student artists whose
work is on display).

Our mayor is attending this year because he wants to read the YAM
proclamation himself, and our superintendent is breaking away from a
recruitment weekend to join us too. We have his endorsement, which will
be read and art teachers are to bring endorsements from their principals
as well.

We will march through the entire Mall, weaving around all the student
exhibits. Students will be decked in costume, masks, & sandwich boards
with art quotes. "Mr.Tip" will lead the way, our NAHS students will
marshall the younger students.

After the YAM Parade the public will be invited to Center Court to "Meet
the Artists". In this area an exhibit is mounted of students nominated
for solo exhibitions (Honors Art 3 & 4, and AP Art- all Juniors and

In the midst there also, tables will be ready for our NAHS to begin
working on artful birdhouses for Birdfest '99, as a community service
project for Habitat for Humanity..

This will all take place Saturday, 2-5 pm. I am hoping for a good
turnout !

Artfully yours,
Betti P. Longinotti
K-12 Lead Art Teacher
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
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