Pianos for Peace Donates Festival Pianos to Atlanta Public Schools

Thanks to Pianos for Peace, a nonprofit organization designed to promote peace and philanthropy through art, music and education, 11 beautifully painted pianos are now located inside Atlanta Public Schools. Before the arrival of the pianos, the organization invited the Maynard Jackson High School Orchestra and the J.W. Dobbs Elementary School musical ensemble to Hartsfield-Jackson... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent, City of Atlanta Celebrate 10 Years of Cultural Experience Project

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Ed.D., joined Camille Russell Love, executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell in celebrating the 10th school year of the Cultural Experience Project (CEP) for APS students during an event at the Rialto Theater Sept. 10. The Cultural... Continue Reading →

Rialto Center for the Arts and Perkerson Elementary arts partnership

The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State has served this past year as Perkerson Elementary's official arts partner.  The Rialto Center has brought professional jazz musicians to Perkerson to teach the children about America's indigenous art form, a hip-hop dance company from New York, and regularly sends Georgia State University students for engagement with... Continue Reading →

“The Boycott” performed at South Atlanta High School

The South Atlanta High School hosted a performance of the play "The Boycott" on February 28, 2013. The cast numbered over thirty actors, actresses, singers and dancers and the play highlighted events surrounding the bus boycott in Montgomery Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement. "The Boycott" intermixed personal and group dynamics along with music, dance... Continue Reading →

The Capture Project at Perkerson Elementary

The Capture Project is a technology - based education program with a focus on language arts enrichment and social responsibility via the documentary arts. The visual media outreach program developed within The Creatives Project umbrella will also stimulate youth empowerment and community enrichment. The program will be customized to provide Perkerson Elementary School students with... Continue Reading →

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