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Community Arts Registry

For the purpose of illuminating the community arts work being undertaken in Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem, individuals and organizations are making their projects known through a Community Arts Registry. What follows is a listing of artists, organizations, and community arts projects taking place in the Triad. It is a work in progress and will evolve over time.

A form for registering projects is available now. Enter your information by clicking on this link . Or, if you would prefer a simpler means of registering, you can enter your info via the Community Arts Examples (click on this link) page of our blogsite.


Current Projects

To view Projects in Development/Proposals for Partnership, click here.
To view Archives, click here.
The Arc of High Point
Teresa McKeon

This project gives community artists the opportunity to work with developmentally disabled individuals in an inclusive arts workshop. The participants get the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of art forms.

Arts For Life
Anna Litman
Music program for pediatric patients battling cancer and other serious illnesses, enabling them to learn new skills, express themselves, stay active, and interact with one another.
Enrichment Center
Valerie Vizena
Partnership between Enrichment Center artists and community sculptors. The project provides their artists with further experience and assistance to develop an outdoor sculpture display at the Enrichment Center.
High Point Community Concert Association

The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet presents an in-school concert at the High Point Friends School for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The students are given the opportunity to interact with profession musicians and learn more about stringed instruments at the concert.

LifeSpan High Point
Frances Gill

This project exposes, introduces, and involves adults with developmental disabilities to various components of the Theater Arts.

Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club

The project gives youth an opportunity to learn about all the aspects of making a video while producing a learning aide for the center. The video features youth talking about the rules and programs of the center.

Shakespeare To Go
Martha Mendenhall
Shakespeare To Go brings six actors to North Carolina area schools, performing scenes and edited versions of entire plays. Actors incorporate the student audience into every performance, giving students the valuable experiences of both observing and participating in a live performance of the BardÕs work.
Theatre Art Galleries
Kathy Moore

This program promotes the importance of art for English as Second Language (ESL) children in the High Point area. TAG will teach six workshops/classes at three different locations in local Latin community centers and Catholic churches as well as two art camps at their facility.

Winston-Salem Youth Arts Institute
Lynn Rhoades
6-week all-day intensive workshop. Youth learn the “Writing Through the Senses” creative writing process and author original literary pieces, which are developed and produced for stage, film, and published products.
Youth Focus: Transitional Living Program
Chuck Hodierne

This project will allow the young ladies of the Transitional Living Program to give back to the community in which they live with a celebration of Hispanic dance, song and art.

YWCA High Point
Heidi Majors

This program exposes middle and high schools aged youth from lower economic backgrounds to the basic concepts of both hand building and wheel turning. The youth coordinate a show for the public at the end of the sessions.


Projects in Development/Proposals for Partnership

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Blue Moon Theatre Company (Winston-Salem)
Michael Huie
Interested in creating a documentary theatre piece based on the area. In the past we have discussed a project like this focusing on the legacy of RJ Reynolds Tobacco.

C.H.A.N.G.E.: Communities Helping All Neighbors Gain Empowerment (Winston-Salem)
Focus on civic engagement and youth involvement. Would like to consider a new project.

Center for Creative Aging North Carolina (CCA-NC) (Greensboro)
Lia Miller

The CCA-NC is a network organization of the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA). We are committed to shaping the field of creative aging by providing professionals in health care, social work, and the arts with the theoretical framework and hands-on skills needed to implement sustained, quality creative programs for older people.

Coming in May 2009 - Create & Celebrate A month-long celebration of the creativity of older adults and people with memory loss will be held throughout the Triad during Older Americans Month, May 2009. The goal of this celebration is to reduce the stigma of people with Alzheimer's and related dementia and to increase community support and understanding of aging issues.

The CCA-NC is actively seeking volunteers, collaborative partners and funding for this signature series of events. Consider joining us to change lives and change attitudes!
Community Awareness Theatre of Forsyth County (Winston-Salem)
Aubrae Collins
Various social and health issues affecting young people in our community, including autism, drug abuse, bullying and dating violence.
Ourproject will use improvisational theatre to perform scenes about issues such as the ones named above for school aged students to help promote discussion, education and awareness, and empathy for those who are different from us.
Would like to consider a new project- focus on autism, AIDS awareness, drug abuse, dating, and domestic violence. 
We would like to perform for school aged students and their teachers and work with other organizations that advocate for social change.

ECHO Council (Winston-Salem)
Montez Lane
Gail Fisher 
Our focus is on building social capital by increasing opportunities for diverse people to come together, get to know each other and start building bonds of trust among organizations that represent the diversity in our community (i.e.,African-American, Hispanic)
Would like to consider a new project. 

Nonprofit and Volunteer Connections (Winston-Salem)
Amy Lytle
www.volunteer-connections.org/ www.nonprofit-connections.org
Would like to consider a new project
Wake Forest University Theatre (Winston-Salem)
Leslie Spencer
Would like to consider a new project.
Kelly Kotowski (Winston-Salem)
Would like to consider new project involving students to promote greater understanding of unique talents of youth. 
Tessa Windt (Carrboro)
Would like to consider new project with seniors and veterans that creates opportunities for integration and promotes independence.

Carole G. Howard (Greensboro)
Puppeteller/storytelling. Previous experience in community arts. Would like help from a visual artist to do a photo-journal quilt. 
Friends of the Greensboro Public Library (Greensboro)
Steve Sumerford
Previous community arts work in One City, One Book project. Would like to consider project that reaches out to the socially, racially, and economically diverse people of the Triad. 
Artists in Cellophane (Winston-Salem)
Clark Whittington
Would like to consider new project.
Bethesda Center for the Homeless/The Sawtooth School for Visual Art/Gateway Gallery, Enrichment Center  (Winston-Salem) 15 May-30 May 2008
Home: A Black and White Photography Exhibition 
This exhibition featured photography by homeless men and women of their “homes.”  See the Winston-Salem Journal article.