May 2018 Update: Turnaround Arts Providence

Turnaround Arts: Providence artist Valerie June with Providence and students

In six weeks…school is over?!

I cannot believe what an incredible journey we have been on at Turnaround Arts: Providence.  We have learned about Visual Thinking Strategies and we rode the “Love Train” with Valerie June. Every day our students and teachers take our breath away with their creativity and passion for the arts!

LOVE TRAIN

“Love Train” features Turnaround Arts students performing alongside their Turnaround Artists including Valerie June, Alfre Woodard, Bernie Williams, Black Violin, Chad Smith, Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza, David Garibaldi, Elizabeth Banks, Frank Gehry, IZ Avila, Jackson Browne, Jacqueline Suskin, Jake Shimabukuro, Jason Mraz, John Cruz, John Lloyd Young, Keb’ Mo’, Larisa Martínez, Ledisi, Mic Jordan, Misty Copeland, Ozomatli, Paula Abdul, Paula Fuga, Speech, Taboo, Tim Robbins, Tracy Reese, Trombone Shorty, Valerie June, Yo-Yo Ma, and The O’Jays (who wrote the song). This video was produced by Turnaround Arts and Playing For Change to share the message that the arts have the power to improve our schools and build more compassionate, connected communities.

PERFORMANCES

DelSesto Middle School’s performances of Aladdin, Jr. will be held on Thursday, May 17th and Friday, 18th at 6:00PM; cash donations are welcome.

Gilbert Stuart Middle School’s performances of Into the Woods, Jr. are Friday,  June 1st  and  Saturday,  June 2nd at 6:00PM, and Sunday, June 3rd  at  2:00PM; cash donations are welcome.

talent shows

Coming soon, our partners at City Year are hosting talent shows in the schools. Gilbert Stuart’s Spring Talent Show is May 8th @ 3:30 PM in the auditorium.

Roger Williams Middle School has two Spring Talent Shows – the first is during the school day on Friday, May 25th The second show will be at 5:30PM on Thursday, May 24th and will be open to families, friends and the community.

arts festival

Roger Williams Middle School is hosting a Spring Arts Festival to share the cultural diversity of its school community on Saturday, May 19th at 1PM.