— ABOUT —
MISSION, PROGRAMING and BOARD
LYLESART - founded in 2014 - mobilizes the artistic expression of artists who excel at communicating powerful concepts in diverse media.
LYLESART is the creation of Cleveland native, artist, Julius Lyles III. who has conducted innovative exhibitions around a general theme of Black aesthetics with detail towards racial identity, social and institutionalized inequality, individual and organized racism and political dysfunction and community service activities through his art practice since 2006.
LYLESART received its official 501©3 status in November 2014, and immediately continued Lyles’ work leveraging creative community resources to build thriving neighborhoods. We act as a catalyst by integrating arts and cultural programming, workforce enhancement, hands-on education, and artistic intervention.
Engaging youth to actively enrich their communities through development in art and growth in fine art appreciation also to work to increase understanding and awareness of contributions to the history of art and ideas, and to support innovation, education, creativity and research in the field of art.
Our belief is that students in Northeast Ohio, can develop high-level art skills, become more confident engaged learners, and develop their own identities as creative individuals. To reinforce STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) curricula within schools; and engage Cleveland's youth in learning positive life skills, job skills, creative problem solving, and high quality visual art techniques, LYLESART intends to annually impact the lives of young aspiring artisans with mentorship support, conducting discussions, lectures, workshop programs through various cultural media such as art instruction, interactive hands on participation, student interaction and numerous developmental activities.
LYLESART has developed an outreach strategic model that focuses on a core group of youths.
The workshop component: Artucation links middle level students and professional artists through advanced visual education. Students are exposed to a variety of specialized artists who discuss their careers. The programming themes include multiculturalism and environmentalism. This four to six-week program is aligned to the Ohio Department of Education’s Model Curriculum for Visual Art and provides hands-on experience by pairing a professional artist with middle level students and their instructor. The artist provides the classroom teacher of record with mentoring, expertise and content knowledge in the selected medium while guiding an individual classroom of up to 35 students in art production, instruction, career background and pathway options.
Key program components are:
LYLESART is also committed to developing public programs that are free and open to our community. These events are designed to address the lack of recognized diverse artistic talent in Cuyahoga County. LYLESART also organizes an exhibition each season, working with artists, curators and the community, in which students and professionals are paired together and asked to organize and exhibit based on a shared experience. Exhibitions are held at least once a year and are free and open to the public.
One sign of a healthy community is its simultaneous ability to preserve and invent its culture, to conserve its history and heritage while developing new expressions for current times. In a country, as diverse and complex as the United States, the art of many cultures is layered and contested into many young inspiring artisans.
FOUNDER and EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
Julius Lyles III firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr.Terri Wade-Lyles email@example.com
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS:
Staff, Board, Advisors and Participating Artist BIOGRAPHIES
— EVENTS —
WORKSHOPS, POP-UP GALLERY, PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS
Anton Grdina School/Artucation Workshops 04/28 through 05/19/2017
Willson School/Artucation Workshops 04/21 through 05/12/2017
POP-UP GALLERY: "ARTUCATION" Open to the public
POP-UP Gallery/Artist, Student Artist Exhibition
East Cleveland Public Library
14101 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, OH 44112
05/26/2017 through 06/23/2017
5:00pm until 7:30pm
Featuring Work by:
September Shy, Parley Yvette, Nunu Kolawole, Tracy Ameen and the Students of Anton Grdina and Willson Cleveland Metropolitian Public Schools
Lylesart is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to building cultural programs and relationships across communities. We are small and fragile, resilient and agile.This is why your philanthropic gesture matters so much.
We value your financial contribution as one of many forms of engagement. Further your commitment to our work and mission by making a secure online donation to Lylesart today.
Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The official registration and financial information of Lylesart Incorporated may be obtained from the OH Department of State by calling, toll free, (888) 405-4089.
OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER:
As a volunteer organization that builds relationships across communities, we welcome dedicated individuals who share our values. We are committed to fostering a dialogic and collaborative work environment.
Volunteers should be open to an intensive and non-conventional experience, and be willing to work with youth on a variety of projects and assist with public programs and mentorship. We look forward to working with you!
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