Press release submitted by Ken Gullette|
Bettendorf, Iowa – The Isabel Bloom Art Education Fund is giving a total of $8,000 in grants to four local schools. Each school will receive $2,000 for programs that further the education of students and art instructors, and foster a greater appreciation of the visual arts in the Quad Cities.
The 2011 grant recipients include:
· Eisenhower Elementary in Davenport, for students to attend the "Stepping Stones Summer Program." Among other activities, students will visit community parks and gardens, and will do individual artworks to express their ideas. They will also learn how great artists expressed themselves through art.
· Longfellow Liberal Arts School in Rock Island. The "Art Partners" program will partner local artists with Grade Level Teams to develop 10 one-hour art lessons for students.
· Frances Willard Elementary in Rock Island, where each student will design and paint a 4x4 ceramic tile to be installed in the entrance of the school to help celebrate its 75th birthday. Each child will receive a master class from an "expert" before the project begins.
· Moline High School, to fund the purchase of glass-making supplies to enhance the curriculum in the Jewelry and Metals program, which has suffered from budget cuts.
Isabel Bloom L.L.C. created this fund through the Community Foundation to honor the life and the memory of its founder. Isabel loved children and all forms of visual art. Grants made from the fund are intended to enhance the quality of life in the Quad Cities. The fund is administered by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend.
Since 1964, the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend has worked to better our community by connecting people who care with causes that matter. Visit the Foundation's website at www.cfgrb.org.
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