Recent Grants

Arts Education: FY 2011 Grants Panelists

Learning In The Arts (Dance)
September 14-15, 2010

Carmen Boston
Dancer
Arts Education Manager
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Washington, DC

Charles Chip McNeal
Choreographer
Director of Education Center for Dance Education
San Francisco Ballet
Oakland, CA

Doug Nielsen
Choreographer
Professor of Dance, School of Dance
College of Fine Arts 
University of Arizona 
Tucson, AZ

Dawn Martinez Oropeza
Installation Artist, Dancer
Arts Education/Community Programs Coordinator
Iowa Arts Council
Des Moines, IA

Ebon Craig Williams (Layperson)
Director of International Programs
The Northwest School
Seattle, WA

Learning In The Arts, Panel 1B (Dance)
September 15, 2010

Carmen Boston
Dancer
Arts Education Manager
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Washington, DC

Doug Nielsen
Choreographer
Professor of Dance, School of Dance
College of Fine Arts 
University of Arizona 
Tucson, AZ

Dawn Martinez Oropeza
Installation Artist, Dancer
Arts Education/Community Programs Coordinator
Iowa Arts Council
Des Moines, IA

Ebon Craig Williams (Layperson)
Director of International Programs
The Northwest School
Seattle, WA

Learning In The Arts Panel 2 
(Literature, Musical Theater, & Theater) 
September 20-24, 2010

Odelle Bowman
Executive Director
A Company of Girls
Lewiston, ME

Teo Castellanos
Actor, Writer, Director
Founding and Artistic Director
Teo Castellanos D-Projects
Miami, FL

Jenice Gharib 
Performer, Writer
Program Coordinator
New Mexico Arts
Santa Fe, NM

Kevin Lawler
Poet, Playwright, Designer, Actor
Producing Artistic Director
The Great Plains Theatre Conference
Omaha, NE

Chike Nwoffiah 
Writer, Director/Producer, Filmmaker
Executive Director
Oriki Theater
Stockton, CA

J. Otis Powell! 
Writer, Actor, Performance Artist 
Minneapolis, MN

Sherry Robbins
Poet, Freelance Writer, Teaching Artist
Amherst, NY

Carmaletta M. Williams (Layperson)
Executive Director for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 
Johnson County Community College 
Grandview, MO

Learning In The Arts, Panel 3 (Folk & Traditional Arts) 
September 29-30, 2010

Madaha Kinsey-Lamb
Founder/Executive Director
Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center
South Ozone Park, NY

Terry E. Miller 
Writer, Ethnomusicologist
Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology
Kent State University
Kent, OH

Amy Mossett (Layperson)
Consultant
Business Manager
Twin Buttes School District
Halliday, ND

Gilbert Velez
Professional Mariachi Musician and Educator
Adjunct Instructor
University of Arizona
Green Valley, AZ

Lesley Williams
Independent Folklorist and Consultant
Durham, NC

Learning In The Arts, Panel 4 (Design & Museums)
October 4-5, 2010

Melanie Adams (Layperson)
Managing Director of Community Education And Events
Missouri History Museum and Historical Society
St. Louis, MO

Roger Dell
Director of Education
Farnsworth Art Museum
Rockland, ME

Herminia Din
Associate Professor of Art Education, Department of Art
University Of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, AK

Manuel Juarez
Project Manager, Design Plus Llc
Albuquerque, NM

Joanne Seelig
Family Programs Coordinator
National Building Museum
Washington, DC

David Randy Taylor
Teaching Artist
Instructor, Early Childhood Education 
Dekalb Techical College
Atlanta, GA

Learning In The Arts, Panel 5 (Visual Arts)
October 6-8, 2010

Minuette Floyd
Photographer
Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

James Glen (“Glen”) Henry 
Director of Arts Education
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Yukon, OK

Cynthia Ramirez
Folk and Visual Artist
Associate Professor of Fine Art
Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

James Rees
Artist, Researcher
Educator
Provo School District and Brigham Young University
Spanish Fork, UT

Michael Smith-Welch
Teaching Artist
Takoma Park, MD

Dixie Swift (Layperson)
Retired Arts Educator 
Los Angeles, CA

William Wilson 
Artist, Photographer, Arts Educator
Vision Project Manager
Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Santa Fe, NM

Learning In The Arts, Panel 6A (Media Arts) 
October 25-26, 2010

Richard Halverson (Layperson)
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Wisconsin Center for Education Research
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Akili Lee
Director, Digital Strategy and Development
Digital Youth Network
DePaul University
Chicago, IL

Jack Lew
Vice President and Dean of Visual Communication
Laguna College of Art and Design
Newport Beach, CA

Clarivel Ruiz
Director, Community Youth Media
Downtown Community Television Center
Bronx, NY

Margaret Weisbrod Morris
Visual Artist, Art Therapist
Program Manager, Arts in Education
Kansas Arts Commission
Lawrence, KS

Learning In The Arts, Panel 6B (Media Arts) 
October 26, 2010

Richard Halverson (Layperson)
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Wisconsin Center for Education Research
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Jack Lew
Vice President and Dean of Visual Communication
Laguna College of Art and Design
Newport Beach, CA

Clarivel Ruiz
Director, Community Youth Media
Downtown Community Television Center
Bronx, NY

Margaret Weisbrod Morris
Visual Artist, Art Therapist
Program Manager, Arts in Education
Kansas Arts Commission
Lawrence, KS

Learning In The Arts, Panel 7 (Music and Opera)
November 1-5, 2010

Edward Bilous
Composer, Arranger
Chairman, Literature and Materials of Music Department
The Juilliard School
New York, NY

John Brown 
Bassist, Composer, Educator, Actor
Director, Jazz Program
Duke University
Durham, NC

Judi Holifield
Choral Conductor 
Whole Schools Initiative Director
Mississippi Arts Commission
Laurel, MS

Tong Soon Lee
Director, World Music Program
Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
Emory University
Alpharetta, GA

Michael Merrin (Layperson)
Principal
Elk Plain School of Choice
Roy, WA

Gail Robinson-Oturu
Soprano
Professor
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN

Aviva Segall
Music Director and Principal Conductor
Omaha Area Youth Orchestras
Omaha, NE

Judith Willoughby 
Wanda L. Bass Professor of Conducting and Choral Music Education
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, OK

Learning In The Arts, Panel 8A (Presenting)
November 15 –19, 2010

Sara Boettrich
Director, School Programs
The National Museum of Play at the Strong
Rochester, NY

Dahlia Bousaid (Layperson)
Director, Office of Adolescent Health and Youth Development
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Cambridge, MA

Michael Garcia 
President and CEO
Duluth Children’s Museum 
Sawyer, MN

Janet Worth Harasim
Instructor
T.H. Rogers School
Houston, TX

Adrian Holley
Dance Educator, Choreographer, Performer
After School All Stars 
Henderson, NV

Gail Kilkelly 
Coordinator for Arts Education and School Improvement
Vermont Department of Education
Berlin, VT

Daniel J. Peragine 
Visual Arts and Digital Media Instructor
The Winston School 
Carlsbad, CA

Shirley Sneve
Executive Director
Native American Public Telecommunications
Lincoln, NE

Learning In The Arts, Panel 8B (Presenting)
November 19, 2010

Dahlia Bousaid (Layperson)
Director, Office of Adolescent Health and Youth Development
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Cambridge, MA

Michael Garcia 
President and CEO
Duluth Children’s Museum 
Sawyer, MN

Adrian Holley
Dance Educator, Choreographer, Performer
After School All Stars 
Henderson, NV

Gail Kilkelly 
Coordinator for Arts Education and School Improvement
Vermont Department of Education
Berlin, VT

Daniel J. Peragine 
Visual Arts and Digital Media Instructor
The Winston School 
Carlsbad, CA

Shirley Sneve
Executive Director
Native American Public Telecommunications
Lincoln, NE

Learning In The Arts, Panel 9A (Local Arts Agencies)
December 6, 2010

Julie Fry 
Program Officer
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Mountain View, CA

Derek Gordon
Chief Executive Officer
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA

Laura Rawlings
Director, Roanoke Fund 
Roanoke College
Elliston, VA

F. Robert Sabol 
Professor of Visual and Performing Arts
Chair, Division of Art and Design 
Purdue University
Crawfordsville, IN

Shoko Kato Sevart (Layperson)
Attorney 
Sevart & Sevart
Wichita, KS

Learning In The Arts, Panel 9B (Local Arts Agencies)
December 6, 2010

Julie Fry 
Program Officer
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Mountain View, CA

Derek Gordon
Chief Executive Officer
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA

Laura Rawlings
Director, Roanoke Fund 
Roanoke College
Elliston, VA

Shoko Kato Sevart (Layperson)
Attorney 
Sevart & Sevart
Wichita, KS