Arts & Communications

  • Dancers and choreographers use dance performances to express ideas and stories. There are many types of dance, such as ballet, tango, modern dance, tap, and jazz. Grades: 4th Grade - 9th - 12th Grade

  • Reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts inform the public about news and events happening internationally, nationally, and locally. They report the news for newspapers, magazines, websites, television, and radio. Grades: 4th Grade - 9th - 12th Grade

  • Boys and girls get different levels of encouragement when it comes to STEM. Let’s close the imagination gap so that all learners can pursue their interests. Grades: 4th Grade - 9th - 12th Grade

  • Cara is the Innovation and Maker Manager at Spark Place. This innovative maker space is part of the Greene County Public Library system and provides the community with access to modern technology that allows patrons to make amazing things at their public library. Cara developed the space with innovation in mind! Spark Place is visited by thousands of people each year!

  • Learn about the art and artistic process of Nabeela Najjar, a costume and fashion designer located in Detroit, Michigan. Her work is inspired by dreams and nature to convey a conceptual message based on moments that have affected her life, the outcome of which can be mystical, ethereal, and otherworldly.

  • Now residing in Detroit, James was born in Flint, Michigan, and recalls one of his earliest childhood memories of attending career day in the second grade as an artist. Since that moment, he has worked tirelessly to evolve in his destiny.

  • Learn about the art and artistic process of Desiree Kelly, an award-winning artist and a native to Detroit, Michigan. Her portraits of public icons are historically immersive and reflect on the narrative of her subjects by including artifacts and phrases within each piece. She is known for her distinctive mixture of street art and traditional oil technique.

  • Learn about the art and artistic process of Kayla Powers, a weaver and natural dyer living and working in Detroit, Michigan. Her work is focused on local, natural color derived from plants foraged from and cultivated in the city. Preservation of the traditional crafts of weaving and dyeing are at the heart of Kayla’s work. She is inspired by the limitations of a seasonal palette and the utilitarian nature of woven cloth.

  • Working in many media and styles, drawing is at the center of his work. His artwork draws on the tension between the mundane activities of everyday life and his political sensibilities, between his young life in village India and the world of fine art. He is fascinated by the intersection of the personal and the political, presence and absence, the domestic and the public.