The Right Brain Initiative


Arts education highlighted at Art Spark tomorrow

February 17th, 2010 by Right Brain Team

We’re big fans of Portland Art Spark here at The Right Brain Initiative, and not just because it’s a project of the Regional Arts & Culture Council, our managing partner.

Art Spark is a monthly opportunity for the members of Portland’s arts community to meet at a revolving set of locations, swap stories and nosh casually amongst one another. It’s delightfully simple.

Each month at Art Spark, a different arts organization provides a presentation of their work and relevance within the city. For us, this month is a double wammy, as Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington, Right Brain’s implementation partner, presents. For Right Brain, Young Audiences coordinates the logistics and day-to-day operations that bring our programs into classrooms throughout the Portland area. Carin Rosenberg, our Implementation Manager; and Briana Linden, Implementation Coordinator; are the forces behind the management of our teaching artists and the planning processes that take place amongst each school team. They’re also there to support the successful completion of every artist residency we bring to our partner schools. (Read more about Carin, Briana and the rest of the Right Brain staff here (PDF).) 

As a long-term staple of arts education in this region, Young Audiences’ work stretches far beyond their partnership with Right Brain.  In fact, they serve over 200 schools in roughly 40 school districts around the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington. But I’ll let them tell you more about all of that in person.

If that wasn’t enough to get you there, please note that this time, Art Spark meets at the Someday Lounge, which serves nachos at happy hour prices until the ripe hour of 8pm.

So, join the entire Right Brain staff tomorrow night. Here’s what you need to know:

Thursday, February 18
5 – 7pm
Someday Lounge
125 NW 5th Avenue, Portland


Right Brain Team