Led by the Kennedy Center, together with the US Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts, local partners, and several private foundations,Turnaround Arts brings arts education programs and supplies to a group of the lowest-performing elementary and middle schools in the country. These resources help schoolsimprove attendance, parent engagement, student motivation andacademic achievement.
Meet our Artist:
Thom Mayne, a Los Angeles-based architect, helped found the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 1972. Since then, he has held teaching positions there, Cal Poly Pomona, and UCLA. Along with teaching architecture at a collegiate level, he also serves as principal of Morphosis, an architectural firm just outside L.A. In 2005, Mr. Mayne received the Pritzker Architecture Prize, which is awarded for a career of achievement in the art of architecture. Mr. Mayne is a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities; this will be his first year as a Turnaround Artist. Mr. Mayne will be working with Hall School in Bridgeport, CT.
“As an architect, I’m passionate about teaching the next generation how to design the buildings of the future. As a Turnaround Artist, I hope to teach the students of Hall School how to design their own future by giving the opportunity to create and think critically through the arts.”
This year's MTI licensed musical will be.....