Posted March 19, 2014 in Press Releases
FABER-CASTELL HELPS CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE PROMOTE
ARTS EDUCATION WITH WORKSHOP AND DONATION
Will Lead Visual Arts Event for Students on Thursday, March 20
CLEVELAND, OH (March 18, 2014) Cleveland Play House (CPH) is proud to announce the gift of art supplies from Faber-Castell, an international arts supply company whose children’s brand (Creativity for Kids) is based in Cleveland. Faber-Castell will be conducting a visual arts event with nearly 100 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students at Robert Jamison Elementary School, Thursday, March 20th at 2:30 p.m. They will also be making art supply donations to the school at that time.
Cleveland Play House’s partnership with Robert Jamison Elementary School is part of a wraparound strategy developed by United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. CPH is one of just 13 nonprofits—and the only performing arts organization—to be named a Lead Agency in this exciting new strategy and welcomes the generosity of Faber-Castell in utilizing arts to increase academic achievement.
“We are thrilled to partner with Cleveland Play House to bring our Creativity Can event to Robert Jamison School,” states Heather Lambert-Shemo, brand manager for Faber-Castell USA. “Creativity plays such an important role in a child’s development and we feel strongly that every child should have access to hands-on creative experiences. Creativity Can is a hands-on craft activity that develops imagination, problem solving and critical thinking skills and we look forward to sharing it with the students at Robert Jamison. Furthermore, we are excited to help stock their art classroom with much needed supplies.”
“Students who have access to the arts in or out of school also tend to have better academic results, better workforce opportunities, and more civic engagement,” remarks CPH Director of Education Pamela DiPasquale. “We think of arts as a social service and are thrilled that Faber-Castell will be sharing their Creativity Can activity with the students at Jamison and even more delighted that the school’s art teacher will be provided with the art supplies she needs to enrich her students’ learning.”
Founded in 1915, Cleveland Play House is America’s first professional regional theatre. Throughout its rich history, Cleveland Play House has remained dedicated to its mission to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences in Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards. It has produced more than 100 world and/or American premieres, and over its long history more than 12 million people have attended over 1,300 CPH productions. Cleveland Play House looks toward its centennial while performing in three state-of-the art venues at PlayhouseSquare in downtown Cleveland.
The Ohio Arts Council helped fund Cleveland Play House with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. We also thank the residents of Cuyahoga County for supporting Cleveland Play House through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.