The show is based on four personal immigration stories by artists David Macaulay, Frances Jetter, James McMullan and Yuyi Morales, part of the exhibit on view at Norman Rockwell Museum when it closed to the public in late March.
Museum staff in the curatorial, visitor services, accounting, education, development, digital media and marketing departments are eager to connect with students and work with them through their high school years.
The guise is an old-school radio play, directed and performed by talented Berkshire County high school students and set to a backdrop of Gregory Manchess’ illustrations, which will be animated with sound effects.
2018 has provided enough Great Barrington news to keep journalists busy and observers of town politics highly amused, signaling that the community dubbed “best small town in America” by Smithsonian Magazine continues to be a place in transition.
‘This structure means families, school and health care staff work together and support for children is aligned at home, school and in the community.’
–Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School Principal Mary Berle
The partnership with the Paul Taylor Dance Company and the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is just one part of what Muddy Brook principal, Mary Berle, calls, “an approach [to education] that combines teamwork and innovation in challenging times.”
From September to June, one of every three students at Muddy Brook and one of every four at Monument Valley receives two meals for free or reduced price per day. That translates to 100 meals missing for those families, per child, during the 10 weeks of summer vacation.
“This proposal would devastate working families. It is painfully short-sighted and makes a mockery of the President’s promise to make our country safer and to support inner cities and rural communities alike.”
— Jodi Grant, Executive Director Afterschool Alliance
In response to a study of Norman Rockwell’s ‘Golden Rule,’ on exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Maegan Warner’s third grade class at Muddy Brook Elementary School wrote a poem, and marched a print of the illustration through the school.
“Denny Alsop is a man of conviction and an activist.”
— Muddy Brook Principal Mary Berle, to third grade students, as Alsop met with the class to explain his Canoe for Clean Water expedition up the Housatonic River and beyond