On parent feedback
Last excerpt from my interview for the Arts & Humanities website at Teachers College Columbia University! This one on parent feedback:
In your experience, how important do the parents of the Rita Gold Center children consider art to be in education?
Over the years, I’ve received positive feedback from many parents as to the importance that they feel the art program holds in their children’s education at the RGC. As an example, here’s an excerpt of an email I received from a parent regarding her experience with this year’s art exhibition (made public with the parent’s permission, of course): “[my daughter] took me up to the gallery the other evening after school, and it was one of the most moving experiences of my life. She was so proud of her sculptures, and of her friends' work, and really fascinated by how it was all curated--as was I! I'd never seen her quite so contemplative before. What amazing work the children produce with you, and what an amazing way you honor them. I cherish this tradition at RGC so deeply.”