Children Learn at Home Through the Van Wezel Artworks Anywhere Online Service

A note from Kelli Maldonado, Education and Community Engagement Director at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall #ArtworksAnywhere is an easy to use tool that brings the best arts-based learning to your home. Families will learn how to create costumes, draw self-portraits and even interact with their favorite stories. Professional Teaching Artists create simple, how-to …

Van Wezel Foundation Hires Experienced Development Executive as it Expands its Mission-Based Programs

SARASOTA, February 5, 2020 – The Van Wezel Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Suzanne Hudson-Smith, CFRE, to its Development team. Ms. Hudson-Smith will serve as the foundation’s associate director of leadership gifts, where she will be responsible for cultivating donor relationships and experiences in support of the Foundation’s mission to develop a …

VAN WEZEL ANNOUNCES ARTWORKS ANYWHERE REMOTE LEARNING SERVICE

Sarasota, FL (April 1) – The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and Van Wezel Foundation have partnered together to launch a new arts education service called Artworks Anywhere, a free online service for parents, educators, caregivers and children to meet the growing needs and changing roles of families due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative …

The Van Wezel Foundation’s 2020 Inspiration Gala Raises $1,000,000

Sarasota, Florida – March 2, 2020 – The Van Wezel Foundation held its annual Inspiration Gala on February 21, raising more than $1,000,000 to become the largest, most successful fundraising event in the organization’s history. Contributions will help fund the Foundation’s mission to build a world-class performing arts center that will enhance the community, support …

A Suncoast music teacher explores creative ways to teach his special needs students

SARASOTA – An Oak Park teacher uses his class to teach special needs students more than just how to sing and dance. They’re learning academic and life skills. “Best teacher on Earth,” Mr. Shane’s student, Caleb F. said.He’s talking about Mr. Shane Swezey, an Oak Park School teacher who is the 2019 Sarasota County Teacher of …

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