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Hampton, Iowa 50441


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The documentary film "The Fourth R" was selected for the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival and is being shown at the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival this Saturday at 9:36 a.m. and 1:34 p.m. at the Collins Roads Theater in Marion.  (check out the CR Film Festival website).  I attended the screening of this film at the Oneota Film Festival in Decorah and it is a great advocacy piece. If you have time, check it out!

1.  I met the the "Arts & Culture Working Group" of the STEM Council yesterday. It went well...lots of educating to do, but we will be meeting two more times before a report is to be made to the State STEM council in June.

2.  Larry Murphy & I are meeting with Ron Jorgensen (chair of the House Education Committee) tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Des Moines...Hopefully we can move something forward on the Iowa Core/Fine Arts bill.

3.  I am also meeting with Matt Harris of the Iowa Arts Council tomorrow to talk about the Americans for the Arts /Presidential Candidate Advocacy Event.

Will keep you informed!Here is a forwarded message from Kyrl Henderson about the showing of his documentary "The Fourth R" which is being shown at the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival this Saturday.  Could we get this info to the IAAE members?


As the filmmaker, I've been encouraged to invite you personally to my film "The 4th R: the aRt of Education" which will be showing twice this Saturday, April 18, at the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival: at 9:30 AM in Theater 2 and again at 1:30 PM in Theater 4. You can find out more about the festival here:

You can find out more about the film here:

The film asks the question "How can you solve a problem, when the problem is you don't know how to solve problems?" It's about the critical need for funding the arts in our schools, and why that's important for the future of our country, if not the world.

I know you're involved in Education issues, especially with respect to recent legislation adding arts to the core curriculum in the Iowa Legislature. This film, made in Iowa and using a number of Iowa examples, earned a comment from Leon Kuehner (cc'd here), Executive Director of the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education, saying "This is a fantastic video. This is such a great testament to the power and importance of fine arts education for the students in our schools…"

Save the date: The Proclamation naming May Fine Arts Month will be signed on Thursday, May 7 at 2:40pm in the Governor's office at the Capitol.

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Here is a valuable resource for arts teachers! Presented by NAMM Foundation, the list of 10 Tips may also be useful to teachers of the visual arts, dance, and theatre...

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