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Albright-Knox and BlueCross BlueShield Continue Collaboration, Host Bill Strickland for Educators’ Night Out and Announce “Inspired” Art Contest

May 4, 2011

What:

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery and BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York will announce a grant award for arts in education and a NEW art contest for schools. The award and contest will be announced at the program’s annual Educators’ Night Out event, which will also feature a keynote address by visionary and MacArthur Fellowship “genius” award recipient Bill Strickland.   

Who:

 

Louis Grachos, Director, Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Alphonso O’Neil-White, President and CEO , BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

Bill Strickland, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, nationally recognized author of Make the Impossible Possible, and MacArthur Fellowship “genius” award recipient.

When:

Thursday, May 5, 4:30 pm

Where:

Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222

Background:

 

 

BlueCross BlueShield’s annual grant for the school years beginning September 2011, 2012, and 2013 will enable the Gallery to continue to grow Art’scool, a significant curriculum-focused program for arts in education that serves thousands of Western New York students in kindergarten through grade 12 annually. BlueCross BlueShield will also provide $10,000 per year in grants to school arts programs through the INSPIRED contest. Art’scool, a program for schools, is designed to develop critical and creative thinking skills in students through the practice of detailed looking and discussion of artwork.