Monday, September 24, 2001

PeachStar Partners with Council for the Arts

Art is the universal language, and it has proven to be a universal vehicle for teaching academic subjects across the curriculum. Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) and the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) have embarked on a new partnership to demonstrate that art can be used effectively to introduce and reinforce instruction in science, mathematics, language arts and social studies.

Partnership activities include the production of a 30-minute video that will be aired over PeachStar's statewide satellite network which reaches more than 2,400 public schools and other education sites in Georgia. The video, which will premiere in November, highlights art from the Georgia State Art Collection and includes interviews with several of the artists whose work appears in the collection. In addition, PeachStar has arranged for a corps of experienced classroom teachers to develop a supporting curriculum which will be available online this fall. Finally, early in 2002, GCA will tour the state with an exhibit featuring selected pieces from the collection.