Marie Flowers,teacher, singer, composer and music director (conductor) is currently a Gifted and Talented music teacher with the East Baton Rouge Parish School System since 1999.
Marie Flowers received her Master of Music and Bachelor of Music from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, followed by further study at Arizona State University and Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Since her residency in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Marie Flowers has focused her talents on developing as a teacher, artist and composer. She was recently commissioned to write an original music composition for the television pilot show, JK’s House featuring television/film actress, Robin Givens. Currently Marie Flowers is a staff coordinator for the annual summer arts camp at Baton Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Baton Rouge’s premier arts elementary school. Marie Flowers continues to perform and compose as well as support the arts through her teaching firstname.lastname@example.org
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Southern University-Baton Rouge ♦ Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge University of Nevada ♦ University of South Florida, Sarasota Professional Experience • East Feliciana Parish Schools • St. Charles Parish Schools • Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV • Sarasota County School District, Sarasota, FL • East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Glasgow Middle School Broadmoor Middle Magnet School McKinley Middle Magnet School Career Highlights • First Middle School Dance Curriculum, 1979 • Performing Arts Middle School Dance Program, 1998 • Expanded Middle School Dance Programs, 2004 • Teacher of the Year-McKinley Middle Magnet School, 2006 • Disney Land Magic Music Days-Dance Competition, Orlando, FL, 2008 • Dance Competitions: Beta Talent, Myrtle Beach, SC, 2008 • Liturgical Dance Minister/Dance Instructor *Donaldson Chapel Baptist, *Wesley United Methodist & *Elm Grove Baptist.
Debra Miller Sullivan is a graduate of the Holmes Master of Education Program. She also has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Sculpture. Sullivan has a diploma in Professional forestry and Wildlife Conservation. She is a member of The Nature Conservation Society and National Art Education Association. Her teaching experience includes an internship at Woodlawn High School and five years at McKinley Middle Academic Magnet of Visual and Performing Arts School; currently the team leader of the Visual and Performing Arts Team. She has traveled with her students to Rome, Italy and Greece to view and study art and will be traveling to Spain this year. Along with other teachers, Mrs. Sullivan and her students annually attend the Renaissance Festival. In the past five years her students have received awards in DeBose and the Pancake Festival. This year she is a presenter in two workshops. She loves the arts and enjoys sharing her own experiences, knowledge, talents, and personal art with her students. She believes art can open multiple doors of success, achievement, pride, and confidence. Through hands on learning students gain self-discipline, self-improvement and self-discovery . . . . “it is only when persons experience themselves taking risk, embarking on new beginnings, that the predictable gives way to the possible” (Maxine Green).d
Randell Henryhas shown his paintings in art galleries in Baton Rouge for more than twenty five years. He is an artist member of Baton Rouge Gallery and Associate Professor of Art at Southern University. Henry presently serves on the Boards of Baton Rouge Gallery, DeBose Foundation, and Acts and Deeds Non Profit Organization. He is President of Black Artists’ Network. Henry was recognized in November 2009 by Peter Falk, one of the country’s leading experts on American Art after Falk discovered his collages at an art dealer in Connecticut and acquired twelve works. Falk showed the collages in an exhibition at Summer House Fine Art Gallery in downtown Madison, Connecticut in November, 2009. His paintings have been in major exhibitions at The New Orleans Museum of Art, Alexandria Museum of Art, Southern University Museum of Art, L.S.U. Museum of Art, The West Baton Rouge Museum, The Museum Of Arts and Science in Daytona Beach, Florida, The National Museum of Ghana, U. S. T. Fine Arts Gallery in Kumasi, Ghana, Dallas Museum of African American Art, Stella Jones Gallery, Nahan and Elliott Galleries and several Julia Street Galleries in New Orleans and in galleries in California, Georgia, Mississippi, New York. Currrently, his work is included in an exhibition that opened on October 1, 2011 at Stella Jones Gallery in New Orleans to celebrate the one hundred anniversary of the birth of Mahalia Jackson and in the traveling exhibition, Southern Journeys along with works by major African American artists that is touring museums and art centers in the southern parts of the United States. With earlier stops at the Alexandria Museum of Art, Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Florida, Bessie Smith Cultural Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock, Arkansas and Gallery 210 in St. Louis, Missouri, the show will open in November 2011 at the Dallas Museum of African American Art and will end in March, 2012 at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Mississippi. In April 2011 three collages by Henry were purchased by L.S.U. Museum of Art and two months later, two of his collages were purchased by the State Department for the Permanent Collection of the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia.
Over the years Henry has organized and curated exhibitions in commercial galleries in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lake Charles for both, students in the Department of Visual Arts and major African American artists. Currently, visitors to the university can see Choices: African American and African Art from Private Collections, an exhibition he curated to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Southern University Museum of Art. Henry was presented the Cluster Quality Award from the SU Business and Industry Cluster for outstanding work, efficiency and improving productivity at Southern University. Henry believes in bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge from the world of art to his students at Southern University. He believes that each student who comes through a university should have a background in the vast, vibrant area of visual arts to be inspired to be creative in whatever field of study pursued.
Miriam Clifton has been an artist and art teacher for over 25 years. Her educational background includes a Masters in art education from the University of South Carolina, as well as dual certifications in elementary education 1-8, art education k-12 and specialist certification in talented visual art. She currently works as an elementary talented visual art teacher in East Baton Rouge Parish Gifted and Talented program, servicing young artists at Forest Heights Academy, as well as Brownfields, Buchanan and Claiborne Elementary schools. Recently she was awarded a scholarship to attend a two week regional art teachers workshop at SCAD in Atlanta Georgia. She is a practicing artist, whose work consists mainly of mixed media and hand built ceramics.