Platte Forum wins 2011 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award!

Riverfront Park’s own Platte Forum won a national award on November 2nd for their Art Lab Program.  The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the Nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from under served communities. This award recognizes and supports excellence in programs that open new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement.  ArtLab is a year-long program designed for high-school students to utilize their creativity and help them grow as individuals.  ArtLab brings in artists from around the world in various genres from painters to sculptors to filmmakers to dancers.  Platte Forum’s artistic director Judy Anderson, education director Meagan Terry and student Salvador Flores-Martinez accepted the award from first lady Michelle Obama.  This award also came with a $10,000 prize.  The Denver Post wrote a great article on this award and I would highly recommend reading it.

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