Metro Arts Staff - Summer 2015
Joy Parnakian- Humanities & US Government Teacher
Joy was selected as one of only three teachers nationally to receive the C-Span Education Fellowship to spend four weeks in Washington DC this summer. She will be collaborating with C-SPAN’s Education department to develop new teaching materials using C-SPAN resources in order to better serve our Classroom members nationwide. This program takes place at C-SPAN’s offices in Washington, DC. Each Fellow receives an award valued at $7,000 which includes housing and travel expenses. Fellows will also participate in C-SPAN’s Summer Educators’ Conference where they will share their ideas with education colleagues about creating innovative learning experiences using C-SPAN’s programs and websites.
Koryn Woodward Wasson- Visual Arts
Fireweather is a collaborative installation by husband and wife team, Roy Wasson Valle and Koryn Woodward Wasson along with their good friend Jaime Chandler. The artists will be creating their inter-dimensional portal to join our world with the Land of Crystal Burn. Fireweather is an exploration of both wonder and temporal permanence, constructing a visible reminder that everything that has ever been or will ever be is present, it just happens to be at a different time. This exhibition is a continuation of Camp Dreamtree, commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art for the Scottsdale Civic Center Public Library, summer of 2014.
J.W. Gaberdiel - Math & Chemistry
JW will be spending the entire summer traveling with his wife throughout Asia, including India, Vietnam.