Today on Home Grown, Leslie talks to a group of artistic organizers and to one of our favorite arts educators. First, (organizer) Rachel Gendreau, (performer / organizer) Mariana Bell, (performer / organizer) Tucker Rogers, and (promoter / organizer) Jeyon Falsini are the quartet behind Harmonia II: A Benefit for Migrant Families & Children at the Ix Art Park. We talk to Rachel, Mariana, Tucker, and Jeyon about the origins of this benefit concert and the structure of this year’s concert. We also talk about what it takes to put on a benefit concert and about how art can help you step out of a box where you feel powerless. Next, Bernard Hankins returns to the show. He’s teaching Freestyle Hip Hop and poetry classes for kids for PVCC’s KidsCollege at Piedmont Virginia Community College. We talk to Bernard about how he uses the classes to teach kids, most importantly, how to think creatively, how to work “out of the box.” It’s art for a purpose and one purpose behind art this Sunday on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.
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