Author Archive | Fernando Maneca


Our offices will be closed December 26 to January 2

Traditionally, New Year celebrations involve introspection, reflection, and a dash of optimism for new possibilities and opportunities in the coming year. We are looking forward to sharing some exciting news when we come back from Winter break. Stay tuned. “The Colors of City Lights” (acrylic on canvas)Artist statement: “I was thinking about the combination of […]

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It is that time of year when we are reminded to take stock of the people and communities in our lives that we are thankful for. There is no ArtsConnection without the teachers, educators, artists, teaching artists, students, school administrators, families, staff, funders, interns, volunteers, and donors who support our work. Thank you for being […]

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ArtsConnection Gives Back

For the past ten years, non-profits around the globe have embraced GivingTuesday as a day to ask their communities to support the important work they do. As GivingTuesday puts it: “Join the GivingTuesday movement and reimagine a world built upon shared humanity and radical generosity.” This got us thinking about how we might participate in […]

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Artist Institute

        During the month of October, ArtsConnection’s Artist Institute offered a series of professional development workshops to our teaching staff. For the first time in the program’s history, we opened registration to some of the workshops to teachers and teaching artists outside our organization. It was so inspiring to be in community with […]

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Thomas Choi talks about the importance of mentors in his life.


“I owe a lot to those people at ArtsConnection who treated me as an adult for maybe the first time.”  — ArtsConnection alum, Thomas Choi, reflecting on the importance of mentors, excerpted from a longer video shown at the Back to School with ArtsConnection benefit gala on September 21, 2022.  Most of us remember that […]

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Jeremy Feliz


  Jeremy Feliz, ArtsConnection alum, now in an internship at The Smithsonian Institute National Museum of the American Latino  ArtsConnection: Can you tell us a bit about yourself?  My name is Jeremy Feliz, I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York in my early teens in pursuit of better […]

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ArtsConnection Alumni Network

ATTENTION ARTS CONNECTION ALUMNI  Did you exhibit art in the Student Art Program (SAP) or Teens Curate Teens (TCT) or attend live performances in Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC)?  Did you grab a slice at Pizza and a Movie (PaaM) or spend a year as a teen leader in the Teen Advisory Council (TAC)?   Then […]

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