Posts Tagged "Lifeworks"

A Conversation Between Jeanne and Julie: Part 1

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Reflection | 1 comment

  At Upstream Arts, we recognize that we are standing on the shoulders of many other pioneering organizations that have paved the way for the work that we’re able to do now. Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, founded by Jeanne Calvit in 1996—exactly ten years before Upstream Arts—is one of those organizations. In fact, we’re frequently mistaken for each another, given we’re among a very small handful of arts organizations in the Twin Cities primarily serving individuals with disabilities!  Recently, Upstream Arts Executive Director Julie...

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Teaching Artist Sarah Brown on Getting It Right

Posted by on Oct 28, 2011 in Adult Agency, Artist Post | 0 comments

Getting it Right I was recently talking to a participant at Brooklyn Park Lifeworks where I co-teach every Wednesday. After class she confessed to me that she is often afraid to speak up or to join the activity in class because she is afraid of saying the “wrong” thing or doing it “wrong.” I replied with the same response many of my improvisation teachers have said, “There really is no wrong choice, just doing it is getting it right.” And she replied, “Oh, well that’s disappointing.” I was blown away! I did not expect that that response...

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