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Immersed in Experience: Working with Organizations as an AES Student

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Immersed in Experience: Working with Organizations as an AES Student
By Grace Vo, Arts Extension Service Student and Work-Study Employee

Navigating Difficult Decision-Making In A Time Of Crisis

Thursday, March 12, 2020

An update from Dee Boyle-Clapp, Director of Arts Extension Service...

Words My Mother Said

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Arts Programming teaches students how quality arts programming is at the core of all arts and culture organizations. One assignment in the course asks students to find connections and note the contrast between an organization’s program values and the student’s personal values. Leea Reese Russell, who was enrolled in Arts Programming last semester, explored her history with public schools and the role they play in her current career at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

HeART of the Garden

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Arts Extension Service is excited to announce, HeART of the Garden, a collaboration with UMass Permaculture Initiative to integrate the arts into the Franklin Permaculture Garden. The partners...

Who I am. What I do. Introducing Daniel Callahan.

Friday, January 24, 2020

By Daniel Callahan, Arts Extension Instructor


I am ultimately a mystery, living as a human being named “Daniel” socially understood as an African American, cis-gender male, engaged in this collective experience of life.


I tell stories. I show stories. I create expressions, designs, and experiences. I play with thoughts and ask questions. I observe and craft meaning from life.

John Delconte

How Can Artists Transform a Town?

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

By John Delconte, Arts Extension Service Instructor

I recently met with artist/documentary filmmaker Serena Kovalosky over coffee at a warm coffee shop just outside of Saratoga, NY. The shop had a gas fireplace set in the center of a seating area with comfortable chairs that made it all the more inviting for a brainstorming session on a cold day in December.