New Collaboration With Guilford County Schools

Teens Preview To the Hoop

Led by teaching artists Dr. Libby Scandale and Guilford College professor Antoine Williams, more than 400 students and their art teachers participated in pre-visit classes during fall 2019 in preparation for touring To the Hoop: Basketball and Contemporary Art this spring. Scandale taught visual art for 28 years at Ragsdale High School before completing a PhD in fine arts education. She has a special interest in how the arts amplify and enhance the core curriculum. Williams, a visual artist, has exhibited widely, including in WAM’s 2019 Art on Paper exhibition. He earned an MFA at UNC-Chapel Hill and is a 2017 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for painters and sculptors.

This first-of-its-kind collaboration is made possible by a generous gift from Sherry Sherill. Sherrill is an advocate for visual arts education within the K-12 school curriculum and an avid basketball fan. The gift provides pre-visit instruction, substitute teacher reimbursements, and bus transportation for all classes visiting To the Hoop.

Image: Antoine Williams with GCS students. Photo: Martin Kane, UNCG University Communications.