As some our readers may know, recent cutbacks in state funding for public education led to the elimination of the arts education program at Ocracoke School.
In an effort to continue arts programming for Ocracoke School students, Ocracoke Alive has made a commitment to work with the Ocraocke school to provide weekly classes, beginning in January of 2015 for grades pre-K through 8th.
There are several ways for Ocracoke residents and off-island friends to help make this program a success.
If you are an artist interested in applying to teach in the Arts Partnership Program, or if you just want more information, click here: http://www.ocracokealive.org/community-programming.
To make a financial contribution, click here: http://www.ocracokealive.org/home.
Art is an important part of a fulfilled life. Ocracoke students deserve an art education.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is the seldom told story of the 1837
murder of Willis Williams by Jacob Gaskill. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112114.htm.