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Beneath the Surface Art Residency

Beneath the Surface Art Residency

HOLA students using their creativity to reflect on the future of water in Los Angeles. HOLA visual arts students have been learning about the drought and its impact on their city, and have been creating art to explore their findings.  Beneath... read more »

 

To Saturn, Heaven, A Black Hole and Beyond

To Saturn, Heaven, A Black Hole and Beyond

By Nadene Rasmussen, YOLA at HOLA Teaching Artist I became a teaching artist at HOLA almost two years ago. I’d been volunteering for a few months, and was constantly inspired by the incredible students who walked through the doors each day.... read more »

 

Doing the Right Thing

Doing the Right Thing

By YOLA at HOLA teaching artist Emily Kubitskey, who has been a clarinetist and keyboardist for over two decades, and is the Wind Ensemble Director and Woodwind Specialist for YOLA at HOLA. Every day I walk into a classroom or rehearsal —... read more »

 

Volunteer Spotlight: Julia Parris AKA Future

Volunteer Spotlight: Julia Parris AKA Future

When bi-coastal photographer and art director Julia Parris was first being introduced to our students in August, one student called out: “Future! You’re from the future! Hi, future girl!” Ever since then, students have... read more »

 

Tocar y Luchar (To Play and to Fight)

Tocar y Luchar (To Play and to Fight)

By Nikki Shorts, YOLA at HOLA Teaching Artist Nikki Shorts, YOLA at HOLA Teaching Artist. In 2010, the day after my teaching audition for the YOLA at HOLA string teacher position, I sent an email to the director of the music program at the... read more »

 

Taking A Stand & Switching it Up: Reflections from the Music Department

Taking A Stand & Switching it Up: Reflections from the Music Department

By Emie George, YOLA at HOLA Music Coordinator Emie George, YOLA at HOLA coordinator Hi Everyone! There is so much happening over in the music department. For one, our students have had the opportunity to apply to a national festival organized... read more »

 

Spotlight on Bard College’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program

Spotlight on Bard College’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program

We are fortunate to have a number of campus partners whose presence at HOLA is mutually beneficial.  The immersive 14- or 24-month teaching residency and graduate Bard MAT program is one of them, offering an interdisciplinary opportunity... read more »

 

Creating Change: Reflections of an AmeriCorps VISTA

Creating Change: Reflections of an AmeriCorps VISTA

By Annie Berman, AmeriCorps VISTA, Communications Annie Berman is an AmeriCorps VISTA member serving at HOLA in the Communications department for the year. Until all of us are free, none of us are. Our liberation is linked to each other’s. This... read more »

 

Alum Returns to HOLA as Scholar in Residence

Alum Returns to HOLA as Scholar in Residence

After a successful internship with Walt Disney Studios in Burbank already under his belt, HOLA alumni Daniel Lopez is well on his way to achieving his goals of graduating college and using media skills to empower his community. A native Angeleno,... read more »

 

Staff Spotlight: Mark Tyson Rocks

Staff Spotlight: Mark Tyson Rocks

Born in Los Angeles in 1959 into a family of musicians, Mark Tyson, HOLA music instructor and founder of our rock band, is living proof that music changes lives. Mark has been an artist his whole life, a performer for 30 years, and a... read more »

 
 
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