Arts Administrator Forums- Arts Education Round Table

12/17/2019 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM ET


  • $20.00


Huntington Arts Council
213 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743
United States of America
Room Number: Main Street Gallery


Arts Administrator Forums is a quarterly forum for arts administrators, will explore strengths and challenges of the field, exchange information, encourage collaboration, develop connections and foster a network on Long Island. These morning events will feature a gathering of established and emerging leaders in arts administrator fields focusing on specific challenges to non-profit arts programs today.


Arts Administrator Forums has expanded to be a quarterly round table for not for profit arts administrators and educators. The Forums, will provide the opportunity to explore the strengths and challenges of the field, exchange information, encourage collaboration, develop connections and foster a network on Long Island. These morning events will feature established and emerging leaders in arts administrator fields and focus on topics that present challenges to non-profit arts programs today.

These talks take place in our Main Street Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington NY 11743, From 8:30 am -10:00 am.

Our next forum will be Arts Education Round Table. A forum for education professionals to address issues of interest, exchange and disseminate relevant information, and to explore cooperative opportunities and discuss issues that affect the field at large. 

$10 for HAC organizational members and NYSCA Decentralization Grant recipients from the previous two years, (Enter your discount code during checkout), $20 for non-members. Two participants per registration. Registration is required. 

Stephanie Turner, Director of Education/Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
Joy Weiner, Director of Education & Public Programs/The Heckscher Museum of Art
Puneeta Mital, Artist, Educator and Teaching Artist

Moderator: Joanne Spencer, Program Coordinator, Arts in Education Program/Nassau BOCES

Born and educated in India, Puneeta Mittal received a master’s degree in Hindi Literature in New Delhi, and launched her teaching career at Valley school, Krishnamurti Foundation boarding school, in Bangalore.
After moving to the United States in 1994, Puneeta discovered her passion for clay and focused on exploring clay forms and surfaces with Betty Busby of “The Clayroom” studio at Oyster Bay, NY. In 2006 she graduated with an MA in Studio art from Adelphi University, followed by an MFA from Long Island University in 2008. 
Puneeta started working as Adjunct Faculty at Adelphi University in 2005. She lives on Long Island where she continues to instruct as an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Suffolk County Community College & Long Island University.
With a strong belief that everything that is born, grows and withers away to be yet born again – incessant change from one to other proceeds in an evolutionary cycle – clay has proved to be an ideal medium for her expressions. Her love for color and textures in nature – internal and external, has proved to be an unlimited resource for the work she creates in her studio.
Puneeta continues to create works of art in her home studio on Long Island. Her work is featured in New York Times, Newsday, and other publications. Puneeta has sold art work at various galleries in New York, Texas, Turkey and Austria. Her work is in permanent collections of private homes and Public institutions throughout the world.

Joanne Spencer is the Program Coordinator of the Nassau BOCES Arts in Education Program which provides resources for schools to integrate the arts throughout all of the NYS Standards areas. Included are exhibits, performances, workshops, residencies and professional development at all levels, PreK-12, in music, dance, theater, writing and the visual and media arts. She is privileged to work with hundreds of local, regional and national artists and arts organizations to provide arts and enrichment programming in Nassau County schools. Previously, Ms. Spencer was the Long Island Philharmonic Director of Education. She created interdisciplinary orchestra education programs for Long Island school children. Earlier, Ms. Spencer was Executive Director of Gemini Youth Orchestras comprised of five performing groups of musicians aged 8-18.  During her tenure, Gemini made debut performances at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center.  Ms. Spencer holds several New York State school certifications including N-6, social studies 7-12, library media, and school and district administration. She has been both a music teacher and classroom teacher in Colorado, Kentucky, Maryland, New York and Germany. Ms. Spencer is a founder and president of Orchestra Long Island, which carries on the programs of the former Long Island Philharmonic.

Stephanie Turner has an extensive background as a performer, director, educator and arts administrator. She currently serves as Director of Education and Outreach at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on the Post campus of Long Island University. Tilles Center’s education programs include school partnerships, residencies, master classes, art exhibits, and a newly launched initiative for individuals on the autism spectrum.
Previously, Ms. Turner served as the Education and Apprentice Program Director for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Director of Entertainment for Jekyll and Hyde Entertainment Group and has taught, directed and performed for numerous companies throughout the U.S. 
Stephanie completed her undergraduate degree in theatre at Radford University in Virginia and attended graduate studies at Middlesex Polytechnic University in London. She is a member of Actor’s Equity Association, past member of the Arts Education Steering Committee for the Long Island Arts Alliance and is on the Board of Directors for Stage the Change, The Arts as a Social Voice, a not-for-profit which encourages high school students to create works of art around social justice issues.

Joy Weiner is the Director of Education and Public Programs at the Heckscher Museum of Art where she has worked since 1998. She has developed innovative curriculum for students K - 12 participating in the Heckscher's Museum Discovery Programs.  Joy has also worked to define and create innovative programming for the community, including Draw Out, Draw In, and Emerging Artists Series. She continues to broaden the Museum's partnerships with the cultural community, and infuse art and life-long learning into every project.

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