About Alyx Kellington

Name: Alyx Kellington

Web Site: http://www.alyxkellington.com/

Bio: Alyx Kellington most recently served as a Community Outreach Specialist at the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts, where she drew on experience from an accomplished career in both the arts and education. Previously, Kellington worked with the Palm Beach County Cultural Council as the director of arts and cultural education. Working with more than 70 nonprofit arts and cultural curriculum-based organizations, she served as the liaison between the organizations and the School District of Palm Beach County, charter and private schools, home school parents, afterschool programs, and probationary youth centers. During her time there, Alyx expanded professional development opportunities for arts educators, teachers, and teaching artists through monthly meetings and ongoing workshops. She also initiated research to create a regional teaching artists’ certification with partner organizations in five counties. In 2009, Kellington conceived, initiated, and managed a grant program, Building Learning Communities through Arts and Culture, that fostered arts integration in 6th grade social studies classrooms. Before moving to Palm Beach County, Alyx lived Austin, TX, where she served as an educator to probationary youth, as a fine arts director at the Boys and Girls Clubs, and photo editor with Steck-Vaughn Harcourt publishing; education division. Prior to her work in Texas, Alyx worked 12 years as a professional photojournalist and visited more than 30 countries to explore and document different cultures. Her photos have been widely published in newspapers, magazines, and books. She had a diploma in photojournalism from the New England School of Photography in Boston and studied Latin American studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Alyx passed away in July 2012.

Posts by Alyx Kellington:

ARTSblog holds week-long Blog Salons, a series of posts by guest bloggers, that focus on an overarching theme within a core area of Americans for the Arts' work. Here are links to the most recent Salons:

Arts Education

Teaching Artists

Early Arts Education

Common Core Standards

Quality, Engagement & Partnerships

Emerging Leaders

Charting the Future of the Arts

Taking Communities to the Next Level

New Methods & Models

Public Art

Best Practices

Evaluation

Arts Marketing

Audience Engagement

Winning Audiences

Powered by Community

Animating Democracy

Arts & the Military

Scaling Up Programs & Projects

Social Impact & Evaluation

Humor & Social Change

Private Sector Initatives

Arts & Business Partnerships

Business Models in the Arts

Local Arts Agencies

Cultural Districts

Economic Development

Trends, Collaborations & Audiences

Art in Rural Communities

Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe talk about the state of the arts in America at Arts Advocacy Day 2012. The acclaimed actor and famed producer discuss arts education and what inspires them.