Arts Rise & Shine

The goal of Arts Rise & Shine Leadership Breakfast is to convene school district and community leaders, arts educators, local arts advocates, and MAEC members to analyze the status of arts education in our community, examine current trends and best practices in arts education, and engage in meaningful conversations regarding the advancement of arts education in our Manatee County.

Ben Jewell-Plocher
Ben Jewell-Plocher
Arts Rise & Shine Committee Chairman

Thank you to our 2023 Breakfast Sponsors

Bradenton Area Arts & Culture
Manatee Education Foundation
School District of Manatee County Florida

Viral Trivedi, Tracee Harwood, Julie-Hebert, Kathryn Wald and Tiffany Hoben

Rosa Faison and Kimberlain Zenon-Richardson

Manatee High School Jazz Band

Kim Organek, Megan Johnson, Gina Crowton and Dr. Robyn Bell

Dr. Holbrook and Mary Glass

Asst. Superintendent of Operations, Doug Wagner and Superintendent, Cynthia Saunders

Rise & Shine Choir conducted by Thomas Desmond

Gina Crowton, Dr. Genelle Yost, and Kerrie Carrier

Arts Education Conversations

MAEC Board Chairwoman, Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jeffrey Redding 2019 Grammy Music Educator of the Year

MAEC, District, and Community Leaders

Arts Alive Committee Vice Chair, Teresa Masterson, and Chair, Samantha Cummins