Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts (TBBCA) is pleased to announce that TBBCA Board Director, Jamie Moore Marcario, will lead a new 'Altered Book Art' project co-sponsored by TBBCA with pARTners Greenberg Traurig and Glazer Children's Museum.
Ms. Marcario will lead three "Make & Take" sessions on Monday, March 14th at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., open to the public by registration with museum admission; books and art materials will be supplied.
"When Greenberg Traurig recently moved to new offices in Bank of America Plaza, we had many outdated law books," said attorney Jamie Marcario. "As both lawyer and artist myself, and a new TBBCA Board Director, I had the idea to connect TBBCA, pARTner Greenberg Traurig, and the Glazer Children's Museum for a special hands-on arts education initiative, teaching kids how to transform old books into works of art." Marcario noted that "Greenberg Traurig has long been a TBBCA pARTner, and a strong supporter of the Glazer Children's Museum through sponsorship of the Museum's Art Lab."
"TBBCA embraces this visionary project conceived and led by new Board Director Jamie Marcario and supported by her firm, longtime TBBCA pARTner Greenberg Traurig," said Susana Weymouth, TBBCA Executive Director. "This project, in Cultural pARTnership with the Glazer Children's Museum, is synergistic with TBBCA's mission to support Tampa Bay area arts and cultural organizations and emphasizes our advocacy for arts education. Arts engagement with children and youth is crucial to encouraging appreciation of the arts and introducing and educating the next generation of young creative minds and artists."
"Providing a space for creativity to take root is what museums are built for," said Jennifer Stancil, CEO of the Glazer Children's Museum. "Meaningful and relevant collaborations that cross-pollinate business with the museum's assets make the outcome - allowing kids to grow into their best creative selves - a win-win. We are thrilled with this innovative joint partnership between TBBCA and Greenberg Traurig and welcome more of this robust public-private partnership. "