Treehouse Shakers

Treehouse Shakers
Hatched, BAM Fisher, Hillman Studio

Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Holidays:: A Time of Reflection


As the year winds down, I am reflecting on all of the accomplishments Treehouse Shakers has achieved this year, and grateful for all the people who believe in our work and have helped us grow.

Hatched Our Work for the Very Young * Photo Credit: Christopher Duggan
Company Performers: Miranda Wilson, Trey Mitchell & Katie Montoya
As you may know, this year marks Treehouse Shakers 17th performance season. I am truly amazed by our journey. It takes a lot of work, and dare I say hustle, to survive as an artist, let alone an arts organization which supports many other artists. It seems it is more of a struggle to be successful arts organization in America than in any other developed nation. Instead of letting this fact deter us, we are even more committed to the work we do. We see the impact our work has on the lives of young people. What a powerful change the arts can make. We have experienced it first hand over and over again. From our work with special need students, to students in challenging life circumstances, to those who have just moved to this country and have yet to learn the language and culture, we have seen these students excel in extraordinary ways through the powerful tools of the arts. We also know that the young people at our performances benefit through the joy, exposure, and imaginative spark that our original performances give.
Under the Tangle Our Work for 8+ * Photo Credit Cherylynn Tsushima
Company Performers from Left to Right: Ashley Ervin, Ashley Chavonne, Katie Montoya and Miranda Wilson
Recently, Treehouse Shakers was selected as a participant in the professional development program of Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), in partnership with the DeVos Institute of Arts Management. Chosen as only one of four BAM artists, this prestigious opportunity gives Treehouse Shakers the additional tools to continue our growth through the guidance of incredible professionals. This program has already been so beneficial to us, we are looking forward to sharing more of this work with you in the coming months.
We Love NYC! There is now a greater push, and funding for the arts in the public schools thanks to our new NYC Education Chancellor, Carmon Farina and the Mayor Bill DeBlasio.
*Photo by Mara McEwin
Thank you for supporting Treehouse Shakers and thank you for believing in the powerful tools of the arts!

Enjoy your holidays with your loved ones and families.

All the best,
Mara McEwin
Artistic Director

Want to Support Treehouse Shakers?
As we continue to strengthen as an organization, grow as artists, and empower young people through the arts, we need your support! This holiday season, we ask that you make a tax-deductible contribution to Treehouse Shakers, and help us continue our very important work. It is easy to give, and your donation is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

You can send checks to:
Treehouse Shakers
Radio City Station
P.O. Box 186
New York, NY 10101-0186

Or make a secure credit card donation Here through our treehouseshakers.com