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by Sharon Chin Li Ping, University of Texas Tower PR

Happy 2012 Tappers! Are we ready to begin this year with a dynamic start? I am! And what better way to usher in the New Year with new hopes and resolutions… Here is my short list of personal expectations for the arts:

Austin is renowned for its vibrant arts and music scene. I hope that Austin will continue to produce and showcase more local talents and help to promote arts among youths today. The arts have really helped defined myself as an individual so I hope that art in any form – be it music or stories, will inspire more people and encourage them to dream big, reach for their highest goals and accomplish great things.

With hit shows such as Glee gaining more popularity, I am thankful to see greater appreciation for music and even the revival of old records. This year, I expect to see more shows in mainstream media that will feature performing arts (that will hopefully replace the Kardashians.)

As we launch forward to the New Year, Theatre Action Project will continue to use creative arts to activate development among youths. So join us for our exciting events happening all year round, including TAP’s Spring Fundraiser the Big Hair Country Fair  and annual Youth Arts Festival. Be sure to check out our homepage for more information.

Looking back on the past three years, I realized that I’ve been tied up in school and work; I have almost forgotten to loosen up and appreciate the arts around me. As I approach graduation, my resolution is to make 2012 a year to sit back, sail through senior year and start to get more involved in Austin’s creative scene.

What creative resolutions have you made?

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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