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Provo Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
101 W 100 N Provo, Utah
Alex Boyé is truly a multicultural, multigenerational, global artist! With over 1 billion views on his YouTube channel, Boyé’s diverse blend of African-infused pop music and vibrant dynamic visuals have captured a loyal legion of online followers turning him into a viral sensation! While his viral videos of Africanized pop covers have been featured on Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, Jimmy Kimmel and more; it’s his powerful voice, showmanship, personality, and uniquely arresting performance style that has placed him in a lane of his own! A musician, actor, video director, humanitarian, and global visionary, Boyé calls his multi-cultural, multi-generational style, ‘pop music with an African twist.’
Boyé’s popularity will soar even higher with the release of his forthcoming LP, Coming To Amerika, produced by Grammy Award winning producers 'Blac Elvis' (Beyoncé, John Legend, Usher) and Neff-U (Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Dr. Dre, Justin Bieber) will be released by BFD via The Orchard!
Throughout his career, Boyé’s genuine concern and generosity toward others has been a central theme in his music. His latest singles, “Bend Not Break” and “Still Breathing” from Coming To Amerika are both songs of encouragement and hope created to inspire people struggling through difficult times. “Bend Not Break” is produced by K.C. Knight, executive produced Randy Jackson (“American Idol”) and penned by Jordan Powers & Alex Boyé. “Still Breathing” was co-written by Boyé and produced by Tha Aristocrats (DJ Khalid).
With the release of Coming To Amerika, Boyé hopes to bring Africa to America and release some pop hits in between! “My goal is to create music that’s more than entertaining; I’m creating innertainment – music you feel inside! I want to bring cultures together and impact all people!” shares Boyé.
Bil Lepp is a study in contrasts. A thoroughly honest man, he is a five-time champion liar. Behind that “yup, yup, yup” persona is an absolutely brilliant mind — so smart he’s scary, but really funny too — kind of like a cross between Neil deGrasse Tyson and Robin Williams. An accomplished author, Bil Lepp’s books cover topics from parenting to very little things. As carefully architected as The Eiffel Tower, Bil’s stories often start out plausible, then quickly morph into the outrageous and fantastic. On occasion, he is completely serious and you can follow him into stories of the courage and honor of ordinary folks. But beware — Bil’s wit will hit and you will never see it coming!
|8:30 a.m.||Welcome and Keynote|
|10:00–11:00 a.m.||Breakout Session I|
|11:10 a.m.–12:10 p.m.||Breakout Session II|
|2:15–3:15 p.m.||Breakout Session III|
Panel Discussion: Utah Partnership for Arts Education's Collaborative Goals to Bolster Mental Health in Today's Youth
Exploring the neuropsychological correlates of children’s work and thinking as a window into supporting their social, emotional, and cognitive development
Structured reflection on what the neuroscientific evidence means for innovating pedagogical and administrative practices
She has been teaching for 13 years now, first at Orem High and then at Timpanogos High School. She has taught many subjects but now focuses on AP Studio Art, AP Art History, Honors Art, Painting, and Printmaking. When making her own art, she likes to do a wide variety of media including photography, oil painting, printmaking, and watercolor. She has a Masters degree in Art Education from BYU and taught as an adjunct professor of 2D Design for a couple of years at UVU.
She has been very involved in the Art Education community. She has been the District Art Coordinator for Alpine School District for five years and was on the committee that rewrote the Utah State Visual Arts Core Standards. She has also been on the Utah Art Education Association Board for the past ten years, and this year is president of that organization. She has been on the State Wide Art Partnership for the past 7 years and is a founding member of the Utah Partnership for Arts Education.
She is also very involved in art history. She has been an AP Art History reader and also founded an organization within the state called UTAH, Utah Teachers of Art History. She has won the UAEA High School Art Educator of the Year (2012-13), UAEA Art Educator of the Year (2014-15), BYU High School Art Teacher of the Year (2014-15), and the Sorenson Legacy Award for Secondary Visual Arts (2014-15). She is a passionate teacher who loves her students and her subject. She enjoys outdoor activities, painting, reading, and time with her family in her “spare time.”
Sara taught in both elementary and secondary schools in Alpine School District, retiring in 2015 after 30 years in the classroom. She founded the Alpine Gifted and Talented programs, wrote over $3 million dollars of grants for Alpine District, received numerous awards for her teaching including an Eleanor Roosevelt fellowship, two Fulbright fellowships, was a NASA educator, and was the Utah Teacher of the Year in 2013. She is currently serving on the Alpine Board of Education.
Jean has served on 14 panels for NEA, and on arts education panels for Ohio, Kentucky, Idaho, Arkansas, and Wyoming. She is in her fifth year as panelist for the President’s Committee for Arts and Humanities Youth Program awards. In 2009 and 2011, she was appointed to the Coalition for Minorities Advisory Council to the State Board of Education. She began the dance and film/video categories for the Utah Reflections Program, later adopted by National PTA in 2006. Prior to her tenure at UDAM, other positions include Associate Director and Director of Programs for the CTC Museum in Galveston, Texas; the Director of Museums for Western Texas College (art, history); Director of the Lyon County Historical Society and Museum, Emporia, KS.
Jean was a founding member of visual arts cooperative (now the Permian Basin Visual Arts Institute). Still a dabbling visual artist, her mixed media work appeared in the 2002 Winter Olympics Cultural Olympiad Women Beyond Borders exhibition featuring 20 works by Utah women. Her assemblage, The Goddess of Hysterectomy, has been featured at the Art Access Gallery and in various publications.
Her passion lies in helping students succeed in school, graduate with a high school diploma and a plan for their future.