A widely-known champion of the arts, James Rees is a passionate advocate for art education that balances theory, research, and practice. With more than 24 years of teaching experience, James currently teaches full-time at Provo High School, but he has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses in art and art educa- tion at Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University, and Westminster College.
James was recently elected by his peers to become vice president of the National Art Education Association after serving as the Pa- cific Region Secondary Representative. He is a Fulbright Memorial Scholar, a Teachers Institute of Contemporary Art Fellow, and an Art21 Fellow. James has served as reviewer for the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities as well as the National Endowment for the Arts. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Utah Arts Festival, providing guidance on community outreach and educational initiatives.
James advocates for the arts nationally and locally to empower students and their teachers in and through the arts. He has demonstrated leadership as the past president of the Utah Art Ed- ucation Association and brought national leaders to Utah to share innovative curricular approaches to teaching and affecting youth through the arts. His awards include the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Award for Excellence in Arts Education, Utah Art Educator of the Year and ... view more »
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rnWhat Students Have to Say About ”Who is American Today?”rnSeptember 15, 2022rnArtists, educators and researchers James Rees and Flavia Bastos share the powerful, nationwide digital storytelling project and research project, Who Is American Today. Hear student projects, learn about research findings, and discover how to participate with your students or host an exhibit.