Markus Tracy serves as a teaching artist with the Alabama, Arkansas, Nevada, South Dakota, North Dakota, Mississippi, Utah, and Nevada Arts Councils. Markus also serves as a teaching artist for the Seger-
strom Center for the Performing Arts, The Center’s Arts Teach, in Cos- ta Mesa; Life Time Arts, Creative Aging Teaching; the City of Philadel- phia Mural Arts Program; and United Arts Council of North Carolina.
Markus has collaborated with artists/artist teams, architects, urban planners, civic organizations, arts commissions, and cultural
groups. Markus has helped to develop visual and performing arts pro- grams for public schools, cultural institutions, nonprofit organizations, juvenile facilities, and performing arts centers throughout the coun-
try. One program in particular, New Directions YouthArts, has been recognized with numerous nominations and honors over the years.
During a typical classroom session, students discover how and why
community and/or site-specific art projects create messages for and by the people. This way, students explore ways/means to redefine our consciousness on social issues, environmental preservation and sustainability, and community and school pride. The end result is a
community mural and/or site specific project that involves every par- ticipants shared ideas and experiences through drawing, painting, per- sonal photos, spoken word, and the use of found objects.
I am available for short and long term residencies, professional devel