NetworkArts has been operating for over 18 years. To commemorate this significant milestone, I would like to thank all of our generous supporters and wonderful partners who have allowed our programs to flourish. On behalf of all of the many children who have participated in these programs — and all of the others who have joined in the building of the mosaics and later enjoy their message and beauty — I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. It is your support, both moral and financial, that has made our collective dreams come true.
NetworkArts’ mission is to expand children’s opportunities to express themselves, explore science, art and the humanities, and create art that permanently transforms their communities. We achieve this by designing programs rich in educational content that engage children in hours after school and on weekends, as well as in the classroom. Students receive science lessons, art classes, and extensive field trips, and build mosaic murals incorporating their studies, leaving behind an educational tool for future generations of students and community residents. While NetworkArts offers programs in a broad range of topics, its main program is focused on environmental education. In essence, NetworkArts creates a citywide public classroom in ecology, creating a synergy of environmental awareness.
NetworkArts looks forward to an exciting year — and many more to come — that features new and exciting programs with additional children and partners.
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Emeritus Board of Directors
Josey Stamm founded NetworkArts in 1993 and acts as designer of the organization's educational programs in addition to serving as artistic director of its innovative tile mosaics.
Prior to founding NetworkArts, Stamm received a degree in geology from the University of Rochester, a law degree from Temple University, and was a student at the Philadelphia College of Art. She served as General Council and Director of External Affairs of The University of the Arts, where she produced a wide range of educational and artistic programs, in addition to her work on the legal and administrative plans to unite the Philadelphia College of Art with the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts to form The University of the Arts. She served as producing director of "Festival Mythos", a 7-week citywide celebration of art and mythology; oversaw the technical renovation of the Merriam Theater; was a founder and co-producer of "The Winter Pillow", a choreographic partnership with Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival; served as a founder of "The Jamison Project," the modern dance company under the direction of Judith Jamison; and served on the board of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, among other projects.
Since establishing NetworkArts, Stamm has worked with tens of thousands of students to fuse education with the arts, culminating in the creation of numerous mosaics celebrating the learning experience.
Her citywide mosaic ecological classroom project has resulted in 64 environmental public art installations, now found in museums, schools, and public spaces. Her program on the History of Flight, with students from the city of Camden, culminated in a permanent mosaic installation at Philadelphia International Airport. She has designed curricula and worked with thousands of students to create mosaics on topics as diverse as the physical and biological sciences, to literature and art history.
Earl Stamm has extensive experience in marketing, business, and law. He practiced commercial law with a large law firm in Philadelphia for a number of years. He received his A.B. cum laude from The University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law. In addition to assisting with numerous educational mosaic programs and providing logistical support for all, he is also responsible for NetworkArts’ business administration, including finance, funding, marketing, legal affairs, regulatory matters, and procurement.