For Immediate Release: Kevin Spencer Residency Begins November 7
Lensic Education Programs: Kevin Spencer Residency
Free workshops and performances for individuals with autism,
developmental disabilities, intellectual challenges,
emotional disturbance, and trauma
• Residency runs November 7–18 in Albuquerque and Santa Fe
• A free, sensory-inclusive show will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2 pm at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. No tickets or reservations are necessary.
For Immediate Release
October 27, 2022
Santa Fe, New Mexico | Magician, educator, and researcher Kevin Spencer returns for an arts education residency with the Lensic Performing Arts Center for the fifth year running. Spencer’s work focuses on using the art of magic to impact change in the lives of children with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual challenges, emotional disturbance, and those who have experienced trauma. During his two-week residency, Spencer will work with students in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, as well as perform a free, sensory-inclusive show on November 12, 2 pm, at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque.
At Sandia Base Elementary in Albuquerque, Spencer will work with students in grades K–5, 80% of whom have a parent in the military. Kevin’s unique approach of teaching magic will help students build confidence, social skills, and a sense of accomplishment, a challenge for many who have experienced trauma from parents who are deployed and the inconsistency of frequent relocation.
Mandy’s Farm is a nonprofit organization that provides specialized services for individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their goals of living, learning, and working in the Albuquerque area. Spencer will work with both staff and program participants. His interactive performance will promote self-expression, social development, and motivation through magic.
In Santa Fe Public Schools, Spencer will work with twenty-six classrooms at seventeen schools, a now annual program that has received tremendous positive feedback.
All are welcome to attend The Magic of Kevin Spencer, a sensory-inclusive performance that is free and open to the public: Saturday, November 12, 2 pm, Immanuel Presbyterian Church. No tickets or reservations are necessary.