UNS — The Association of Art Educators Indonesia (APSI) inaugurated APSI Managers for Solo Chapter 2021 – 2024 on Wednesday (20/10/2021) through the Zoom Cloud Meeting application. AM. Susilo Pradoko, S.Si, the Chairman of Central APSI, inaugurated several names, including Drs. H. Juliyatmono, MM and Gibran Rakabuming Raka as Board of Supervisor, Prof. Dr. Slamet Subiantoro, M.Si as Chairman, Dr. Deni Triardiyanto, M.A as Secretary, Dr. Sarwono, M.Sn, and Sri Kustati S.Pd as treasurer, and other names as APSI managers chapter Solo.
APSI Chapter Solo is a means for educational operators in Solo regions including Solo, Sukoharjo, Karanganyar, Sragen, Boyolali, Wonogiri, and Klaten, with several educational operators, such as Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta, especially Faculty of Arts and Design (FSRD) and Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) that offered Fine Arts and Fine Arts Education Programs. Other universities incorporated in APSI Chapter Solo are Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) Surakarta, Akademi Seni Desain Indonesia, Sekolah Menengah Pertama (SMP), Senior High School (SMA), and Senior High School for Vocational Education (SMK) with performance arts and fine arts program.
Through APSI Chapter Solo, the educational operators are committed to revitalizing art and culture through the development of creation and study methods to achieve Solo as a cultural art park. This objective is in line with the historical power of Solo. “Historically, sociologically, and anthropologically, we couldn’t deny that Solo has art and cultural power that could become our pride at regional, national, and international sectors,” Prof. Slamet Subiantoro stated.
The Central APSI provides strong support for Solo Chapter. Susilo Pradoko explained that Central APSI fully supports the activities implemented by APSI Chapter Solo. Similar support was also shared by the APSI Board of Supervisor, Prof. Dr. Tri Hartiti Retnowati, who invited all APSI managers in Solo Chapter to participate in the study on arts education, including fine arts, dance arts, music, and theater.
“APSI Solo becomes a bridge for arts education planned by the central committee to be implemented well at the regional level,” Prof. Tri Hartiti stated.
Prof. Tri Hartiti also hoped that APSI Chapter Solo could contribute to the central and local governments, as supported by Prof. Slamet Subiantoro as the Chairman of APSI Chapter Solo 2021 – 2024. Prof. Slamet Subiantoro mentioned that APSI in Solo is not just a means for silaturahim of all educators, lovers, and art education fighters but also as a representative place for expressing educative arts in all branches of art.
“To improve the nation’s achievements through art activities both through the process as products. Our major objective as a means to unify the nation, (as) our social capital to unify our nation,” Prof. Slamet Subiantoro concluded. Humas UNS
Reporter: Alinda Hardiantoro
Editor: Dwi Hastuti