SKyPAC Summer Camp: SAVE THE DATES
Save the dates for a fun-filled summer at SKyPAC! Missoula Children’s Theatre Summer Camps: – Sleeping Beauty – June 22, 2015 – June 27, 2015 – Aladdin – July 13, 2015 – July 18, 2015. Visual Arts Workshops from July 20 – July 24, 2015 Magic Camp with Kevin Spencer from July 25 – July 31, 2015. *Applications will be available on March 20, 2015. If you have questions please feel free to contact Tiffany Deaton at 270-904-7009.
SKyPAC Hosts the South Central Kentucky Region Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) will host the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards exhibition in the SKyPAC Main Gallery from February 4 – February 27, 2015. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program is the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for teenage artists and writers in the United States, administered by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. To be considered, teens in grades 7 through 12 and their teachers submitted work that demonstrates originality, technical skill and personal voice. Students and teachers submitted more than 500 works for consideration which were judged by a panel of local artists and teachers. A total of 166 works created by students from 24 counties in South Central Kentucky (Adair, Allen, Barren, Butler, Christian, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hart, Logan, Mead, Metcalfe, Monroe, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Russell, Simpson, Taylor, Todd, Warren) will be featured in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition. The SKyPAC galleries are free and open… (Read More)
The Power of Arts Education
Written By: SKyPAC Executive Director/CEO, Jan Allan Zarr The Chinese proverb reads, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for the day, teach a man to fish – feed him for a lifetime.” With early Arts Education, not only are we meeting the immediate need, we are also providing the foundation for change and improvement! Parents often hear about the wonderful benefits of organized sports, but the creative arts are another terrific medium to keep their children active, healthy and engaged. Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem are all characteristics that are attained through participation in the arts. Exposure to and participation in the theater arts provide benefits that cannot be found in sports programs, such as increased comfort with public speaking, greater self-confidence and trust in group process, and a positive outlet that helps children learn how to think outside of the box and solve creative problems. For the introverted child who is uncertain… (Read More)