This Week at SKyPAC: Please Support Annual Fund Drive Underway Now
To Our Valued Patrons: This month SKyPAC launched our 2020-2021 annual fundraising drive. Our theme is “CAST YOURSELF IN A ROLE OF A LIFETIME.” Given the extremely challenging conditions this pandemic has thrust upon the arts industry, the slogan seemed appropriate for this critically important opportunity to sustain the arts for this region. As our annual fund begins, SKyPAC and the Capitol Arts Center have lost 54% of our yearly revenue from shows and rentals due to COVID-19. Similarly, show sponsorships, season subscriptions, facility rentals, and other sources of revenue we ordinarily rely on have been diminished almost entirely in the wake of our facilities being closed since mid-March because of the worldwide pandemic. Unfortunately that means no Broadway favorites like Mamma Mia! or concerts like the Avett Brothers. It prevents rentals of our facilities for weddings or Chamber After Hours events or the chance to discover rising stars at SOKY’s Got Talent and Lost River Sessions. It also impacts… (Read More)
BG Onstage at SKyPAC Student Spotlight: Meet Clare!
Meet Clare, she is one of our BGOS kiddos! We will let her tell you a little bit more about herself. We miss Clare and cannot wait to work with her again in the future! Learn about Miss Clare by click here! We love to see our students grow! We remember when Clare was just a wee young thing in “MTH: Pirates Past Noon, KIDS”. Watch and Enjoy! Performer: Clare What It Means To Be A Friend (Cover)- from 13: The Musical Original Composer and Lyricist: Jason Robert Brown 2007
6th Annual Gingerbread Homes for the Arts Event at SKyPAC
SKyPAC is planning for the Gingerbread Festival this November. We will have the Gingerbread Contest as part of the event! The week will probably look different than it has in the past due to the pandemic, but we will follow all current guidelines to bring you a safe but enjoyable Gingerbread Contest! Get your creative juices flowing! We look forward to seeing you and your Gingerbread creations in November! You can find the Contest Application here. Thanks to a generous sponsor, this year we have CASH prizes!! We also have a Gingerbread Contest Book Club and STEAM resources available. Any questions, please email Contest Coordinator, Robin Ciochetty at email@example.com. More information will be available soon at www.theskypac.com !!!! A special thanks to Cheryl Beckley and WKU/PBS for documenting some of last year’s entries (take a look below).
BG Onstage at SKyPAC Student Spotlight: Meet Kelly!
Kelly played JoJo in our 2019 School Day Production of “Seussical, JR”. What cuties! Kelly played Young Anna in our 2019 production of “Frozen, JR”. In 2020, Kelly was cast as Ugly in our production of “Honk! JR” and was cast as Tammy in our production of “Matilda”. Both productions were unfortunately cancelled due to COVID 19. We miss Kelly and all of our students/actors and can’t wait to get to work with everyone again in person!
BG Onstage at SKyPAC Student Spotlight: Meet Colton!
BG OnStage at SKyPAC Student Spotlight Project! Because of the 2020 pandemic, BG Onstage at SKyPAC had to temporarily close our doors to the public, resulting in the cancellation of two productions- “Honk Jr.” and “Matilda The Musical”. Additionally, our in-person lessons had been switched to a virtual platform without the promise of showcasing their talents. We would like to honor some of these cast members by shining a spotlight on our students and alumni. Today kicks off our first ever Student Spotlight Social Media Project! This is Colton! He has been participating with BGOS for a few years. Colton is 9 years old and loves going to Disneyland with his family. Over the summer, he has been working SUPER hard on learning the vocal and piano parts of “Under Pressure”.
This Week at SKyPAC: Lighting Up Red in Support of Live Events
For anyone driving past SKyPAC or the Capitol Arts Center over the past few days, you might have noticed our signage or our building lit red. SKyPAC and the Capitol were among over 1,500 locations across North America to participate in lighting our venues, homes, and cities as part of the #WeMakeEvents initiative on September 1 to raise public and media awareness in support of the live events sector, which has suffered tremendously as a result of COVID-19. It follows a similar event held in the United Kingdom in August which was hugely successful and included 715 buildings/structures glowing in red. Locally, for SKyPAC and the Capitol Arts Center, we have had over 70 production workers impacted by our closings. Additionally, at least 6 security personnel, 9 ticket office employees, and at least 8 concession workers have also been without jobs because we have been without shows. We have also had to furlough employees to reduce expenditures during a time… (Read More)
Transforming the Limits: Works by Emma Simpson (Virtual Exhibition)
Transforming the Limits: Works by Emma Simpson August 14- September 26, 2020 SKyPAC Main Gallery Tours by appointment only Gallery Curator Andee Rudloff 615-438-6852 Closing Reception Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 PM RSVP Required: Scholastic@TheSKyPAC.com Artist Statement When I create, it feels like home. When I create, I feel more like myself than at any other time – I lose myself in my art. When I create, I feel vibrant, and breathing, and alive, and human. I want my art to rhyme. I want my body of work to contain motifs, to echo, to harmonize with itself. My art reflects the overwhelming beauty I find in people and in the natural world. It’s an embrace of human experiences and perspective, both personal and universal. It’s a reflection of who I am – my passion for sci-fi fantasy, for music and film, for the wilderness, for environmental advocacy, for fantasy and whimsy … These elements are a part of me… (Read More)
COVID-19 Clarity Shows Us Why We Should Never Take Things for Granted
This week we’d simply like to say Thank You for being a valued patron of SKyPAC. We have truly missed seeing each of you during the temporary closures of both the Capitol Arts Center and SKyPAC these past few months and look forward to sharing the arts together again as soon as we are able. We were delighted to highlight our resident company Orchestra Kentucky earlier this week as part of our “Essential Partners” email series and congratulate Music Director Jeffrey Reed and the entire Orchestra Kentucky ensemble on their recent 20th anniversary. They will be celebrating this milestone during an outdoor concert at the National Corvette Museum Amphitheater on Friday, August 28, 2020. For more information on Orchestra Kentucky, please visit: https://orchestrakentucky.com Stay tuned next week as we will be making additional announcements regarding shows scheduling. As always, if you have questions regarding tickets, please contact our ticket office at 270.904.1880. Please note that with our building closure our… (Read More)
Thank You to SKyPAC’s ESSENTIAL PARTNERS: Our Resident Company: Orchestra Kentucky
In this time of uncertainty as deliberations take place as to what is essential and non-essential, each week we continue to highlight the ESSENTIAL partners to SKyPAC and the Capitol Arts Center and gratefully acknowledge all those who make support of the arts in this area a priority. This week we “shine the spotlight” on SKyPAC’s Resident Company: Orchestra Kentucky. Since 2012, Orchestra Kentucky has been a valued resident company at SKyPAC, meaning we work closely with their organization in prioritizing scheduling requests for performances and rehearsals as well as room reservations and other collaboration opportunities. We were pleased to recently extend our contract with Orchestra Kentucky and are proud to continue as the official “home” for their performances. SKyPAC is committed to enhancing the alliance between both organizations and despite our facility’s temporary closure due to the pandemic, we look forward to welcoming them back to SKyPAC. Until then, we congratulate Music Director Jeffrey Reed and the entire Orchestra… (Read More)
SKyPAC Welcomes Incoming Foundation Board Members
The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center Foundation, Inc. (SKyPAC Foundation) is proud to announce nine new additions to the 2020-2021 Foundation Board of Directors. Members serve for a period of two years and may be elected to two further terms (for a total of six years). The Board of Directors is the legal governing body of the SKyPAC Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation formed in 2010 and organized as a tax-exempt entity under code 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation is tasked with overseeing the administration of the SKyPAC facilities and programs, including raising the private and public funds necessary to ensure the successful operation of SKyPAC, as well as the historic Capitol Arts Center in downtown Bowling Green. “We are excited to welcome our new board members, who have admirably agreed to serve amid a worldwide pandemic that has hit SKyPAC and the entire performing arts industry especially hard,” said SKyPAC Foundation Board Chair, Beth Sigler. “Each member… (Read More)