Alpin Hong visit Jasper Arts Center and Jasper High School

Alpin Hong signing autographs after the show

Alpin Hong signing autographs after the show

We loved hosting Alpin Hong on his second visit to our arts center.  This time he played and discussed the story of his life.  Very moving.

Alpin and friend goofing around in front of the Schnitzlebank restaurant

Alpin and friend goofing around in front of the Schnitzlebank restaurant

Alpin and the staff

Alpin and the staff

The following day, Alpin visited the Jasper High school cultural arts students.  While he played, they were inspired to draw, paint, write poetry, etc.  A fun time for all!

Alpin Hong working with high school arts students

Alpin Hong working with high school arts students

High School arts students inspired by Alpin Hong's performance

High School arts students inspired by Alpin Hong’s performance

Alpin viewing morning's creation by high school student

Alpin viewing morning’s creation by high school student

November fun at the arts center

We had both Flat Stanley and Ballroom with a Twist at the arts center this month.  One whole day of school shows in addition to the public show.  What fun!

Meeting Flat Stanley after the show

Meeting Flat Stanley after the show

Our own Karen Grew with the entire cast of Flat Stanley

Our own Karen Grew with the entire cast of Flat Stanley

Getting autographs

Getting autographs

Waiting for the school performance to begin.

Waiting for the school performance to begin.

Emily Colucci looks pretty happy to meet one of the dancing star.

Emily Colucci looks pretty happy to meet one of the dancing star.

Kellyn Snyder is tickled to meet the Ballroom with a Twist stars.

Kellyn Snyder is tickled to meet the Ballroom with a Twist stars.

Lick Creek Band entertains at Senior Outreach

Residents of five senior homes in Jasper enjoyed entertainment by Lick Creek Band last week.  They played a selection of tunes both old and new, along with several of their own compositions.  This band has been entertaining in the southern Indiana area for nearly 20 years.  Their wonderful music and vocal harmonies were a pleasure to all.

Lick Creek Band entertains at Providence Home

Lick Creek Band entertains at Providence Home

Lick Creek Band at Northwood Retirement Community

Lick Creek Band at Northwood Retirement Community

Lick Creek Band at St. Charles Health Campus

Lick Creek Band at St. Charles Health Campus

Lick Creek Band at Brookside

Lick Creek Band at Brookside

Lick Creek Band at the Timbers of Jasper

Lick Creek Band at the Timbers of Jasper

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band kicks off the season at Jasper Arts

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band kicked off the performing arts season at Jasper Community Arts yesterday.  The sold out crowd was treated to five decades of music by this awesome group.  The band even hung around to sign autographs and take photos with the crowd afterwards.

 

Box office manager Karen Grewe poses with the band after the concert

Box office manager Karen Grewe poses with the band after the concert

The band takes some time signing autographs after the show.

The band takes some time signing autographs after the show.

Corina Mack and Nat Combes with the band

Corina Mack and Nat Combes with the band

President’s Own Marine Band

We were delighted to be able to present the President’s Own United States Marine Band on Saturday, September 6th.  Over 3,200 people attended this free concert!  We held it at the Jasper High School gym in partnership with the Greater Jasper Community Schools and German American Bank.

The show was awesome and features both traditional selections and some more current music.  Our favorite, of course, was home town boy, Brad Weil, who literally blew everyone away with his trumpet playing.  Wow, is he good!  This wonderful concert was courtesy of YOU, the taxpayers.  This is YOUR band!

The President's Own United States Marine Band in Jasper, Indiana

The President’s Own United States Marine Band in Jasper, Indiana

Brad Weil played for the crowd and received a standing ovation.

Brad Weil played for the crowd and received a standing ovation.

Home town boy Brad Weil, signs autographs for a young fan.

Home town boy Brad Weil, signs autographs for a young fan.

Wow!  What a crowd!

Wow! What a crowd!

Jasper Dance Theater

Did you know that our private renter, Terri Wilson, with Jasper Dance Theater teachers classes to all ages here three days a week?  We just love to hear the music of kids having fun in our dance studio after school.

Terri Wilson with Jasper Dance Theater teaching class after school.

Terri Wilson with Jasper Dance Theater teaching class after school.

 

Youth Art Month, High School Exhibit

March is Youth Art Month across the nation.  We celebrate by showcasing local student talent.  In the first part of the month, we host all four high schools in Dubois County.  There are no prizes but everyone is a winner.  This is truly a tribute to the creativity of the teachers and the students.

Youth Art Month, High School Exhibit, Krempp Gallery

Youth Art Month, High School Exhibit, Krempp Gallery

Youth Art Month, High School Exhibit, Krempp Gallery

Youth Art Month, High School Exhibit, Krempp Gallery

Youth Art Month, High School Exhibit, Krempp Gallery

Youth Art Month, High School Exhibit, Krempp Gallery

Youth Art Month, High School Exhibit, Krempp Gallery

Youth Art Month, High School Exhibit, Krempp Gallery

Youth Art Month, High School Exhibit, Krempp Gallery

Youth Art Month, High School Exhibit, Krempp Gallery

Youth Art Month, High School Exhibit, Krempp Gallery

Youth Art Month, High School Exhibit, Krempp Gallery

Youth Art Month, High School Exhibit, Krempp Gallery

Youth Art Month, High School Exhibit, Krempp Gallery

Youth Art Month – High School Reception

The reception for the Youth Art Month High School exhibit was held yesterday at the Krempp Gallery.  About 200 students, teachers, and families attended.  This is always a lively reception with lots to see.  Check out the photos below.

Youth Art Month, High School Reception

Youth Art Month, High School Reception

Youth Art Month, High School Reception

Youth Art Month, High School Reception

Youth Art Month, High School Reception.  Don't you just love those Rice Krispy treat "paint" brushes?

Youth Art Month, High School Reception. Don’t you just love those Rice Krispy treat “paint” brushes?

Youth Art Month, High School Reception

Youth Art Month, High School Reception

Judi Krew – Fascinating Faces and Hoard Couture

Judi Krew

Judi Krew

Join us this month for a fascinating exhibit by a fascinating artist.  Judi Krew of Canton, Ohio is exhibiting a wonderful array of character faces in pastels.  She also has over twenty eclectic Hoard Couture sculptures – dresses made with a variety of collectibles from across the years. 

Judi Krew

Judi Krew

Judi’s sense of humor comes through loud and clear.  Many may remember her exhibit with us several years ago of her paintings focusing on the irony of life and observations.

Join us on Thursday at noon for her Brown Bag with the Arts lecture as well as Thursday evening from 5 to 8 for the opening reception and art lecture. 

Judi Krew

Judi Krew

Judi Krew

Judi Krew

Judi Krew

Judi Krew

Judi Krew

Judi Krew

Elzbietta Bittner Exhibits Wall Hangings at Krempp Gallery

Florida artist, Elzbietta Bittner, is currently exhibiting her beautiful wall hangings at the Krempp Gallery at Jasper Arts Center.  These fiber art pieces are made of many materials – leather, cloth, felted wool – with the addition of sticks and twigs, clay and glass baubles, and much more.  It is really impressive to see a whole gallery of these wonderful works.  They’re much larger than appear in the photos.  Come on out.  The exhibit closes on Friday, January 31.  Free admission

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