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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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
Our third Senior Outreach took place this week. Residents at area senior homes were entertained by Alejandra Klawitter on guitar and traditional quatro instruments. Alejandra also has a beautiful singing voice. She has entertained for us on several other occasions.
We were so delighted to be able to host country music legend Clint Black this weekend. What a great performance and a wonderful person, too! Before the performance, he agreed to meet with a few members of our board and the Mayor.