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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Senior Outreach with Alejandra Klawitter

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.

Alejandra Klawitter performing at Northwood Good Samaritan senior resident home

Alejandra Klawitter performing at Northwood Good Samaritan senior resident home

Alejandra Klawitter using her traditional Mexican stringed instruments

Alejandra Klawitter using her traditional Mexican stringed instruments

Clint Black Entertains at Jasper Arts Center

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.

Becky Beckman and Clint Black

Becky Beckman and Clint Black

Kendall Martin and Clint Black

Kendall Martin and Clint Black

Nancy and Gary Moeller and Clint Black

Nancy and Gary Moeller and Clint Black

Mayor and Mrs. Seitz and Clint Black

Mayor and Mrs. Seitz and Clint Black

Ahn Trio Gives Brown Bag Art Lecture

We were delighted to host the Ahn Trio at our recent Brown Bag luncheon.  They were due to perform on stage on Friday, October 25th.  Since school was closed for Fall break, we asked them to come to our Brown Bag with the Arts noon event.  The three sisters were so funny!  Don’t miss these events.  For only $5 you get dessert, a beverage, and to learn something arty.  You can also bring a friend for free! 

The Ahn Trio sisters kept us in stitches.

The Ahn Trio sisters kept us in stitches.

Donna Schepers introduces the Ahn Trio

Donna Schepers introduces the Ahn Trio

Corina Mack dishing out something yummy

Corina Mack dishing out something yummy

Will Read (and Sing) for Food Performs Backstage at Jasper Arts Center

 

Will Read (and Sing) for Food entertaining at Jasper Arts Center

Will Read (and Sing) for Food entertaining at Jasper Arts Center

The local group, Will Read (and Sing) for Food performed backstage at the Jasper Arts Center on Saturday, October 5, 2013.  This is a great bunch of people who raise money for good causes. In this case, all donations went to the Paul Michael Ash Endowment for Music and the Arts. Their name is derived from their repeated benefit for the Dubois County Food Bank.

This evening of music and hi jinks also had some very poignant moments in the songs by Ed Walston and some of Scott Saalman’s reflections.  Abbie Rumbach was a hoot.  The musical diversity of the group with Mark Steczyk, Buddy and Billie Hart, Krish Lasher and Kasha Schwartz Phillips was also amazing.

If you see this group around the area, you really ought to try to catch them.  And everything they do is for a good cause.

Mark Steczyk and Ed Walston in sync

Mark Steczyk and Ed Walston in sync

Buddy and Billie Hart perform some lively music while Abbie Rumbach reflects on her notes

Buddy and Billie Hart perform some lively music while Abbie Rumbach reflects on her notes

 

Eugenia Zukerman and Friends

Eugenia Zukerman enthralled the audience with her performance as well as her personality.

Eugenia Zukerman enthralled the audience with her performance as well as her personality.

We were delighted to open our season with a Backstage Program presenting Eugenia Zukerman and Friends.  Eugenia is such a talented musician and such a really nice person.  How delightful!  She was accompanied by Milana Strezeva on piano and Sophie Shao on cello.  Such an elegant evening and a great start to our season.

Milana Strezeva and a young fan after the concert.

Milana Strezeva and a young fan after the concert.

Sophie Shao, Mike Jones (JCAC Board President), Eugenia Zukerman, Caroline Jones

Sophie Shao, Mike Jones (JCAC Board President), Eugenia Zukerman, Caroline Jones