Summer ARTventures

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We’ve had a wonderful summer of ARTventures this year with over seventeen classes offered for both kids and adults.  Clay classes were popular as was painting for all ages.  AbraCadabra and ArtHodgepodge.  A little bit of fun for everyone!

Wait until you see what we have planned for Fall classes!

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Touch A Truck

20160716_100919_resizedThe City of Jasper hosted a Touch A Truck event down at the Jasper Train Depot this past Saturday, July 16th.  They brought out a sampling of all kinds of city vehicles, everything from firetrucks to street sweeper, dump trucks to back hoes.  Since the Arts Department doesn’t have anything larger than a lawnmower, our contribution was the very popular stand-in.  This is where kids get to pose with a Touch A Truck cutout.  The whole event was family-friendly with an overwhelming crowd.  I expect this will become an annual event.  Thanks to Corina Mack and staff who created this stand-in.

Chalk Walk 2016

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Chalk Walk 2016 was once again a big hit.  This was our 13th annual Chalk Walk event on the square in downtown Jasper, Indiana.  We had a rain postponement until our fall back day of June 11th but everyone had a great time.  Despite the heat, people still showed up early and chalked the walks, plus…played games, shopped the arts booths, and ate lots of yummy food.  For more photos, check out our web page on our main website. http://www.jasperindiana.gov/topic/subtopic.php?topicid=188&structureid=23

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Check out this giant reading chair which made its debut at the Chalk Walk.  Made locally by Indiana Furniture, it will be touring the state with a state-wide reading program.

And our Community Canvas celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial was a Bison…get it…Bisontennial?!

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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