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May 1, 2020

Virtual Opportunities Abound

An Arts Center Update

We wanted to update you on some highlights the Arts Center has been working on this week!

In the meantime, please stay safe, stay home, and stay healthy, and feel free to keep us posted by email or social media to let us know how you're doing!

Arts Center Encores

We are delighted to remind you of a few of our favorite shows and performances that have graced our stage. A few notable alums in this Arts Center Encores video sing a snippet from a show they've been in with us.

Some are funny, some are brilliant, and all are so appreciated!

Enjoy!

Cinco de Mayo Art Lesson

Celebrate Cindo de Mayo with this three-part virtual art lesson!

We will learn about the history of Cinco de Mayo, then create some arts and crafts inspired by Mexican folk and fine arts!

  • Part 1: We'll learn about the famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, then create a self-portrait inspired by her work.
  • Part 2: We'll explore the Frida Kahlo museum in Mexico City and create an origami sculpture of the museum.
  • Part 3: We'll discover many things about the Zapotec, a fascinating, indigenous group of people from Mexico. We will read a Zapotec folktale and create an imaginative Animalito sculpture from modeling clay.

Virtual Play Club Launched

The Arts Center’s inaugural Virtual Play Club reading was held on a zoom call on April 29, this past Wednesday evening, led by Resident Assistant Director Whitaker Gannon. The group began reading Act One of Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee.

You may recognize a few familiar faces in the zoom call including Warren Kelley (Murder on the Orient Express and many other Arts Center shows) reprising his role as Hercule Poirot, in character and in costume! Other pros you might recognize from our stage recently include Kayla Ryan Walsh (Murder… Express, Blithe Spirit) and Bevin Bell-Hall (Murder… Pride & Prejudice).

Everyone was excited to delve into their characters, and can’t wait to meet again for Acts 2 & 3 and a discussion next week!

Stay tuned for new Virtual Play readings that you can sign up for!

Cyber School of Art

Lesson 5

The Arts Center has your next Cyber School of Art lesson ready to watch and create!

We are excited to offer free arts learning experiences for teachers and students to enjoy online, led by Senior Director of Education Alana Adams, along with her helpful assistant/son Jasper.

Each lesson includes a PDF that you can share or print, along with an accompanying video tutorial.

Subscribe to the Arts Center’s YouTube channel to stay current with all of our videos!

More Mask Crusaders

The Arts Center’s Costume Shop and other staff continue to make masks at home for medical professionals in our community due to the current supply shortage.

Wardrobe Supervisor David Louder and Cutter/Draper Anna Sanford-Blackwell working on masks made from Arts Center fabric remnants.

The finished products are so helpful to our greater community!

Thanks so much, team!

Arts Center Peeps & Pets

While we at the Arts Center are working from home, we’d like you to meet some of our four-legged support staff who get us through the day!

Featured here, and in the weeks to come, you’ll see some faces of the Arts Center with their beloved fur babies.

(left to right: employee, pet) Whitaker Gannon with Suki, Linda Bloom with Dia, Amy Hundley with Luna, Andrea Gannon with Nala, Nancy Smith with Luna, Sterling, and Sassy

Building Update

In compliance with Governor McMaster’s stay-at-home order extension, the Arts Center will remain closed to public access until at least May 17.

For updates on our performances and events, please visit out website at artshhi.com.

It’s evident the arts are vital to our lives — especially now — as a way to broaden our experiences, enrich our lives, and remain connected. Please stay tuned as we continue to expand our virtual arts community until we’re together again.

Donate Now

Your support has always been important, and even more so now.

We can move through this unprecedented time together! A heartfelt “thank you” for all you do for the Arts Center!

To donate, visit artshhi.com/donate or email Senior Director of Development Linda Bloom at lbloom@artshhi.com.