A local artist talks about Arts in the Park.
I’ve been involved in the arts since high school. That’s when I was first introduced to backstage work, and a love for theater was cultivated.
I was a theater nerd.
I then went on to college to study and work at the Indiana University Opera Theater, and my passion became a career. I’ve never had any desire to be onstage, and am quite happy being the unsung hero of productions,
There is a lot that goes on before “quiet, lights, action” happens in any theater. One of the best things is to be an usher for the young people’s Aberdeen Area Arts Council events. My husband and I have experienced that several times in the past few years.
Local and area school students are invited to come see the event in the Aberdeen Civic Theater for a free performance. This is generally for third through sixth grades,
The arts have always been an important thread in the fabric of my life. It started with a love of music and piano lessons in Kindergarten and soon came to include dance classes, creative writing and photography. I truly love all areas of the arts including performing and watching others perform.
I have found the arts community in Aberdeen to be thriving. It’s a area of our community that has grown by leaps and bounds over the years and one I am happy to be a part of in my adult life —
We live in the golden age of entertainment. You can watch Citizen Kane on your phone in a booth at a fastfood joint. You can watch master performances by master performers on your tablet while sitting in the passenger seat of Subaru outback. You can be immersed in more real than life surround sound and 4k video on a wall sized screen, sitting in the comfort of your living room wearing your favorite jam jams,
I’d like to give you three reasons to be a Board Member of the Arts Council. I’ve been a board member for two terms and have seen the benefits to our community, especially children. Here’s why I think you should consider Board Membership:
- You Get Involved
Being an Arts Council Board Member helped me know what was happening in my community. Plus, I was able to meet new people, outside of my usual social group.
Fall brings about so many changes. School and all of those activities start, getting back into a “routine”, dance and art classes start, parents maybe experiencing the empty nest and nature provides us with daily changes in our scenery.
Here at the Arts Council we are also going through changes. We are super excited about our brand new website. Let us know what you think about it. Dawn Sahli, who has been the Administrative Assistant for the past six years,