Volunteer Spotlight: Andrea Cutts
|Andrea (far left) helping out with a field trip to the Re exhibit.|
One dedicated volunteer is Andrea Cutts, who moved to Danville in May 2013. She first donated her time last August.
“I saw a call for Dantastic Revenge volunteers on Facebook. It was a lot of fun and I thought I’d like to come back more often. Now, I can’t leave this place!”
Why Irish Dance?
My daughters are now grown living fully independent lives of their own, but when they were little, I loved watching them dance, I loved the competition, I loved the performances, and I even grew to love the extraordinarily decorative dresses and enormous locks of curly hair. Irish dance was their experience, but it was mine, too.
In preparation for this blog I asked them about their experiences and I’m delighted to say that they loved Irish dance even more than I did. But first some context…
What was the question?
As any decent director will yell at you, acting is all about choices. Shades of emotional reaction, choices of gestures, of line reading will shape the character and how the character is received by the audience in any production, but Hamlet goes beyond this.
One of the amazing things about Hamlet, and one of the reasons that the play stays so vital, is that in Hamlet there is enough ambiguity in the lines themselves that an actor’s reading will actually shape the meaning of the play. It’s central to
REviews are in – The Re exhibit is a hit with students!
Re: Rethink Recycling takes a look at the art of repurposing through interactive exhibits and activities. Students visit paper flower and origami creation stations, make music out of repurposed instruments and visit a gallery of professional artwork made from “found objects.” These examples teach the difference between reusing, repurposing and recycling, and explore other concepts in the humanities, critical thinking, government and civics.
ACTION ALERT: Proposed transfer of funds from the Kentucky Arts Council
Arts Center staff and board members have been contacting this area's state representatives and asking them to oppose this transfer. I sent the following message to our legislators:
The proposed budget for the Commonwealth of Kentucky contains a proposal to transfer $600,000 from the Kentucky Arts Council agency funds to the general state treasury. These funds are not state or federal allocations but are actual money earned by KAC through craft market booth fees, workshop participation fees and sales of products. The purpose of these earned funds is to supplement the declining state and federal allocations so that KAC can continue to fund local arts organizations at a rate that is not alarmingly diminished.
As you are aware, the Community Arts Center received $17,200 in grant funding from the Kentucky Arts Council for the current fiscal year. This funding makes it possible for the Arts Center to provide artistic experiences to 16,893 of your constituents and offer arts education to 3,362 children in 14 Kentucky counties. Accessibility to the arts is about more than just quality of life