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54 September 5 - 18, 2009
AZ Arts
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New artists join Art on Boston After-school program
Abstract painter Isabela Huin formerly of Romania, now from Gilbert, joins Art
teaches young artists
on Boston in the main gallery. Huin, who also spent 15 years painting in Paris,
brings her large, colorful canvases to the Gallery.
KidzArt, an art education franchise providing after-school art classes to kids of
In addition, glass artist Jackie Kahn creates dichroic class earrings and pendants,
all ages in the Chandler area, offers a unique curriculum in drawing instruction
and joins the Gallery this month.
that helps students in other academic areas as well.
A reception for artists, held from 7-9 p.m. Sat., Sept. 12, is free and open to the
KidzArt cites a report from the AfterSchool Alliance that shows research
public and includes complimentary refreshments.
suggesting that arts education can help youths succeed in school and later in life.
Glenna Meredith, a mixed media artist, moves into Studio 6 in mid-September
Art curriculum can also provide opportunities for “stealth learning” in other areas,
as an in-studio artist.
with drawing as an exercise in geometry, mixing paints as chemistry, dance and
Valley Fever Improv returns to Art on Boston at 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 19 with another
music as counting and drama as reading comprehension and public speaking.
improv comedy show. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.
“The integration of arts into after-school activities helps kids develop skills
that can have a positive impact on their academics,” says Laura Estay, executive
Auditions for Valley Fever Improv to replace a troupe member returning to
director of KidzArt in Chandler. “It’s exciting to see how KidzArt’s creative arts
college will be noon to 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 12 at Art on Boston. “Experience is not
program can give kids the self-assurance to improve their artistic abilities and also
necessary, and neither is a head shot,” says Director Dave Specht.
the courage and desire to explore their potential in other academic areas. We’re
“Dr. Mabogo and Friends in Space” is the name of the new Green Room
really able to spark the kids’ creative process and encourage expression, which
Marionette Puppet Shows being held at Art on Boston 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sat.,
strengthens their presentation skills, confidence and concentration.”
Sept. 19 and 2 and 4 p.m. Sun., Sept. 20. Tickets are $6
The KidzArt’s program offers a constructive, creative outlet encouraging self-
for adults, $4 for children 16 and younger and adults
expression and communication in a noncompetitive environment. No prior arts
55 and older.
training or experience is necessary to participate. Classes are small, up to 15
New classes at Art on Boston include a beginning
students, to maximize the amount of attention paid to each student.
oil painting class with Catherine York; David Flitner
For more info, call 602-312-0751 or visit www.azkidzart.com.
returns to teach intermediate to advanced oil painting;
David Specht of Valley Fever Improv teaches a six-week
Intro to Improv Comedy on Wednesday evenings;
Basic photography is offered by Troy Buchanan to
Auditions for ‘Nutcracker’
learn how to work a digital or film camera, about basic
lighting techniques and more; and Wendy Fallon
Singular Sensation holds auditions for lead and supporting roles in its musical
teaches Stained Glass Collage using the Tiffany-style
comedy version of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 14 and Mon., Sept. 21 at its Chandler studio.
Dave Specht, director of
method and lead-free silver solder to create a pendant
Valley Fever Improv
or ornament.
The play, a rarely seen version of “The Nutcracker” featuring singing, comedy
Art on Boston is located at 11 W. Boston St., Suite 1 in downtown Chandler and
and dance, is performed by the studio’s resident children’s theatre group, Finding
can be contacted by calling 480-917-1112 or visiting www.ArtOnBoston.com.
the Footlights Theatre Company.
Singular Sensation is located at 2976 N. Alma School Rd., Suite 1 in Chandler. Call
Visit www.ArtOnBoston.com for details or call 480-917-1112.
480-782-8339 to reserve an audition time or visit www.singularsensationaz.com.
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