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The 10th Annual Fine Arts Festival will be held on

May 10, 2017

Volunteer Forms Packet (download)

The 2016 Fine Arts Festival (FAF) was held on May 17, 2016, at Siena Heights University and the Adrian Center for the Arts. The FAF was designed to provide Lenawee County high school students an experience with like-minded peers; an opportunity to add to their personal growth; and recognition for their unique gifts and talents. The link between academic success and the arts was incorporated throughout the day.

Over 425 students registered in one of eight tracks (dance, drama, band, orchestra, vocal music, visual arts, creative writing or video production). The students were involved in workshops, a creative experience, and/or learning of new music during the day. In the evening, students participated in an evening collage-style performance to share their learnings/new skills from the day.

In addition to the eight tracks, there were two new opportunities offered this year:

  • LISD special needs students at Adrian High School worked with a theater group, 4th Wall Theatre, that specializes in drama and movement for special needs youth/young adults. They met with the students on May 10 and 17 in the Adrian High School Performing Arts Theater and created a production that they shared with family and friends on May 17. More importantly, they learned new skills, gained confidence, and had fun.
  • In cooperation with funding from The Arts Alliance, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA), and sponsorship from the Croswell Opera House, high school dance students in Lenawee County were invited to attend professional musical group workshops and concerts in November and April. The workshops featured musical groups from Turkey (Anysenur Kolivar) and Israel (Baladino). These two international groups were in Lenawee County for one week each and worked with the local school districts and colleges to teach about music and culture from their countries. The high school dance students learned folk dances from these two countries that they in turn taught to other students at the FAF under the direction of Eleanore Brown (owner of the Dance Center) and Yelena Peck (a Russian dancer who has danced in countries throughout Europe).

LISD TV’s broadcast of the 2016 Fine Arts Festival’s final performance can be enjoyed at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxT_Dl1p050.

FAF SPONSER

 Arts Alliance

This activity is funded in part by an award from the
MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS & CULTURAL AFFAIRS and THE ARTS ALLIANCE
The purpose of the Lenawee County Fine Arts Festival is to celebrate and enhance high school students’ knowledge and skills in the fine arts. Students will be involved in one of seven TRACKs – Audio & Video Production, Band, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, and Vocal Music. The students will be involved in workshops/a creative experience and/or learning new music during the day. In the evening, all students will be involved in an evening collage-style performance to share what they have learned.

 

2016 Fine Arts Festival Invitation

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Dancers…… Contact Eleanore Brown or Yelena Peck at the Dance Center (517) 263-2947

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Dance Flyer

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Parents and community members are invited to attend the performance. Admission is $2 and tickets will be available at the door…doors open at 6:00 PM, May 17, 2016, at the Siena Heights University Field House.

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Schedule for the Day:

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.: Registration at Siena Field House

8:45 a.m: Opening Session in Field House

9:30 a.m: Workshops

Lunch on Campus

1:00 p.m: Workshops and Evening Performance Practice

5:00 p.m.: Dinner on Campus

6:30 p.m: Call in Field House + Art Show

7 – 8 p.m: Collage Performance – Siena Field House/Art Show
(Admission is $2/person; Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

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2016 Fine Arts Festival Volunteer Form

W-9 Form

Forms and Downloads

Journal Articles on the Benefits of the Arts for Students:

A Musical Fix for American Schools

 

 

 

 

Arts Alliance

This activity is funded in part by an award from the
MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS & CULTURAL AFFAIRS and THE ARTS ALLIANCE