Friday, April 14, 2017

DCCA Recognizes the Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe For Continued Support of the Arts in Darke County

International Celtic artists We Banjo 3 perform for local High School Students, as part of DCCA's Arts In Education programming, made possible by support from the Maide-Rite Sandwich Shoppe. Photo credit - Ryan Berry, Early Bird.
Darke County Center for the Arts recognizes Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe for contributing funds in support of its Arts In Education (AIE) programs. DCCA, in conjunction with school administrative staff, annually takes performing artists to every grade of all Greenville City and Darke County public schools. "DCCA thanks the Maid Rite Sandwich Shoppe and all our sponsors who make our AIE programs possible." shared Andrea Jordan, DCCA Executive Director. "We are proud to present world class professional performing artists, in our local public schools, that engage and entertain students," concluded Jordan.

DCCA Arts In Education programs for 2016/2017 included Jason Farham presenting "Piano Outside the Box" for students in grades K-3; Tasha Stielstra presenting "Pulling Together" on teamwork and leadership for grades 4-6; AudioBody presented the synthesis of music and technology in their unique performance at St. Clair Memorial for grades 7 & 8; and international Irish musicians We Banjo 3 shared Irish culture and music while performing for Darke County High School students. Arts In Education artists are generally in residence for a week as they tour all of the eight public school districts in Darke County. These programs are open to the public; contact the DCCA office for more information.

Most Arts In Education performers spend a week in Greenville traveling to all Greenville City and Darke County public schools, with the exception of the Jr. High program, which generally takes place at St. Clair Memorial Hall with students being bused in. According to Keith Rawlins, DCCA Artistic Director, “During the Artist’s residencies we always point out local landmarks to visit, with Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe making the list as a ‘must’ to truly experience the treasures we have in Darke County.” “The support of a local icon like Maid-Rite is greatly appreciated by DCCA and sends a powerful message to the children,” he concluded.

Darke County Center for the Arts presents and promotes performing and fine art encouraging cultural enrichment. For more information on DCCA programs call DCCA at 937-547-0908 or check out the web-site at www.CenterForArts.net .

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