Tuesday, March 19, 2013


The Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund has recently awarded funds to Darke County Center for the Arts to support the Family Theater Series and Arts in Education programs. According to a DCCA representative, DCCA presents and promotes performing and fine arts, encouraging cultural enrichment in the community. DCCA is also committed to the preservation of Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall as an important cultural center.

DCCA presents three shows annually in the Family Theatre Series; these programs are generally based on children’s literature. The next performance in this series, SLEEPING BEAUTY, will be on Sunday, April 14, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. Due to the temporaty closure of Memorial Hall this performance will take place at the Versailles Performing Arts Center, 280 Marker Road, located in the Versailles School.

The Arts in Education program takes professional performing artists to every grade level in all Darke County public schools. Artists are escorted to schools by volunteers during a week long residency, generally performing twice a day, with the exception of the Jr. High school artists who usually present at St. Clair Memorial Hall with students being transported from the schools. DCCA works in close cooperation with the Darke County Office of Education to choose presentations appropriate for grade levels and coordinate performance schedules with schools.

According to Executive Director Andrea Jordan, Darke County Center for the Arts is grateful for the generous and loyal support received from the Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust, enabling DCCA to provide programs that inspire creativity, educate, and entertain the children and youth of our community. For more information regarding these programs, contact DCCA at 937-547-0908 or www.centerforarts.net.

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