Monday, April 13, 2015


Thanks to support from Edison Community College, DCCA’s Arts in Education outreach presented SCRAP ARTS MUSIC for Darke County Jr. High students at St. Clair Memorial Hall March 12 & 13. Photo credit: Clinton Randall

Darke County Center for the Arts recognizes the Edison Community College for their support of the arts in Darke County. DCCA thanks Edison Community College for their contribution to the 2014-2015 Arts in Education and Family Theatre Series programs. Family Theater Series programs are presented at St. Clair Memorial Hall and are open to the public. Programs are generally based on children’s literature; ticket prices are just $5. Through Arts In Education, and in conjunction with local schools, performing artists are annually taken to each grade of every public school in Darke County, ensuring that children in the community have the opportunity to learn and grow through the arts. According to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan, “Edison Community College’s support of children’s programming makes it possible for us to present wonderful, creativity enhancing Family Theatre Series programs at an affordable ticket price, and enables all Darke County public school students to experience a culturally enriching artistic program each year.” Jordan continued, “DCCA thanks Edison Community College for their strong support of the arts in Darke County and forwarding DCCA’s mission to encourage cultural enrichment in the community.”

DCCA’s Family Theatre Series presents three shows each season to inspire the imaginations of the young and young at heart, encouraging the expression of creativity. The series attracts a wide-ranging audience that includes many preschool children enjoying their first theater experience, as well as senior citizens who enjoy the shows’ strong depiction of traditional values. The 2014-2015 series included three performances; Theatreworks USA presented Skippy Jon Jones, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Schoolhouse Rock Live!

DCCA’s Arts In Education program annually takes professional performing artists to all grades of all Greenville City and Darke County schools. Programs for 2014-2015 included Mime, Mask & Storytelling with DOUG BERKEY performing for students in grades K through 3; Creole for Kids with Zydeco Artist, TERRANCE SIMIEN performing for students in grades 4-6; Words & Actions for Literacy with POETRY ALIVE! who performed for High School students; Canada’s internationally-acclaimed invented instrument, power percussion company SCRAP ARTS MUSIC performed for Jr. High students at St. Clair Memorial Hall.

For more information on DCCA’s Family Theatre Series, Arts In Education outreach or other programming contact the DCCA office at (937) 547-0908 or visit our website

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