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The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation has once again given a very generous donation to Darke County Center for the Arts in support of Family Theatre Series and Arts In Education programs.  DCCA Family Theatre Series presents Brown Bear Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle, Sunday, April 23 at St. Clair Memorial Hall starting at 2 p.m.
DP&L Foundation Sponsors DCCA Programs

Center for the Arts in support of Family Theatre Series and Arts In Education programs.  Family Theater Series programs are presented at St. Clair Memorial Hall, and 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 students in the community have the opportunity to learn and grow through the arts.  According to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan,  “DP&L Company Foundation’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 the Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation for their strong support of the arts; we are absolutely thrilled to see the children in our community receive the benefit of their generosity.” 
 
Presentations in DCCA’s 2016-2017 Family Theatre Series include Arts Power's Chicken Dance,November 6th, and Laura Ingalls Wilder  January 29th and Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle on Sunday, April 23, 2017, which will be presented at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville.  All DCCA Family Theatre programs begin at 2 p.m. and tickets are $5 for children 2 and up.

DCCA Arts In Education programs for 2016-2017 included  Jason Farham presenting "Piano Outside the Box" for students in grades K-3; Tasha Stielstrapresenting "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. 

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 CenterForArts.net.


 
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