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.
Recognizes Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe for its support
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