Meeting: Jasper Arts

The Jasper Community Arts Commission met Tuesday and:

• Approved five artists that will be part of the 2019-20 season. Those artists are The Isaacs, Tonic Sol-Fa and The Big Band Experience, Hiplet Ballerinas, the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio, and Chet Apalache.

• Approved education coordinator Donna Schepers to attend the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Training Conference and the International Performing Arts for Youth Conference.

• Heard that electric jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda will perform on Sunday, Nov. 18, kicking off this season’s Backstage Series. A few tickets are still available for the performance. Also heard that a performance of A Christmas Carol will take place on Friday, Dec. 14. 150 tickets are available, and there has been a lot of interest in the show. Commission director Kyle Rupert anticipates that the available tickets will sell quickly.

• Heard the works of two Jasper natives — Barb McCullough and Nancy Gerber — are currently on display in the Krempp Gallery. A mixture of their watercolor, oil and pastel artwork will be on display through Wednesday, Nov. 28.

• Heard that a free workshop for The Magic Yarn Project will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 at the satellite arts space at the Jasper Swimming Pool. Organization chapters throughout the country help create wigs for children with cancer. Those who are interested can call the Arts Center or sign up online. Space is limited to 25 participants.

• Heard the next Brown Bag with the Arts event will be a public discussion with Rupert and will take place at the Arts Center on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m.

• Heard a special needs art workshop will be held in conjunction with the Optimist Club of Jasper at the Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will be open to participants of all ages and for caregivers and guests. A reception will be held in the Krempp Gallery on Friday, Nov. 30, from 5 p.m. to 7, and will highlight the artwork created at the workshop.

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