Meeting: Jasper Community Arts

The Jasper Community Arts Commission met Tuesday and:

• Heard that the 2019-20 season has been confirmed. Season guide work is underway, and a public announcement regarding performers and dates will be made in May.

• Heard that last month was Youth Art Month, and the elementary students’ exhibit’s opening reception brought more than 500 people to the Krempp Gallery.

• Heard that object artists Al Gorman and Wendi Smith will have an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Krempp Gallery. Mike Jones encouraged those who attend the Actors Community Theatre show, The Dinner Party, which begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, to check out the new artwork on display in the gallery.

• Heard a recap of various offerings held in March, such as a performance by singer-songwriter Matt Beilis, science comedian Doktor Kaboom, comedians The Good Humor Men and more.

• Heard that on April 29, a performance of “A Twelfth Night” will take place at Jasper High School for students.

• Heard that Chalk Walk volunteers are being sought, as are art vendors and food vendors. Volunteers can earn service hours for their work.

• Learned that today is Job Achievement Day at the Jasper Arts Center. Staff members will teach students about the arts industry and what they do on a daily basis.

• Heard that construction of the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center is slated to last between 18 and 20 months. Mayor Dean Vonderheide thanked the board for their work related to the project. A full story regarding the project’s groundbreaking, which took place Tuesday evening, is on Page One.

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