DCCA opens Arts In Education series with pianist Alpin Hong


GREENVILLE – Nationally-known pianist Alpin Hong will open Darke County Center for the Arts’ 2018-19 Arts In Education series at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville with programs for junior high students on Sept. 20 and 21.

According to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan, Hong’s innovative outreach performances offer rare opportunity for in-depth interaction with a professional performing artist.

“Alpin understands that the arts provide students with qualities necessary for success in any field and through his delightful storytelling skills as well his amazing musicianship delivers context and connection to his young audiences,” Jordan said.

DCCA’s Arts In Education series annually presents professional performing artists to students in every grade in all local public schools at no cost to the students. Other programs in the series this school year include Kathakaar, The Spinning Storyteller for kindergarten through third grade students, a songwriting workshop with singer/guitarist Jonathon Kingham for high schoolers and troubadour Lee Murdock presenting the history of the Great Lakes through music for fourth through sixth graders. DCCA’s A.I.E. programs are free and open to the public.

Arts In Education is sponsored by Bach to Rock, DP&L Company Foundation, Richard Baker, Greenville VFW Post No. 7262, Greenville Federal, Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe, Gordon Orthodontics, the Wes & Patti Jetter Fund, the Mandy Green Fund, Edison State Community College, Ramco, The Early Bird & Blue Bag Media, Littman-Thomas Agency and Wayne Health Care.

DCCA also receives local support from the John R. and Miriam H. Knick Fund of the Darke County Foundation, The Ketrow Foundation, Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust, Harry D. Stephens Memorial and DCCA memberships, as well as funding from the Ohio Arts Council, the state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.

This presentation by Alpin Hong is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Ohio Arts Council and the Crane Group.

Start times for DCCA’s Arts In Education programs are coordinated with school schedules; for more information, contact DCCA at 937-547-0908 or dcca@darkecountyarts.org.