DARKE COUNTY – Darke County Center for the Arts recognized Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe for contributing funds in support of its Arts In Education 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,” DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan said. “We are proud to present world class professional performing artists in our local public schools that engage and entertain students.”
DCCA Arts In Education programs for 2018-19 season include Kathakaar (grades K-3) “The Spinning Storytellers” sharing history and culture of India; Lee Murdock shares music and history of the Great Lakes (grades 4-6); Alpin Hong (grades 7 and 8), a Darke County favorite, returns bringing his own “pianistic firebrand” to St. Clair Memorial Hall; and Jonathan Kingham (grades 9-12) shares creative songwriting.
In addition to performing for junior high students, Hong also was presented as part of the DCCA Artists Series.
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; individuals may 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 junior high program, which takes place at St. Clair Memorial Hall with students being bused in.
“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,” DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins said. “The support of a local icon like Maid-Rite is greatly appreciated by DCCA and sends a powerful message to the children.”
All programs are free and open to the public.
Additional Arts In Education sponsors include Bach to Rock, DP&L Company Foundation, Richard Baker, Greenville VFW Post No. 7262, Greenville Federal, Midmark, Gordon Orthodontics, the Wes & Patti Jetter Fund, the Mandy Green Fund, Edison State Community College, The Early Bird and Blue Bag Media, Littman-Thomas Agency and Wayne HealthCare.
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.
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 visit its website at www.DarkeCountyArts.org.