Dateline: May 15, 2019
This June, the Alabama Center for the Arts will be hosting a new summer arts pathway program titled “The Project” to give local high school students an in-depth experience in the world of visual and performing arts. The intensive two-week experience will help shape and bolster the students’ natural talents in many areas of the Arts, such as acting, music, screen printing, photography, puppetry, and digital design.
“The Project” was available to rising high school juniors and seniors who have taken at least one visual or performing arts class. Students participating in this year’s program were selected after being screened through an application process. These students will explore the visual and performing arts by taking masterclasses from Athens State University and Calhoun Community College faculty. All of their work will culminate with a collaborative production of Susan Zeder’s Wiley and the Hairy Man at the end of the two-week program. The performance, scheduled for Friday, June 21 at 5:00 pm, will be free and open to the public.
Upon completing the program, the participants will be eligible for four-year art scholarships at the Alabama Center for the Arts. If students choose to follow the Fine Arts Pathway Program at Calhoun and Athens State, they will have access to many career development opportunities such as classroom visits by professionals in their field, career workshops, and job shadowing.
“The Project” is scheduled for June 10 – 21. For more information, please visit the ACA’s website at www.alabamacenterforthearts.org or “The Project’s” Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheProjectACA/.