Arts Place in Portland Presents...

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 23, 2016

April 30, 2016

Daily from April 22, 2016 until May 20, 2016

May 22, 2016

Daily from May 13, 2016 until May 14, 2016

Location: Arts Place, Portland Center, 131 East Walnut Street in Portland, Indiana

Phone: 260-726-4809

Email: artsland@artsland.org

Link: http://www.artsland.org

Event Description

March 16, 2016 Updated Apr 14, 2016 at 1:20 PM EDT

The Regional Student Art Exhibit is an annual gallery show of local student artists attending local area schools. The exhibit is titled Fanning the Flame of Creativity. This year, the show will be held from March 18-April 16 with an opening reception March 31 from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Light refreshments will be provided. MusicWorks ensembles will provide entertainment.


The Jay County Community band starts rehearsing April 4 at Arts Place, Portland Center. Rehearsals will be on Mondays from 7:15-8:45 p.m. in the rehearsal room at Arts Place located at 131 East Walnut St. Portland. All experienced musicians are welcome to join. Registration is $35. All middle school, high school, and college students can register for $10. For more information contact Pete Vogler at 260-726-4809, toll free at 866-539-9911, or visit the Jay County Community Band on Facebook.


Arts Place, Portland Center is accepting registrations for 3 arts workshops for kids. The dates for the workshops are February 6th, March 5th, and April 23rd from 10-11:30. The cost for each class is $5 and will be taught by Sophia Benedict. The classes are designed for children ages 5-8. Registration is required. For more information go to www.artsland.org or call 260-726-4809. February 6th students will make a Valentine’s Day craft. March 5th students will make a balloon bowl. April 23rd students will make an Earth Day Tambourine. These classes are designed to nurture the child’s creative spirit. Sophia Benedict says “the kids workshops are a lot of fun. The kids get the chance to try different artistic mediums while exploring their own inner creativity.”


Arts Place Portland Center will be offering a Glass and Palette class, “Dancing with a Brush” Saturday, April 30th from 12-3. The class will be taught by teaching artist Ann Johnson, also known as F.B. Fogg. The Portland Center of Arts Place is located at 131 East Walnut St. The cost is $30 which includes all materials and 1 glass of wine. Additional glasses of wine will be available for purchase. Reservations are required and space is limited. For more information or to make a reservation call 260-726-4809.


Arts Place, Portland Center will be displaying the works Ju Yun, April 22 thru May 20. The exhibit is titled Visitors from the East.


Students from the Arts Place MusicWorks program will perform in the annual spring ensemble concert on Friday, May 13 and individual recitals on Saturday, May 14, 2016. The events will be held at Arts Place, Portland Center, 131 East Walnut Street in Portland, Indiana. The performances are free and open to the public. For more information contact Arts Place at 260-726-4809, email lobby@artsland.org or visit www.artsland.org .
Ensembles will perform in concert on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The program will consist of performances by the Jay County Community Band, Eastern Breeze Flute Choir, Brown Paper Sax Saxophone Ensemble, Brassissimo Trumpet Ensemble, and Distant Thunder Percussion Ensemble.


The Portland Center of Arts Place will kick off Arts in the Parks with a festival at Arts Park, Sunday, May 22. The festival is sponsored by US Aggregates.
The Arts Park is located across the street from Arts Place at 131 East Walnut St, Portland. Festivities will take place between 1-5pm. The Jay County Community Band will perform at 1pm, a juggler will perform at 1:45, and 2015 Stars in the Parks fan favorite winners, Karlie Bullard and Matalin Racster will perform at 2:30. Kimberly Anderson, Visual Arts Director, will give a Raku demonstration at 3:30. Carol Knarr-
Gebert will demonstrate stage combat at 4:15.
Other activities include face painting, t-shirt painting, chalk painting, special effects make-up demonstrations, balloon art, photo booth, jewelry making, first steps in music demonstrations, games, broom making demonstration with Pete Vogler, and first steps in music with LaVetha Loucks and Rachel Arnold. Food and drinks will be available. For more information about this event contact Arts Place at 260-726-4809 or kanderson@artsland.org. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm and Friday 10am-6pm.

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