Date(s) & Time(s)::
March 30, 2015
Daily from February 20, 2015 until March 27, 2015
March 1, 2015
March 13, 2015
April 11, 2015
Location: Arts Place, Portland Center, 131 East Walnut Street in Portland, Indiana
United States Army Field Band free public performance
The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at Jay County High School Auditorium on Sunday, March 1st at 3p.m. The Army Field Band’s concert in Portland is presented by Arts Place.
The Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus are the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. These two ensembles combine to present joint concerts on their national tours. They have performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries for audiences totaling hundreds of millions.
The 65-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus perform regularly in some of the most famous concert halls in the world, and just as often in the humblest auditoriums in the smallest of communities. The joining of these two ensembles allows them to offer unparalleled versatility of programming, ranging from orchestral masterworks and operatic arias to Sousa marches, jazz classics, and Broadway musicals. The band and chorus also perform independently, and have recently shared the stage with such ensembles as the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to their national tours, formal concerts, chamber recitals, and educational outreach, members of the Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus frequently represent the Army at formal and ceremonial functions, including the Presidential Inaugural Parade, presidential funerals, the Army All- American Bowl, and diplomatic efforts overseas. More than six decades as the military’s most traveled musicians have earned them the title, “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.”
For additional information about the Army Field Band’s performance in Portland, please contact Arts Place at 260-726-4809. To obtain free tickets by mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request to:
ATTN: U.S. Army Field Band Tickets
Arts Place, Inc
P.O. Box 804
Portland, IN 47371
Montana Skies will be performing Friday, March 13 in Hall-Moser Theatre at Portland Center of Arts Place located at 131 East Walnut Street, Portland, IN 47371. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. In advance, the cost for adults is $16 and $8 for students. At the door, tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for students. Tickets are available at the box office, by phone at 260-726-4809, or online at www.artsland.org. Group rates are available and may be arranged by calling or visiting the box office.
Montana Skies combines elements of classical technique, jazz improv, and the energy of rock n roll. In concert, the award winning musicians delve into music from Pink Floyd and Rush to Vivaldi and House of the Rising Sun, as well as their own originals. FAME magazine says “[they have] irresistibly infectious grooves and plentiful interplay and improv."
The Photographic Art of Mike Lamm
A new exhibit is underway for Arts Place, Portland Center. The exhibit titled The Photographic Art of Mike Lamm will be on display February 20th thru March 27th. Portland center hours of operation are Monday thru Thursday 10-9 and Friday from 10-6. The center is located at 131 east Walnut St. Portland, IN 47371.For more information about this exhibit and other exhibits call 260-726-4809.
The images in the exhibit represent a cross section of Mike Lamm's work as a photojournalist: From his earliest pictures captured on 35mm black and white film to his more recent color and monochromatic images created through digital capture. Throughout his life, photography has always been a medium for Mike to express himself artistically.
The Portland Center of Arts Place is currently accepting registrations for Session 4 art classes. Session 4 runs March 30-May 8. The session is 6 weeks. Registration forms and brochures are available at the Portland Center of Arts Place, located at 131 East Walnut Street, Portland, Indiana 47371. Arts Place Portland Center hours of operations are Monday –Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. For more information about these classes contact Visual Arts Director, Lauren Lane at 260-726-4809.
Hand building clay with Mary Boetgger is offered all sessions on Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The cost is $95. Ages 13 and up and all skill levels are welcome. This course will teach the 3 basic hand building techniques, coil, pinch, and slab. Learn how to make boxes, pots, plates, and more.
Wheel throwing with Mary Boetgger is offered all sessions on Mondays from 5:00-7:00p.m. The cost is $95. Ages 13 and up are welcome. This class is for beginning to intermediate students. Basic techniques such as learning how to center clay and make cylinders will be taught while creating bowls, plates, mugs, vases, and lidded containers. Various glazing techniques will also be explored.
Teen drawing and painting with Ashley Austerman is offered during sessions 2 and 4 on Mondays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The cost is $50. Ages 12-18 are welcome. Learn the basics of drawing such as how to draw from life while capturing light and shade. Students will also learn basic painting and coloring techniques.
Oil painting with Steve McClung is offered all sessions on Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The cost is $90. Students will learn how to create realistic landscapes by learning and utilizing different brush stroke techniques, careful color mixing, and how to create depth.
Egg tempura with Barbie Stump is offered during session 4 on Mondays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $95. This class will introduce the basics like learning how to develop an under drawing, mixing pigments into pastes, adding egg yolk to temper the paste, and then applying layering and glazing techniques.
Card making with Heidi Bouse is a 2 hour class offered on April 8th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The cost is $5 per 3 cards created. Students use scrapbooking and paper craft techniques to make winter holiday or birthday cards.
Edmund Shaff will star in Churchill in Hall-Moser Theatre at Arts Place, Portland Center located at 131 East Walnut St. Portland, Saturday, April 11 at 7:30p.m.The show is the final performance of 2014-2015 40th Anniversary Performance Series. In advance the cost for adults is $18 and $9 for students. At the door, tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available at the box office, by phone at 260-726-4809, toll-free at 866-539-9911, or online at www.artsland.org. Group rates are available and may be arranged by calling or visiting the box office.
'Churchill' is a one-man play about Sir Winston Churchill. The play is written by Andrew Edlin and performed by Edmund Shaff. The play is in two acts; the first an hour, the second half-an-hour. It is April 1955. Churchill agonizes in his wartime bunker below London whether to resign as Prime Minister. Madelaine Shaner of Backstage magazine says “Edlin, Shaff and director James Horan, have extended themselves remarkably to bring great and enlightening thoughts and words to the stage and to our literature.”
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