ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 
























 
Leaders in The Arts Day at ACES - 17 Feb 2017

Community members, high school students offer demonstrations for third, fourth, and fifth graders
Click on headline for complete story, photos

By Wes Feese
Media Relations, Adair County Schools

Fifty-seven local artists, volunteers, and high school students visited Adair County Elementary School Friday, February 17, 2017 for the third annual Leaders in the Arts program. The event, which is orchestrated by music teacher Paula Bault and art teacher Rachel Bardin, serves as an introduction to many areas of artistic expression with which students might not yet be acquainted.


Bault, the program's founder, said the idea came about as the result of a visit to another school. "Our program review scores were really low, and one of the things that is important is community involvement in art programs," Bault explains. "After I visited a leadership day - they did something similar to this - I came back and decided to do it here. It's great for the kids because they get exposure to local professionals in all five areas [dance, drama, music, visual, and media] of the arts."

Demonstrations and workshops Friday included pottery with Donnie Perry; choir with Ginna Marsh; music with Tom Case, Austin Bralley, and the ACHS band; hip hop, ballet, and tap dance with Ashley Wilson of the Dance Shoppe; art with Debra Wimmer; storytelling with Edd Sterchi, Leeann Jessie, and Tim Johnson; GoNoodle with Alice Curry, Jennifer Kemp, Ryan McQueary, and Chris Downs; colonial American dance with Angie Smith; banner and mural painting with Cayce Davenport and ACHS art students; hip hop dance with Damon Hicks; quaver music with Lana Glasgow and Bart Hadley; monogram with Courtney Grant; drama games with Lisa Cowan, Brett Reliford, and ACHS performing arts students; Picasso with Henrietta Scott; radio with 93.5 WAIN; and wacky hats with Debbie Cowan and Kathy Tucker.

"It is absolutely important for these kids to have the opportunity to experience the arts," says ACES Principal Steve Burton. "Sometimes we get so bogged down with the reading and math we forget how important the arts can be. For some kids that might struggle in those other classes, this might be their thing."

Bardin says she hopes students find something enjoyable that they might not have been familiar with before. "They're getting exposed to all the areas of art and they might find something new that they love that they've never done," Bardin says. "They get to do all these different things and see that there might be something they want to pursue."

Another visitor at the school Friday was District Board chairwoman Lisa Burton, who says she was glad to see the many organizations from the high school visit the younger students. "These kids can see what's going to be offered to them later on, when they move on to the middle school and high school," Burton says. "I like that it gives them something to look forward to and work toward - hopefully it opens their eyes to a lot of new interests. It's really impressive."


This story was posted on 2017-02-17 14:44:38
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


 

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.

Leaders in the Arts: Members of ACHS Band perform at ACES



2017-02-17 - ACES, 870 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Wes Feese, Media Relations, Adair County Schools.
Members of the ACHS band perform for ACES fifth grade students Friday morning at the school's third annual Leaders in the Arts program. - Wes Feese

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



Leaders in the Arts: Donnie Perry shows how to spin pottery



2017-02-17 - ACES, 870 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Wes Feese, Media Relations, Adair County Schools.
Local artist Donnie Perry demonstrates how to spin pottery Friday at Adair County Elementary School's Leaders in the Arts program. - Wes Feese

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



Leaders in the Arts: Edd Sterchi tells enchanting stories



2017-02-17 - ACES, 870 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Wes Feese, Media Relations, Adair County Schools.
Edd Sterchi uses nothing but a string and creative language to tell enchanting stories to ACES students Friday at the school's third annual Leaders in the Arts program. - Wes Feese

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



Leaders in the Arts: Delno Salmon explains intricacies of radio



2017-02-17 - ACES, 870 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Wes Feese, Media Relations, Adair County Schools.
Longtime local radio personality Delno Salmon of 93.5 WAIN explains the intricacies of the media arts, including the history of radio, Friday morning at Adair County Elementary School's Leaders in the Arts program. - Wes Feese

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



Leaders in the Arts: Learning dances



2017-02-17 - ACES, 870 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Wes Feese, Media Relations, Adair County Schools.
Third graders at Adair County Elementary School learned hip-hop, ballet, and tap dances Friday at the school's third annual Leaders in the Arts program. - Wes Feese

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



 

























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


 

ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link: http://www.columbiamagazine.com/columbiamagazinerss.php.

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.