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Adams County Arts Council
Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Posted on: January 24th, 2018 by Lisa Cadigan

Over the past 25 years, the Adams County Arts Council has grown into a regional leader in the arts and operator of a 10,000 sq. ft. education center where students and the community enjoy enriching arts experiences.  Please join us throughout the year as we celebrate the wonderful milestone of our 25th Anniversary!

Upcoming celebrations include:

25th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Gettysburg Hotel, 1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg
5 p.m. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction
5:45 p.m. Program

$30/person; reservations by March 7 available at adamsarts.org
or 717 334-5006

Twenty five years of cultivating an arts-rich community is a milestone to celebrate! Please be a sponsor as we mark this occasion, honor outstanding volunteers, and welcome distinguished speaker Philip Horn, Executive Director Emeritus of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Music Day: A Musical Celebration for the Adams County Arts Council’s 25th Anniversary

Saturday, April 7, 2018
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Adams County Arts Council
Arts Education Center
125 S. Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

FREE and Open to the Public
(donations encouraged for the Adams County Arts Council and for the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen)

The Adams County Arts Council (ACAC), Adams County Music Makers (ACMM), Cordle Studios, the Gettysburg College music education program, Gamelan Gita Semara, and area musicians and music educators have partnered to present a family-friendly day of music in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Adams County Arts Council.

Please join us for this special event, which offers yet another example of how we’ve partnered with the community to cultivate and celebrate the arts.

The day will function as an open-house, with the following interactive and performance events tentatively scheduled:

Music Together - Adams County Music Makers10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Music Together® Demonstration Class
Adams County Music Makers
Adams County Music Makers (ACMM) is a program-in-residence at the ACAC, offering Music Together mixed ages/family classes to foster a love of music with your children, ages birth through five years old. Fun for the whole family – join us to sing, play, move, and explore musical instruments. Music Together is the leader of research-based, early-childhood music and movement programs, recognizing that everyone has the ability to sing in tune, keep a beat, and experience world cultures through music. RSVP requested, space is limited.

11:00 – 12:00 Instrumental Petting Zoo
Gettysburg College Music Education Program
Gettysburg College music education students will lead children (and interested adults!) through an instrumental petting zoo, where they can experiment with string, wind, brass, and percussion instruments.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Community Student Showcase
Gettysburg Community Music Studios
Students from local music studios will offer performances of a variety of repertoire on instruments such as piano, strings, winds, brass and voice.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Community Music Making

Gamelan Gita Semara
Music Day attendees will have the opportunity to perform the music of Bali right here in Gettysburg. Gettysburg College alumna Alice Broadway will introduce community members to the instruments and techniques of Balinese gamelan. Join us for this interactive and collaborative music-making experience.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. If Music Be the Food… Concert
If Music Be the Food… Gettysburg

“If Music Be the Food…” is a series of benefit concerts whose mission is to raise awareness and support for the hungry in the local community through the sharing of great music, and to teach music students about the importance of utilizing their art for service. All participants in every aspect of the endeavor volunteer their services and pay their own costs, so all proceeds can go directly to the hungry. No tickets will be sold for the concert; rather, audience members are invited to contribute monetary donations or non-perishable food items to the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen.

Please join us for music, fellowship, food, and fun as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Adams County Arts Council. For more information, contact Lisa Cadigan at director@adamscountymusic.com, Adam Paul Cordle at director@cordlestudios.org, call the ACAC at (717) 334-5006, or visit www.adamsarts.org.

Jingle Ball

Saturday, December 15, 2018
Gettysburg National Military Park Visitors Center

Black tie gala celebrating the Adams County Arts Council’s 25th Anniversary

 

 

The Adams County Arts Council is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.
The mission of the Adams County Arts Council is to cultivate an arts-rich community.

 

 

3rdThursdaynoon: Elsie Singmaster Society

Posted on: December 12th, 2014 by Lisa Cadigan

brown-bag-lunchThe Adams County Arts Council’s Brown Bag Lunch Series, 3rdThursdaynoon, continues on Thursday, December 18 at 12 p.m. at the Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg with featured guests, Sue Hill and Carolyn George, members of Gettysburg’s newly formed Elsie Singmaster Society, who will present Elsie Singmaster’s Stories to Read at Christmas. There is no admission charge for this hour-long program.

A Gettysburg resident from 1901-1958, Elsie Singmaster (1879-1958) was a nationally recognized author whose fictional topics included the Pennsylvania Germans and the Battle of Gettysburg.  She was once called “Gettysburg’s First Lady” by town contemporaries because of her achievements and her leadership participation in the Gettysburg community. Happily, local residents have recently rediscovered Singmaster whose significant literary work and public legacy were nearly forgotten. Singmaster won an O. Henry Award for her Pennsylvania German short story, “The Courier of the Czar” (“Saturday Evening Post,” June 7, 1924) and a Newberry Award Honor Book recognition for her Gettysburg novel, Swords of Steel (Houghton Mifflin, 1934). Stories to Read at Christmas (Houghton Mifflin, 1940) is a collection of Singmaster Christmas stories published to read aloud during the holiday season. Susan Hill and Carolyn George will each read a story from this collection.

Susan Hill is the author of Heart Language: Elsie Singmaster and Her Pennsylvania German Writings (The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009).  Carolyn George is a long-time Adams County resident whose appreciation of her adopted home’s history is being greatly enriched by Elsie Singmaster’s writings.

The 3rdThursdaynoon series will take a winter hiatus with no programs in January or February and will resume on March 19.

For more information about Arts Council classes, programs, or membership, visit www.adamsarts.org, or call (717) 334-5006.

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