- Lee Hamilton: President, Congress should work together on military intervention
- Ethnic Parade and Festival Sunday, Sept. 21
- Symphony begins 80th season Sept. 20
- Vikings bar Adrian Peterson from team activities
- Mr. Green Car: A car from your printer
- Candle Crest owners to open their first store and manufacturing operation in Rockford
- Rockford hosts America’s largest World War II-era re-enactment Sept. 20-21
- DuPont ordered to pay $1.85M for killing trees
- Guest Column: Former alderman: Rail station should be on Cedar Street
- A visit to The Wall That Heals
ArtsPlace applications due April 30
Online Staff Report
The Rockford Area Arts Council is taking applications for ArtsPlace 2013, the summer arts apprenticeship program for youth ages 14-18. Applications are due Tuesday, April 30.
ArtsPlace will run June 24-Aug. 12, Mondays-Thursdays, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in downtown Rockford. ArtsPlace is a free program, supported by grants and donations. Bus transportation is provided, if needed.
This year, the ArtsPlace dance team will be taught by Rockford Dance Company staff and housed at Riverfront Museum Park. Visual arts and poetry will be held at Mendelssohn Hall and includes artists Bruce McDonald, print-mixed media; Marco Basurto, sculpture; Maya Simmons, painting; and Tricia Sheridan, spoken-word poetry.
Youth work on teams directed by the artist and create original work that is performed and exhibited at the conclusion of the program. Apprentices share in the proceeds from ticket and art sales. Through the process of creating art, participants learn valuable work skills such as productivity, reliability, perseverance, respect and cooperation.
Applications are online at www.artsforeveryone.com or at the Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State St. Call (815) 963-6765.
Posted April 24, 2013