Welcome to this week's Creativity Crate. Today's crate is about you and what you've been up to these past few weeks.
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Explore the virtual Alliance
Thursday, May 28  • Experience and enjoy live theatre from your own home and from the best seats in your house! Spend your Thursday evening wrapped up in short, one-act plays written especially for online viewing. Creators, performers, fans and newcomers welcome, all we ask is that you RSVP so we can provide you with the access link and information.
The Best Seats In Your House  series is free to view and continues  May 28 .
Fill the summer with an exhilarating smorgasbord of activities including visual arts, theatre, magic and dance with our  online youth classes! Ignite the imagination of your young artists at home with activities designed by professional artists and beloved local educators.
Kids will love creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces, playing improv games, dancing, juggling and so much more - all from home! They'll connect with classmates and their instructor for a summer experience unlike any other.
Take one or take them all and ZOOM into fun, each day at 10 a.m. for the ultimate June!
Ongoing exhibition As a newly developed installation space and concept, this project is an unconventional outdoor exhibition using projection artworks visible to pedestrian and vehicle traffic along McGregor Blvd. Artists were asked to produce an 8.5x11 inch hand cut stencil depicting various themes such as messages of hope, beauty, the power of the arts in healing, healthcare workers and community. Work will be projected for approximately one week from dusk until midnight. This project will continue as part of the Alliance exhibition schedule for the next month. Projection of artwork will begin Monday, May 25 at dusk.
Mondays, June 1 - 29 • The demand for video/virtual auditioning for actors is at an all-time high! Increase your chance to land the role with this introductory video auditioning course. Students will learn how to light, shoot, format, and submit a professional caliber video audition.
Tuesdays, June 2 - 30 •  Join local artist Terry Lynn Spry for a virtual art class on painting. Stay connected and keep creating in this fine art painting class designed for the novice to the professional and in all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.
Wednesday, June 3 - 24 •  Have fun learning the ancient art and modern styles of this dynamic dance! Belly Dancing is a naturally low impact activity that improves posture, core strength, flexibility and the mind-body connection.
From Lydia Black, Executive Director of the Alliance for the Arts:

"The arts are vital and are providing an essential service – hope. 
 
To support our mission to transform lives and improve our community through the arts, Dean & Monica Piccirillo and Wilbur Smith Law Firm have offered to match any gift to the Alliance – dollar for dollar – up to $10,000, before May 31st . "

Click here to read the full letter from Lydia
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