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Art Quest @ Home Returns to Stark Museum of Art

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Designed for students entering 1st – 6th grades, Art Quest @ Home gives children the opportunity to create meaningful art from the comfort and safety of their own home. Each FREE camp session includes a kit of supplies, easy-to-follow instructions, and access to online content including video demonstrations.

Limited kits are available per session and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration begins on Wednesday, May 26th at 9:00 a.m.

Online registration begins on Wednesday, May 26 at 9:00 a.m.

All camp kits are free of charge thanks to the generous support of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation.

To register or for more info, visit the Stark Art Museum’s website.

Lutcher Theater Announces Project EnterMISSION for the 2020-21 Season

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Lutcher Theater Postponing and/or Rescheduling Events

The current mission of the Lutcher Theater is for patrons to safely enter the doors of the theater again! In the meantime, during this COVID-19 “longest intermission EVER”, until it’s safe to have shows again, there are some exciting offerings for theater lovers and the Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana communities.

“Typically, at intermission, we stand and stretch our legs, grab refreshments, connect with others & learn, as we read our playbills or visit with neighbors,” says Lynae Sanford, Managing Director. “We’d like to offer our patrons those same opportunities with our Project EnterMISSION.”

Project EnterMISSION is a four-part initiative that offers the following invitations to the Lutcher community:

Stand – Stand strong and stretch with us as we offer a different approach to programming during this time.

Refresh – Savor our social media and subscribe to our YouTube channel for a series of fun and compelling Lutcher Theater stories and behind-the-scenes episodes.

Connect – Join us as we help those in need with community service projects.

Learn – Engage in arts-integrated educational activities designed for your students and the entire family to enjoy.

Examples of offerings this season will include live streaming, virtual and outdoor events, original YouTube episodes, social media contests, community service project partnership, and fun and unique educational resources.

Follow Lutcher Theater at Lutcher.org and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay informed of upcoming events.

The Lutcher Theater is a 1500-seat, state-of-the-art, world-class performing arts facility and the prominent presenter of Broadway, national and international tours, award-winning artists, renowned dance, and acclaimed children’s performances for Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. The Lutcher presents the largest performing arts series between Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA.

 

Britt Godwin Appearing April 30 in Virtual Acoustic Series

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Britt Godwin Appearing April 30 in Virtual Acoustic Series

Orange Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting its second performance of the Virtual Acoustic series. Britt Godwin will be playing tonight, April 30, 2020, at 7:00 P.M. You can enjoy this virtual event from the comfort of your home by tuning it to the OCVB’s Facebook page at 7 PM. Godwin is the very best in classic country music –“The REAL Deal.”

The event will stream live and will stay on their Facebook page and can be viewed at any time under the “videos” tab.

UPDATE:  You can listen to the recording here.

All Stark Cultural Venues Closed and Events Canceled

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All Stark Cultural Venues Closed and Events Canceled

After careful consideration, the Stark Museum of Art, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center and the W.H. Stark House are to close beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and will remain closed until further notice. This includes general admission and all venue offices including The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation. All special programming and events scheduled at Stark Cultural Venues will be canceled through May 1, 2020.

Tad McKee, CEO of The Nelda C. and H. J. Lutcher Stark Foundation said, “Our highest priority is the health and well-being of our community and employees. We want to be responsible and help keep our patrons, staff, and volunteers healthy.” The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation is monitoring the progress of the Covid-19 virus and following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will update as needed. Stark Cultural Venues staff are saddened to close the doors to such a wonderful and supportive community but want to do what is best for everyone.”

For more information, please visit Starkculturalvenues.org.

Cancellations for Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center:
-Spring Into Nature Camp – March 17-19
-Saturday Adventure Series: Incredible Adaptations – March 21
-Bird Watching Wednesdays – March 25, April 8 & 22
-Saturday Adventure Series: Trash to Treasure – March 28
-Up Close with Nature – March 28
-Saturday Adventure Series: Cooking with Chef Soleil – April 4
-Saturday Adventure Series: Bark Art – April 11
-EcoFest and Butterfly Release – April 18
-Saturday Adventure Series: Hop, Ribbit, Splash – April 25
-Up Close with Nature – April 25

Cancellations for W.H. Stark House:
-Second Friday & Saturday Tours – March 13-14
-Second Friday & Saturday Tours – April 10-11
-Art in the Park 1st Floor Tours – April 4
-Chapter One: Literature & Legacy at the W.H. Stark House – April 16
Postponed for a later date:
Stark Reading Contest County Final

Cancellations for the Stark Museum of Art:
-CREATE! Workshop: Glazing Pottery – March 14
-Spring Break Doodle Days – March 17-20
-Drawing Teacher Workshop – March 27
-Lunch & Look Drawn to Horses: Ila Mcafee – March 28
-Follow the Line Juried Student Art Reception & Awards – April 1
-SMA Playdate: Let’s Build – April 3
-Afterschool Art (9th – 12th) Drawing Realistic Hands – April 7, 1, 21, 28, May 5
-Easter Face Painting – April 10
-CREATE! Workshop: 3D Pop Art Portraits – April 25
-SMA Playdate: Let’s Play with Clay – May 1
Postponed for a later date:
Adult Studio Workshop: Pottery Wheel Basics
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