Over 230 students from across the entire Davie County Schools system will be presenting their talents at a grand celebration of Arts Education this weekend. Each Arts teacher from each Davie County school will bring a student performance group or student art work to display at the festival this Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at North Davie Middle School, located at 497 Farmington Rd, Mocksville.
Dance, Jazz, Chorus, Band, Drama and More!
Entries include the Davie High School Dance Company and DHS Jazz Band, the William Ellis, South and North Davie Middle Schools’ Musical Theatre students, the Elementary Combined Chorus with singers from each of the elementary schools, the South Davie band, the Ellis Middle School 8th grade chorus, and the Davie High School Drama Club presenting excerpts from CLUE the musical.
Performances by North Carolina School of the Arts
Special guests from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Dance, will be presenting Peter and the Wolf, a ballet for young audiences that is presented at elementary schools in Forsyth and adjoining counties. Mr. Marty Edwards, a graduate student at UNCSA School of Music, will also be joining the event, playing classical guitar pieces for all to enjoy.
Diana Bromley, the 2010-11 Visiting Artist in the Schools, sponsored by the Davie County Arts Council, will be conducting demonstrations and displaying beautiful quilts. She will be joined by members of Prayers and Squares Quilting Guild.
Original Student Art Pieces Will be on Display
Over 150 pieces of original art work by students from elementary through high school will be exhibited, in addition to demonstrations of Japanese Sumi-E ink painting, photographic and digital art, and presentations by students on how art classes improve their academic performance and enrich their lives in school. There will also be a pottery demonstration by two high school art students on pottery wheels and a mandala design constructed on site using traditional sand painting.
This is a Free Community Event
Visitors can enjoy all the exhibits, attend all performances, and participate in making art trading cards or getting their faces painted for free. We invite the Davie County community to join us for a wonderful morning with our talented teachers and their students.