Thursday, April 30, 2009

Elevated Debut!

Today we finally put on our debut performance of Elevated! an epic adventure through PDDC, the jungle, outer space and the fortress of Queen Brenda. We had a full house and it was a great hit with the audience. Broadway here we come!
Special thanks to Jerry Perna, Sarah, Mike, Kim, Tonya, Eph and everyone who worked so hard to make this show such a success.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sunny Friday

Today we spent a sunny afternoon drawing with chalk and enjoying the warm breeze. In photos: Pietro, Murph, George, Sarah, Freddy and Emilia.

Fantasy Animals with Emilia

Today we worked on creating animal sculptures using plaster rigid wrap- the same material used for casts. Emilia showed everyone how to make armature out of aluminum foil and wrap the plaster strips to create the structures. Some people have even begun painting their pieces. In photos: Emilia, Diana, Tyree, Sam, Sarah, and Rasheed.

Dance with Alie

The Cultural Arts Center is so happy to have Alie Vidick coming on Fridays to teach us dance and movement. Everyone loves the exercise and Alie's enthusiasm. We are hoping to have a short routine down by the Golf Outing in October.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

'Elevated' Dress Rehearsal

This morning we went our our lines for 'Elevated' with help from our crew, dj, and stage coaches. We have a lot of work to do in the next few days, but it will definitely pay off in the end!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Planting Seeds

Today Sarah brought in some sunflower seeds for us to grow in our garden plot. We're hoping our sunflowers will grow tons of seeds that we can eat this upcoming fall. In close up photos: Hubert, Pietro, Myron, Jeffrey and Stanley.

Elevated Set Building

We continued to work on sets for Elevated today. Eph had a group make a rainbow tape painting for elevator doors and create painted paper shoes for our upcoming performance.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt!

Today we hunted for the candy filled eggs we made yesterday in honor of Spring. In photos: Karen, Charlene, Charles and Freddy.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Eggs

Today we prepared for a Candy Hunt to take place tomorrow afternoon. The candy was tempting but we managed to fill our eggs without eating from the pile- except for certain staff people! In photos: Rasheed, Shawn and George

Hubert's 50th Birthday

We celebrated Hubert's 50th Birthday here at the Cultural Arts Center. Everyone got a slice of delicious birthday cake courtesy of Belinda. In photos: Hubert and Val

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Ceramics and painting

Today we worked on ceramics and painted bunnies inpreparation for our candy hunt this upcoming Friday. In photos: Brenda, Mike, Floyd, Tyree, George, Pietro, Elizabeth, Danny, Hector and Hubert.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Set Design

Sarah and Mike organized some set design for our upcoming performance of Elevated. Painting in photos: Mike, Rasheed, Murph, Hector and Pietro.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Academy of Natural Sciences II

Today we had another visit to the Academy of Natural Sciences where we had a great time looking at dinosaurs, animals from around the world and a 2500 year old mummy. In photos: George, Emilia, Tonya, Charlene, Lateeda, Jeffrey, Teresa and Rasheed.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Today we enjoyed the warm weather while weeding our gardening plot. In photos: George, Mike, Sandra, Yvonne and Kay.