Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 3:15 PM on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Contribution goes to youth arts




Homer Council on the Arts has recently received a sponsorship contribution from ConocoPhillips Alaska in support of our after-school arts and theater programs for young people. This gift helps make possible TheatreShakes, our youth theatre skills program, which recently presented a condensed version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

In the HCOA gallery, more than 100 students and senior adults enjoyed a matinee performance, which was followed the next evening with a full house public performance.

The gift from ConocoPhillips also supports youth visual art classes, offered in six-week sessions during the school year, as well as the Youth Musical Theatre program, which begins in January and will culminate with the production of the musical Honk, based on the children's story of "The Ugly Duckling."

Because of sponsorships like that of ConocoPhillips, along with contributions from individuals and businesses in our community, no interested young person is ever turned away from participation in HCOA arts or theatre programs because of lack of funds. Thank you ConocoPhillips Alaska for supporting the HCOA mission of making it possible for everyone in our community to experience and participate in the arts.

Gail Edgerly, executive director

Homer Council on the Arts

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