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Arts Briefs: June 8, 2012

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By The Staff

Shelby actor performs
in Frankfort show

Clint Gill of Shelbyville has a role in Director Kathi E.B. Ellis’s production of The Tempest, which is today and Saturday and June 14-16 Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Road in Frankfort. Tickets are $10 for the shows, which start at 7 p.m.
Ellis has directed numerous shows at Shelby County Community Theatre, and Gill has performed there many times as well.
The production  is inspired by “The Clarity Vehicle,” a sculpture created by Lexington native Mollie Rabiner. Ellis and VanHouten are reunited with composer/sound designer Phyllis Free and choreographer Dawn Schulz who also were part of the core creative team last year.  
Ellis says she is “delighted to have the opportunity to work again with these talented women and artists.”
Theater hosting workshops for kids
Shelby County Community Theatre will host three summer children’s workshops June 11-15 for children ages 7-17. Each workshop is $50 for the first child/class and $30 for each additional child/class.
All students will participate in a culminating performance at 7 p.m. on June 15. Camp director is Cyndi Powell Skellie.
The workshops are: Page to Stage for ages 7–11. Workshop participants will use poetry to create movement and scenes. Musical Theatre for ages 7–17. Workshop participants will learn to sing three songs. They will learn basic musical theatre choreography and components of staging a musical number. Creating a Scene for ages 12–17. Workshop participants will study voice and diction, blocking, movement, non-verbal communication and ensemble work.
Space is limited, and registrations will be taken on a first come/first serve basis. For more information, call 502-633-0222.
Summer reading at library
A new reading program is launching at the Shelby County Public Library. Youth reading board books to picture books are required to read, or be read to, 20 books. Advanced readers must read four chapter books, and middle and high school students must read two or more novels. All readers completing the program will receive a paperback book, bag and coupons. All incentives will be distributed upon the returning of the reading logs. The schedule includes ice cream social for all ages, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 16; read-in for all ages, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 21; Silly Safaris live animal show, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. June 28; splash and dash for youth ages two through fifth grade, 10:30 a.m. July 12; pool party for all ages (must complete the program to participate), 6-9 p.m. July 19. Deadline for sign-ups will be July 14. All reading logs are due by July 31. Participants do not have to be present at weekly activities to complete the program. For more information, call 633-3803.
Squire Boone Day on June 16
Squire Boone Day will be June 16 at Clear Creek Park amphitheater and the Col. Sanders Pavilion. The sons and daughters of the American Revolution will honor the American Revolutionary War Soldiers at 10:30 a.m.
There will be entertainment all day provided by local and out-of-town bands, musicians and D.J. Bach. The Community Children’s Choir Chorus will start the entertainment at 11 a.m.
Food will be provided by Will’s Grill. Pioneer games will be available for the children. There will be an auction at 1 p.m.
The organizing committee is accepting donations for the auction. Call 502-320-5371 and leave message to make a donation for the auction or for more information regarding this event.

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Downtown Shelbyville concert series
The annual downtown Shelbyville concert series continues June 29 at 6 p.m. with Josh and Holly performing at the public parking lot between 6th and 7th streets. Carryin’ On performs at 7 p.m. June 30 at Fountain Square, across from the Shelby County Courthouse. For more information, contact Shelby Development Corporation at 633-5029.