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Arts bulletin board: April 19, 2013

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By The Staff

Art to meet death in mortuary seminar

Shelby Artists on Main will be hosting a presentation regarding art in the mortuary service field, featuring Angie Walters, an artist who is studying the mortuary.

He presentation will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Gallery at 617 Main St. in Shelbyville.

Walters is a current member of The Gallery and a student of Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Ind., and she will introduce a side of art in an unlikely profession while comparing and contrasting portraiture and 3-dimensional modeling to shape and form a memory picture for families and friends of their loved ones.

Walters said in a release announcing the show that she “had no idea how much art was involved in the curriculum [at Mid-America].”

She plans to share information, answer questions and educate along the way.

Light refreshments will be served, and all are welcome.

 

Festival Choir at First Christian

The Festival Choir at First Christian Church, 1000 Eminence Pike, will present its spring concert – "Worthy is the Lamb" – at 3 p.m. Sunday, featuring music from the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir of New York and including 35 singers from other church choirs in Shelbyville, Simpsonville and Louisville.

Guest soloist will be Michael and Annie Bolden, Lisa Rogers and Trish Martin.

The choir will be directed by Rev. David Pilkinton, who celebrates his 25th anniversary as associate minister of FCC in June.

There is no charge for admission, and the public is invited. A nursery will be available.

 

‘Diviners’ opens at SCCT

The Diviners, a Depression-era drama based in Indiana, opens a 6-performance run tonight at Shelby County Community Theatre.

The play, written by Jim Leonard Jr., focuses on two distinct characters – a mentally challenged boy and a back-sliding preacher who wanders into Zion, Ind. – and finds heart and humor in a story with a tragic destiny.

Performances, directed by Iverson Warinner, will be at 7:30 tonight, Saturday, next Friday and April 27 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and April 28.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242.

 

Heritage presents ‘Jungle Book’

The Jungle Book Musical will be performed by the Big H Players at Heritage Elementary at 7 p.m. today and at 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact Emily McClanahan 502-829-5242 or emily.mcclanahan@shelby.kyschools.us.

 

Shakespeare for students

A “Shakesperience” for students, with Jack Wann, will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. next Friday at the Shelby County Public Library. Wann, a New York Shakespearean actor, teacher and director, will discuss and perform some scenes, along with members of the audience, from the classic tale of love and woe Romeo and Juliet. This program is for middle- and high-school students. Refreshments will be served after the “show.” For more information, call 633-3803.

 

For more listings of arts and entertainment events, visit www.SentinelNews.com/calendar.