The Prizery is organizing a Pre-K Art Parade during Harvest Festival to kick off its 10th Anniversary Celebration Week. The parade will begin at 10:00am on Saturday, September 26th at Constitution Square in South Boston.
Ten years prior, on September 25, 2005, the ribbon was cut at The Prizery during the South Boston Harvest Festival and the Pre-K Arts Academy began. Approximately 3,000 students have attended the academy, in partnership with Halifax County Public Schools, since its inception. Each student has received instruction in art, music, and creative movement.
Pre-K Art Instructor, Susi Robbins, reports that “people come up to me all the time, telling me about their student’s artwork and how they have saved pieces since Pre-K.” This feedback sparked an idea for Robbins – create an art parade during Harvest Festival in conjunction with The Prizery’s 10th Anniversary.
“We are issuing a call to action,” says Robbins. “Parents, grandparents, students, or anyone else who has Pre-K art, framed or unframed, can participate.” Participants will meet at The Prizery on Saturday, September 26th. The parade will start at Constitution Square at 10:00am and is expected to end by 10:30am. Contact Alison Streeter, Managing Director of The Prizery, at (434) 572-8339 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
After the art parade, there will be theatre games, leaf printing, historical tours, and other demonstrations free and open to the public at The Prizery until 1:00pm. Streeter explains, “People hear a lot about what happens in the theatre at The Prizery, but our community arts center is home to many other activities. What better way to kick off our 10th Anniversary than to invite the community to experience these activities first-hand?”
Other anniversary celebration activities include:
- Melinda Doolittle & her Trio – Sunday, September 27th at 2:30pm in the Chastain Theatre. An American Idol finalist in 2007, Melinda has established herself as a brilliant singer with powerhouse vocals and personal charm. Don’t miss this afternoon of Gospel, R&B, and vocal standards. Tickets are $25 adult, $23 senior, $15 student.
- Sharon Saseen art exhibit in the Robert F. Cage Art Gallery – starting September 13th. Renowned artist, illustrator, and author from Savannah, Georgia, Ms. Saseen will present a lecture in the banquet hall of The Prizery on Sunday, September 13th at 2:30pm, followed by a reception in the art gallery lobby. Her exhibit will continue through October 29th. The lecture, reception, and exhibit are free and open to the public.
- 10th Anniversary Gala – Saturday, October 3rd at 6:00pm. Libations, dinner, and entertainment abound as we toast to the next ten years! Tickets are $100 per person or tables can be reserved for $1,000.
Come join the celebration of your community arts center! For more information, visit www.prizery.com or call (434) 572-8339. 10th Anniversary Season sponsors include the Town of South Boston, the Town of Halifax, the County of Halifax, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Comfort Systems USA, Ryan and Jill Garrett, Ann Chesley Edmunds, Thomas and Jayne Elliott, Paul and Debbie Edmunds, The Chastain Home Foundation, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.