benefit concert to aid
Louisville Creative Centre
hopes to open school by 2013
Helen E. McKinney
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 2011) Organizers of
the Louisville Creative Centre Inc. hope to one day open a secular Latin
school for any child interested in attending. In an effort to kick off
their fundraising campaign, Centre officials are playing host to a benefit
concert that will feature big-name performers.
courtesy of Danny Bolin
pianist Harry Pickens will
perform for a charity event in
Louisville on April 2.
The concert will take place at 7 p.m. on April 2 at the
Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church, 142 Crescent Ave. in Louisville.
The lineup includes pianist Harry Pickens, who has performed internationally
with many well-known names in the jazz genre; violinist Howie Baker,
the Principle Second Violinist in the Jewish Community Orchestra; trumpeter
Ryan Nottingham, who will be performing with the Louisville Baroque
Brass Band and currently performs with the Velcro Pygmies; vocalist
Lewis H. Washington Jr., who is a soloist and recitalist; Deborah Dierks,
a staff accompanist and vocal coach in the opera department of the University
of Louisville School of Music and in her 26th year of service as the
Director of Music at Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church; and Marc Daniels,
an international champion juggler who has performed all across the United
With the exception of Harry Pickens, all are working artists and
juggle other jobs, said James Peterson III, executive director
for the Louisville Creative Centre Inc. He has also taught English composition
for Jefferson Community & Technical College, Southwest, since 2009.
His wife, Rebecca Kelm, is vice president for the Centre and has taught
studio art for 17 years. She teaches Studio and Pottery Art at South
Oldham High School.
The Louisville Creative Centre was founded in early 2007 but really
got going in 2008, said Peterson. The goal at first was to provide adult-oriented
workshops during after-business hours, but many in the community kept
asking about childrens workshops and programs, Peterson said.
The non-profit Centre decided to establish the Louisville Creative School
and hopes to organize three to six fundraisers per year for it,
he said. The Centre seeks to advance the arts in the Metro Louisville
and surrounding Kentuckiana area.
The school will focus on classical hands-on arts training in addition
to a classical language education. It will eventually be a fully-functional
pre-K through 12th grade arts school. Peterson said organizers want
it to be more than an arts-infused learning environment.
Tickets are $20 for the first ticket, $10 for
the second ticket and $15 for each additional ticket. Admission is first
come, first serve with seating limited to 100 seats. Call (502) 387-9317
for ticket information or visit: www.LouisvilleCreativeCentre.org.
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