Orange City Arts Council earns state grant

Second City Improv All-Stars

Second City Improv All-Stars

ORANGE CITY — Among the $74,506 in Iowa Arts Council grants announced recently is a $5,000 grant to the Orange City Arts Council.

 

The grant to the Orange City organization is one of three Rural Arts Development Grants given in this grant cycle.

 

The grant will help fund the series Beyond Onstage, which has drawn audiences from the town and neighboring counties.

 

The primary arts goal of the Orange City program is to strengthen community life by introducing students and community residents to a variety of accomplished musicians and actors from across the country and around the world.

 

The series began with the Ames Children’s Choirs in October and Le Vent du Nord of Quebec, in November.

 

The grant provides funding for the remaining three shows in the Beyond Onstage series. The Chicago comedy troupe Second City Improv All Stars will perform Feb. 13.  Baladino, an ensemble from Israel, will perform March 28, after a week-long residency. The Cashore Marionettes will present its show April 8. Shows will be held at the Unity Christian Knight Center or Northwestern College Christ Chapel.

 

Le Vent du Nord and Baladino are funded in part through Arts Midwest, which has chosen Orange City for four residencies from 2013 through 2015.

 

The Iowa Arts Council also awarded Project Grants, in addition to Orange City’s Rural Arts Development Grant, to support 14 Iowa projects.

 

Rural Arts Development Grants support arts projects that positively impact the quality of life in rural Iowa, demonstrate public value and support IAC funding priorities. Funding comes from the Iowa Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

The Iowa Arts Council is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, which is responsible for developing the state’s interest in the areas of the arts, history and other cultural matters. DCA preserves, researches, interprets and promotes an awareness and understanding of local, state and regional history and stimulates and encourages the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and public interest and participation in them.

 

It implements tourism-related art and history projects as directed by the General Assembly and designs a comprehensive, statewide, long-range plan with the assistance of the Iowa Arts Council to develop the arts in Iowa.

 

More information about DCA is available at www.culturalaffairs.org.

 

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An Evening of Dance at Unity’s Knight Center Feb. 1

An Evening of Dance An Evening of Dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Unity Christian Knight Center, featuring young dancers from Just for Kix, Robin's School of Dance, Northwestern College, Unity Christian High and MOC-Floyd Valley High. The show, sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council, will be held from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Pictured is the dance team from MOC-FV (photo by Roni De Jong, courtesy of Sioux County Capital-Democrat).

An Evening of Dance
An Evening of Dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Unity Christian Knight Center, featuring young dancers from Just for Kix, Robin’s School of Dance, Northwestern College, Unity Christian High and MOC-Floyd Valley High. The show, sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council, will be held from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Pictured is the dance team from MOC-FV (photo by Roni De Jong, courtesy of Sioux County Capital-Democrat).

ORANGE CITY – The third annual An Evening of Dance will feature preschoolers through college students, dancing at the Unity Christian Knight Center Saturday, Feb. 1.

The dance teams from MOC-Floyd Valley High, Unity Christian High and Northwestern College, and students from Just For Kix and Robin’s School of Dance, will present an hour-long show.

The 7:00 p.m. performance will feature a variety of dance styles, under the leadership of dance instructors Emily Loveland, Melissa Knobloch, Becky Donahue and Robin Dohrer. Dancers are all ages, from preschoolers to college students.

The Northwestern team – 20 young women and one man – will be competing at the GPAC Cheer & Dance Invitational at Fremont, NE the following weekend. Unity and MOC-FV will be performing separately on Feb. 1, but also one dance together. Three ensembles from Robin’s School of Dance will perform, including a musical theatre dance, a hip-hop and a tribute to Michael Jackson. And, of course, the young dancers from Just for Kix will steal the show.

The show is a celebration of the art of dance, said Donahue, dance instructor and a member of the Orange City Arts Council board. Many families are part of the dance community, but each year the Arts Council offers An Evening of Dance, to share the dancers’ talents with the broader citizenry.

Emcee of the evening will be Jim Schaap of Alton.

An hour of dance The Orange City Arts Council is sponsoring An Evening of Dance, Saturday, Feb. 1 from 7:00 to 8:00pm at the Unity Christian Knight Center. Featured will be preschoolers through college students, from Northwestern College, MOC-Floyd Valley High, Unity Christian High, Robin's School of Dance and Just for Kix. Pictured are a couple of dancers from Unity, in their crowd-pleasing performance where each dancer had two "faces"… her own face and the mask. (photo by Doug Calsbeek, courtesy of Sioux County Capital-Democrat)

An hour of dance
The Orange City Arts Council is sponsoring An Evening of Dance, Saturday, Feb. 1 from 7:00 to 8:00pm at the Unity Christian Knight Center. Featured will be preschoolers through college students, from Northwestern College, MOC-Floyd Valley High, Unity Christian High, Robin’s School of Dance and Just for Kix. Pictured are a couple of dancers from Unity, in their crowd-pleasing performance where each dancer had two “faces”… her own face and the mask. (photo by Doug Calsbeek, courtesy of Sioux County Capital-Democrat)

Admission is $1 for adults, free for students.

An Evening of Dance is sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council. For more information, call 712-707-4885 or email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com.

Second City Improv All-Stars to perform in Orange City

Second City hits the City of Orange The Second City Improv All-Stars are coming to Orange City Thursday, Feb. 13. An evening of hilarious improvisation will feature six actors from the legendary Second City.  The show begins at 7:00pm at the Unity Knight Center in Orange City, sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council, Iowa Arts Council and Community Bank. A workshop is also being offered, with limited admission. Call Orange City Arts, 707-4885.

Second City hits the City of Orange
The Second City Improv All-Stars are coming to Orange City Thursday, Feb. 13. An evening of hilarious improvisation will feature six actors from the legendary Second City. The show begins at 7:00pm at the Unity Knight Center in Orange City, sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council, Iowa Arts Council and Community Bank. A workshop is also being offered, with limited admission. Call Orange City Arts, 707-4885.

 

ORANGE CITY – It’s true. Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre, Second City, is coming to northwest Iowa. Second City’s Improv All-Stars will perform at the Unity Christian Knight Center in Orange City Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:00pm.

The show will be entirely improvised, based on audience input.

Sponsor of the evening is the Orange City Arts Council.

Founded over 50 years ago in Chicago, The Second City has become a premier training ground for the world’s best comedians, with an alumni list that reads like a who’s who of American hilarity: Tina Fey, Joan Rivers, Stephen Colbert, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, John Candy, Gilda Radner and countless others.0b4edd63-cc44-45c4-aacb-3d4b7f92d65e_2

Today there are Second City training centers in Chicago, Toronto and Los Angeles. Four touring companies perform throughout North America and abroad. And a communications division teaches improv-based skills to business professionals.

The company to perform in Orange City includes Nick Rees, a native of Sioux City… in addition to Kellen Alexander, Lisa Barber, Rachel LaForce, Chris Redd, and Christine Tawfik.Rees_Nick_06-2011_sm

The evening promises to bring a family-friendly show with hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation.

General admission tickets for Second City Improv All-Stars may be purchased at the Orange City Arts Council office, Dove Christian Bookstore, and at the door. Adults are $10, students $7. For more information, call 712-707-4885, email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or check the website: orangecityarts.net.

An afternoon workshop is also being offered, with limited admission. Advance tickets are required for the workshop, at $10. Contact the Orange City Arts Council, 707-4885. Theatre departments from Northwestern College, Dordt College & Unity Christian High are linking with OC Arts in sponsoring the workshop, and theatre students from those schools may contact their theatre instructors for workshop tickets.GreenCo_C

The show is part of the Beyond Onstage series, sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council, with support from Community Bank of Alton & Orange City and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Call for Art: Artists’ Showcase: Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition: “Man of La Mancha”

215px-Playbill_Man_of_La_ManchaArtists’ Showcase: 

Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition

Man of La Mancha

A CALL FOR ENTRIES

Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre Arts Center

Orange City, IA

Exhibit: February 14-22, 2014

Submission Deadline: January 20, 2014

 

 

THE EXHIBITION

The third Artists’ Showcase: Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition offers an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work February 14-22, 2014 at the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre Arts Center in Orange City IA, in conjunction with the production of Man of La Mancha. Regional artists (from Iowa and within a 300-mile radius of Orange City, IA) are invited to submit work to the juried exhibition, Man of La Mancha.  The exhibition’s work is to be related to the theme of the musical.  Jurors will select the works that best display both facility and conceptual cohesiveness as applied to the exhibition’s theme.

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

January 20, 2014

 

VENUE

DeWitt Theatre Arts Center, Northwestern College, 809 Albany Ave. SE, Orange City IA 51041

 

THE PRODUCTION: MAN OF LA MANCHA

The award-winning theatre department at Northwestern College is presenting Man of La Mancha February 14-15 and 20-22 at 7:30pm and Feb. 22 at 2:00pm at the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center.  Miguel de Cervantes wrote his masterpiece, Don Quixote, in the 17th century, telling the story of a “mad” knight with an “impossible dream”… and Dale Wasserman later created a non-musical play. The original 1965 Broadway production ran for 2,328 performances and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Director at Northwestern is Jeff Barker.

 

ELIGIBILITY & MEDIA

This exhibit is open to any adult, college or high school-age artist, from Iowa or within a 300-mile radius of Orange City, Iowa. Artwork must be original in concept, composition and execution, and must have been created in the past three years. Artwork may not have been shown previously in an Orange City Arts Council exhibit. All 2-D and 3-D media will be considered, and must be ready to hang/present. Sawtooth hangers are not allowed. If you have work that you feel need not be framed, please email Emily Stokes (emily.stokes@nwciowa.edu) to inquire about that.

 

THEME OF EXHIBITION: MAN OF LA MANCHA

Man of La Mancha features everything from madness to idealism, from absurd dreams to magnificent yearnings. It’s a humor-filled story of unquenchable spirit, undying valor, and the fine line between illusion and reality. One of the themes is seeing the world not as it is, but as it should be. Another is that the marginalized and “looney,” rather than the sanest of us, see the real truth of life. Artists are asked to submit their own interpretations of any of these themes. Include a short written statement for the jurors on the relationship of submitted art to the theme.

 

INSURANCE

The Orange City Arts Council will exercise all reasonable care in handling and hanging the art, and does have limited insurance coverage. However, the Orange City Arts Council assumes no responsibility for damage or loss to works submitted. Insurance is the responsibility of the exhibiting artist.

 

AGREEMENT

Works accepted for exhibition may not be withdrawn prior to the close of the show.

The Orange City Arts Council reserves the right to install the works in any manner deemed necessary for exhibition or security purposes.

 

SALES & REPRODUCTION

The Orange City Arts Council will finalize any sales of exhibited artwork at a price that is set by the artist. Sales are subject to a 20% commission, so prices should be set accordingly. Works not for sale must be clearly marked “NFS.”

The submission of entries presupposes that the right is granted to photograph accepted works for education and publicity purposes. Otherwise, taking photos of the artwork during the exhibit is prohibited.

 

ENTRY PROCEDURES

Entrants are limited to three entries. Sets, e.g., diptych, may be classified as one entry.

There is no entry fee.

We request digital images only. Submissions for jurying must be quality jpg images – 200 dpi and no larger than 2 MB.

Email the images to ocArts@orangecityiowa.com.

The image must be a true representation of the work submitted. The Orange City Arts Council reserves the right to reject work accepted which does not conform to the quality represented by the submission.

With each submission, also include artist’s name, address, email, phone number, title of work, medium, size, and date of production.

 

A COMPLETED ENTRY CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING:

1. jpg image.

2. artist’s name, address, email, phone number.

3. title of work, medium, size, date of production.

4. short statement relating work to the exhibit’s theme.

 

SUBMIT ENTRY MATERIALS TO:

Email: ocArts@orangecityiowa.com

Contact: Janine Calsbeek, director, Orange City Arts Council, 125 Central Ave. SE, P.O. Box 202, Orange City IA 51041.

Phone: 712.707.6514

Website: www.orangecityarts.net

 

NOTIFICATION

Artists will be notified of acceptance by email by February 3, 2014.

 

LABELING THE ART

Art accepted for the show is to be labelled on a 3×5-inch paper on the upper left corner, backside of the artwork. Include name of artist, title of work, media and sale price or NFS. If your work is a diptych or triptych, please note whether the pieces are to be displayed horizontally or vertically.

 

COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS, JURORS’ CHOICES, CASH PRIZES

All artists accepted for exhibition will be given two complimentary tickets to the Northwestern College Theatre Department’s production, Man of La Mancha.

Jurors will select the “best of show” with a $50 cash prize and “honorable mention,” $20 cash prize.

 

TIMELINE

Monday, January 20, 2014: Deadline for submission. All entries must be received via email.

Monday, Feb. 3: Acceptance notification emailed to artists.

Wednesday, Feb. 12: 10 a.m. to noon: Art must be hand-delivered to DeWitt Theatre Arts Center, Northwestern College, Orange City. Or prior arrangements may be made to ship or hand-deliver art to  arrive by noon on Feb. 11 to Orange City Arts Council, 125 Central Ave. SE, Orange City IA 51041. Contact Orange City Arts Council, ocArts@orangecityiowa.com.

Friday, Feb. 14: Exhibition opens.

Saturday, Feb. 22: 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Artist reception prior to the production of Man of La Mancha.

Saturday, Feb. 22: Exhibition closes. Artists must pick up their artwork between 9:30-10:30 p.m., unless prior arrangement is made. Contact Orange City Arts Council, ocArts@orangecityiowa.com.

 

JURORS

The exhibit will be juried by artists Rein and Margo Vanderhill of Alton, IA.

 

NOTE

Additional tickets to the Northwestern College Theatre Department’s production, Man of La Mancha, may be ordered by phoning 712-707-7098 or emailing boxoffice@nwciowa.edu. Ticket prices are $7/adults, $4/children.

 

SPONSORS

The Orange City Arts Council is the sponsor of the exhibit, in conjunction with the Northwestern College art and theatre departments. We appreciate your submission. Please share this Call for Entries with other area artists.