The Rep’s Young Artists Host Silent Auction Fundraiser for Scholarships
Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s Young Artists will host a silent auction fundraiser beginning Friday, July 19. The auction will be open on performance days one hour before each performance. The auction is open to the public and will feature five artwork pieces by The Rep’s Young Artists including Matthew Hugg. All winners of the auction items will be announced following the final SMTI performance on August 3, 2013. Winners not present at the event will be notified. All proceeds from the auction will go to The Rep’s Young Artist Guild Scholarship fund. To date, the Young Artist Guild has given $75,000 in scholarships to students.
Friday, July 19 from 6 -7 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 from 12 -1 p.m. and 6 -7 p.m.
Friday, August 2 from 6 -7 p.m.
Saturday, August 3 from 12 -1 p.m. and 6 -7 p.m.
Featured Artist: Matthew Hugg
Matthew is 11 years old, ambidextrous and is a member of SMTI Select, the 10-12 year group of The Rep’s Summer Musical Theatre Intensive (SMTI) program. Matthew has always enjoyed drawing and decided to take a private art lesson just for fun with Anja Dewitt, an accomplished artist and photographer. Matthew takes occasional art lessons from Anja and she has instructed him on the artwork submitted for this exhibit. Matthew believes his participation in theatre has inspired his artistic talent, and he is immensely grateful. In addition to art and theatre, Matthew loves, drums, guitar, football and Miss Nicole. Matthew has donated his piece entitled, “Glorious Day” to the SMTI art auction. The piece is a 24×30 acrylic on canvas framed and would be a welcomed addition to any home.
About The Rep’s Young Artist Program
The Summer Musical Theater Intensive, under the direction of Nicole Capri, The Rep’s Resident Director and Director of Education, is an intensive, audition-based theatre training program designed exclusively for motivated young artists who are serious about the arts and musical theatre. The SMTI staff is comprised of professional directors, choreographers, musicians and designers. Daily rehearsals are structured similarly to a professional summer stock experience and include instruction in musical theatre techniques, multi-media, costume and stage make-up, dance and vocal coaching. Each session involves intensive daily rehearsals culminating in a public workshop performance of a selected musical or musical revue. The summer production is then refined, recast and remounted in the fall on The Rep Main Stage for patrons of all ages, and remains one of the most popular productions at the theatre each season.
For more information about The Rep’s Young Artist www.therep.org/attend/productions/seniorprojectelan.