Arts center offers camps
BEDFORD - The Bedford County Arts Center will offer two kids art camps in the coming weeks.
The first, "Puppet Camp," will be held from Monday through July 27. According to an arts center release, students will "learn about the world of puppets from age-old marionettes and shadow puppets to our modern Jim Henson style puppets. Create puppets of your own and perform them on our puppet stage." The camp may end with a puppet movie created by the students.
The second camp, "Animation Camp," will be held from Aug. 6 to Aug. 10. From the release: "Learn about the world of animation. Meet and talk with a working animator [Tuesday] and create your own stop motion animation."
This camp will end with an exhibition at the Arts Center in the Anderson House and a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 12.
Camps are $125 each or $200 for both. Both camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will meet in the Locality Gallery and Workshop at 142 E Pitt St, Bedford. Please pack a lunch.
Scholarships may be available, please call the Arts Center at 623-1538 if interested.
ACT holding auditions
Altoona Community Theatre will hold auditions for the comedy "The Fox on the Fairway" at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the ACT Rehearsal Hall, 1213 12th Street.
The new comedy by Ken Ludwig - whose other plays "Lend Me a Tenor," "Moon Over Buffalo" and "Leading Ladies" have been popular in the past with ACT audiences - follows the owners of the rival Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel country clubs who shake hands on a sizeable wager for their next tournament, only to see it all fall to pieces.
Frequent ACT actress Tara E. Enedy is making her ACT directorial debut with the show.
"The Fox on the Fairway" requires three men and three women. All roles are open and no previous experience or prior participation with
ACT is necessary to audition
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Perusal copies are available through the ACT office.
Rehearsals for "The Fox on the Fairway" will begin the second week in August. Performances are Sept. 20 to 23 at the Mishler Theatre. ACT also is looking for volunteers to work on the production's set, costumes, makeup, lighting and props crews.
Sign up during auditions or contact the ACT office at 943-4357.
Art students get showcase
JOHNSTOWN - Project Ability is a six-week workshop funded through a grant by the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. The participants are people with physical disabilities who have been given an opportunity to express and showcase their perspectives through a partnership between Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers and ART WORKS in Johnstown.
The 12 students have been learning the principles of photography, such as lines and angles, from Abby Ward, a 2012 art education graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Along with being introduced to the steps of creative image capturing and gaining a familiarity with the work flow process, the students have been deeply involved in the planning of their open house.
Each of the students chose three of their favorite photos, which will be on display at an open house at ART WORKS through July 28.