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Cherry Arts Mobile Gallery comes to C2E, community night open to all DCSD families

PARKER- Two DCSD schools, Challenge to Excellence Middle School (C2E) and Ben Franklin Academy, jointly received a $10,000 Alliance Project Grant for 2016-2017 from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. C2E Middle School and Ben Franklin are the only two DCSD schools to receive this award that enhances cultural, science and arts education for their students through field trips, guest speakers, workshops, enhanced curriculum and teacher development.

As a result of this grant, Cherry Arts “Mobile Art Gallery” is coming to C2E on November 1-15, 2016 with a Community Night on Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Middle School art students will learn how to be art docents and provide tours for C2E, Ben Franklin, and community attendees. Cherry Arts will display a variety of art mediums including 3-dimensional pieces that will broaden the world of art for children and the community. The event is open to everyone in Douglas County. If you are interested in bringing a group to participate, please contact Tammy Bergman at tlbergman[at]c2e[dot]org. Part of the grant’s mission is to share the learning with our community.

The Scientific and Cultural Facilities is a collaboration of Colorado organizations that support the arts, science, culture, and humanities. Since 1989, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) has distributed funds from a 1/10 of 1% sales and use tax to cultural facilities throughout the seven-county Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. The funds support cultural facilities whose primary purpose is to enlighten and entertain the public through the production, presentation, exhibition, advancement and preservation of art, music, theatre, dance, zoology, botany, natural history and cultural history.


Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cherry Arts Mobile Art Gallery at Challenge to Excellence Middle School
16995 Carlson Dr, Parker, CO 80134


November 1, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category:

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