Fine Arts Day 2006
Gavin Wartick of Rose Hill High School with his Best of Show sculpture. 135 area students attended the first Fine Arts Day held March 1. Aubree Nighswonger, also of Rose Hill, won Best of Show for her charcoal drawing.
Pinocchio draws 1,600 area children
Pinocchio, sponsored by Cowley College’s Act One Drama Club and the Tyger Tawk Communications Club, drew 1,600 area children to the showing of the play held in December at the Robert Brown Theatre. Children from Arkansas City, Dexter, Cedar Vale, Trinity Lutheran (Winfield), Newkirk (Okla.), and Sacred Heart were entertained with two morning shows, and one afternoon showing of the play. The play sold out its 7 p.m. performance that was open to the public. Tom Mason, Director of the Children’s Theatre, thought the play was a tremendous success. “The children seemed to really love it and the actors and actresses really enjoyed their parts which was easily seen on the stage,” Mason said.
Cast and Crew of Proposals, a Neil Simon comedy preformed March 2, 3,4. Directed by Scott McLaughlin and staged by Jamison Rhodes.