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Grand Center Arts Academy hosts Open House
What: Grand Center Arts Academy hosts Open House
Where: Grand Center Arts Academy, 711 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103
When: Friday, May 11, 2012 at 5-8 p.m.
More info: www.grandcenterartsacademy.org, 314-533-1791
Grand Center Arts Academy, the first and only visual and performing arts charter school in the state of Missouri, will host an open house for prospective families and interested members of the public from 5 to 8 p.m. May 11. The event will coincide with the annual Art Walk in Grand Center.
The open house includes public tours of the beautifully restored, state-of-the-art facility, which was completed last summer by the Lawrence Group; a display of GCAA's talented art students in the main lobby; and a special performance by The Wire Pilots from 6:10 to 6:50 p.m. At 7 p.m. GCAA will present its advanced String Ensemble, followed by selected student singers and instrumentalists at 7:30 p.m. in the lobby.
The night also marks the opening of “A Chromatic Confluence,” a temporary public art installation at the corner of Grand Boulevard and Samuel Shepard Drive. GCAA students have been assisting Austin-based artists Lucy Begg and Robert Gay with the preparation and construction of the outdoor installation.
GCAA is now enrolling students for grades 6 through 9 for the 2012/2013 school year on a first-come, first-served basis. Students eligible to attend must be residents of the city of St. Louis or residents of St. Louis County and eligible to attend St. Louis Public Schools under the voluntary transfer program. All applicants will meet with Principal Lynne Glickert as part of the acceptance process and will be expected to give a brief demonstration of artistic aptitude.
In addition to providing a rigorous academic program including science, math, social studies and English, the school offers world-class training in music (including stringed instruments), vocal instruction, theater, visual art and dance.
Visit www.grandcenterartsacademy.org, or call 314-533-1791 for applications and more information.