Canton Museum of Art Sponsors 2nd Annual Series of Free Arts Programs in North Canton



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 24, 2013, Canton, Ohio — Thanks to a generous grant from North Canton City Council, through the agency of the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District, the Canton Museum of Art (CMA) will present its second annual series of free arts programs at the North Canton Civic Center — beginning Thursday, May 9, at 7pm with the Canton Ballet and continuing through July.  All programs will take place at the North Canton Civic Center on Thursday evenings at 7pm, with each lasting approximately one hour.   

Based on the success of last year’s series, which attracted hundred to the audiences, CMA reapplied for and received a second grant.  Along with the Canton Museum of Art, four other major arts organizations in Stark County will participate in the series:  Canton Ballet, the Brass Quintet of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Players Guild Theatre and Voices of Canton, Inc. (VOCI). 

The program schedule includes:
• May 9 —        Canton Ballet performance, led by Artistic Director Cassandra Crowley;
• May 23 —      Canton Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet performance; 
• June 6 —       Players Guild Theatre cast members will present “Behind the Scenes of Peter Pan;”
• June 20 — Canton Museum of Art will introduce its upcoming exhibition, “Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible” with a video and showcase of medieval drawing and calligraphy, as well as actual-size fine art editions of The Saint John’s Bible from Malone University.  

An additional program by VOCI has not yet been scheduled, and an “All-Day Art Experience” event for youngsters and adults is being planned for a Saturday in July.

As part of an education outreach component of the program, the Canton Museum of Art will present an hour-long “Art Experience” at 6pm just prior to all Thursday evening performances.  Designed to involve school-age children and their parents, each Art Experience will involve the use of recycled materials such as cardboard, which the children will construct into large multi-colored geometric shapes. 

Specific details will be posted for each performance at, or contact the Canton Museum of Art, 330-453-7666, for more information on the series.

About the Canton Museum of Art
The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is recognized for its Permanent Collection of American watercolors and contemporary ceramics, unique exhibits and education outreach programs.  The CMA offers a changing exhibition schedule each year that highlights works in its Permanent Collection, major touring exhibitions and original exhibits organized by the CMA.  Learn more by calling (330) 453-7666, or at, on Facebook® at “Canton Museum of Art” or @CantonMuseum on Twitter®.

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