The Wilma, SPARK! & Missoula’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Any Given Child Initiative, Proudly Presents:
The SPARK! Showcase
Missoula County Public School students have accessed over 700 hours of additional arts education this year through SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning. Come celebrate SPARK! Arts with us during First Friday on May 5. Ignite your own SPARK! for the arts through interactive projects and performances, and see what MCPS K-8 students have been experiencing in classes throughout the year. Students and SPARK! artists and organizations will be performing dance, drumming, theatre, and storytelling. Enjoy student-created films and a gallery of visual art works made through SPARK! Residencies. We welcome the whole community to come enjoy the arts education process that has been blossoming in Missoula.
SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning is a national partner in the John F. Kennedy Center’s Any Given Child Initiative. We believe that the Arts have the power to ignite the imagination, spark innovation through creativity, and transform learning. SPARK! works in collaboration with artists, classroom teachers, University of Montana staff, MCPS school administration, and volunteers to ensure that the arts are an essential part of every school day. We work to provide opportunities to students through art for art’s sake, arts enhancement, and arts integration.
Doors will open at 4:30, and programming commences at 5:00 pm. Enjoy street performances and interactive visual arts projects outside. Inside, browse the visual arts gallery, view a wide array of student-created films, jump on the dance floor for swing dancing, creative movement, and African Dance, and watch young thespians and storytellers perform. Join us for the entire evening, or stop in for a single event. At 8:00, the incomparable Eden Atwood performs!
See you at the SPARK! Showcase!