By KellieAnn Halvorsen
Like a stained glass window whose individual interlocking pieces are necessary for the whole picture to be complete, these creative collaborations displays numerous artistic categories into one seamless production we call a show. Actors, dancers, singers, painters, sculptors, technicians from sound design to welding, architects, construction crews, seamstresses and tailors, designers, and even engineers, each an artisan in their own right and at every skill level, willingly give up hundreds of hours to be apart of this wonderful picture.
And want you to experience it.
The mission statement of The Riverton Art’s Council (www.rivertonartscouncil.org) is to “...provide quality multidiscipline, art-oriented experiences that enrich our community, entertain our patrons, provide opportunities for local artisans and volunteers to develop and exhibit their craft, and encourage participants, especially youth, to learn, refine, and confidently showcase the performing arts.” Kim Ostler, Artistic director, of the council expanded on this in her explanation of the creative vision she has for the organization and where she thinks its programs can lead to over the next few years. “ Ultimately we would like to establish some sort of Performance Co-Op. A network of individuals and organizations from across the valley, that can pool resources and talents together, making it easier to put on high quality productions and showcase local artists not just here in Riverton but in the surrounding areas. But this would only be possible with the support of the community.”
So how can you support the local arts?
Here is three easy suggestions:
1-Join the Audience
2- Get on stage
3 - Volunteer off stage
The chance to do so is just around the corner. Open auditions for their TaDa! Children’s Theater production of Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto's Musical Tale” are set for August 24-25, the show runs October 24-27, and is casting is open for children ages 7 years old to 9th graders. Both auditions and performances will take place as the Riverton Civic center, 12830 South Redwood Road Riverton UT,84065. The TaDa Children's Theater is unique program with a goal to allow younger kids to play bigger roles and gain performing skill they usually would not get the opportunity to until much older.