Here at Practical Art, we strongly believe in the transformative and community–building power of art. Hence, we strive to bring art into the everyday. Luckily, we are not alone in this mission. Organizations, such as Rising Youth Theatre work hard to bring incredible artistic experiences to the youth and the community— which is why we are excited to feature them this Friday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm during the most scrumptious night of the month, Charity Pie Night!
In an article from Edutopia, Fran Smith quotes a report by the Rand Corporation stating, “the intrinsic pleasures and stimulation of the art experience do more than sweeten an individual’s life — according to the report, they ‘can connect people more deeply to the world and open them to new ways of seeing,’ creating the foundation to forge social bonds and community cohesion.” (Read the full article here)
This quote demonstrates the core of Rising Youth Theatre’s mission statement: to create youth driven theatre that is riveting and relevant, challenging audiences to hear new stories, start conversations and participate in their communities. Through participation on stage, behind the scenes, or in the audience, children, teens, and adults are exposed to innovative ways of thinking and asking questions about the world around us. The result is thoughtful, engaged citizens.
Karen Olson of Vonceil’s Pies will bring her own artistic creations to share, as we celebrate the work of this wonderful organization. Share in a slice, or try a sampling of each unique and delicious flavor as you discuss why the arts are so important to you. We can’t wait to see you there!
A Share of the Pie: Charity Pie Night!
Friday, October 23rd, 2015 from 7pm-9pm
Featured charity: Rising Youth Theatre!
A $5 donation gets you a slice of a Vonceil’s Pies creation! A $10 donation gets you as many in-house tastings as you’d like!
All donations, and 10% of all sales that day, will be donated to Rising Youth Theatre!