Fine Arts Center
Brigham City
Empowering lives through the Arts

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and providing affordable fine arts opportunities for youth and families in the community. We offer after school and evening classes in art, youth choir, theater, drawing, puppetry, and photography. We also offer a variety of community activities including: theater productions, puppet story time for preschoolers, periodic concerts, a Puppet Museum with special family activity times, puppetry workshops in the schools, monthly Open Mic Nights and great recital space for piano and music teachers.

Our current Board members are:
Hal Allen - President
Dave Kafton - Vice Chair
Jeffrey Lowe - Past President
Jennifer Delaney - Treasurer
Dave Neidert
Linda Lowe
Ryan Erwin
Jodi Baird
Austin Weyand
Sebastian Smith

Director: Susan Neidert

Office Staff:
Sally Warren, Andy Peterson, Jennifer Delaney, Linda Lowe and Laura Johnson


~ OUR SPONSORS for 2014-2015 ~

Gold Level Contributors:

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation / Russell Family

Boeing Corporation /
Community Fund


Brigham City Autoliv


Box Elder County Tourism

       


    Kiwanis Club of Brigham City


This program is supported in part by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
National Endowment for the Arts Logo Utah Museums Logog

Other 2014-2015  Supporters:

Super Bronze Backers:
Box Elder County Tourism
The Kiwanis Club of Brigham City
Gillies Funeral Chapel
Icon Health and Fitness
Microsoft and Tech Soup.com
Geri Garfield and DeAnn Nichols
KSM Music
Salt Aire Foundation


Bronze Backers:
Hal R. Allen and Associates
Edge Orthodontics
Blanchard's Braces
Cover- up
Brigham Center for Womens Health
Box Elder News Journal
The UPS Store
Anonymous
Two Color Photography
Members First Credit Union
Tom and Alida Hannum
Edward Jones, Ken Kennedy 
JoAnn and Richard Kimber
Dave Kafton<

Other Patron Supporters:
Brigham City Area Chamber,  Idle Isle Cafe, Peach City Ice Cream, Jill Rasmussen, Remuda Golf, Hansen Jewelry, Randy Capener, DDS, Hunan Village, Integrity Home Health, HoneyVille Food Products, Larry Camarillo, USU Brigham City Campus

We welcome your donations year round to support fine arts programs and community activities.

We are a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization and your donations are not only tax deductible, but strive to make a positive difference for youth and families!

  • Light and sound booth techs - training available with 6 month commitment.
  • We are also taking applications for board members.

Contact the Fine Arts Center for more information at 435-723-0740.


 Reminder Notices

Send us an email at: bcfineartscenter@aol.com and let us know if you want specific program reminders or announcements sent to your e-mail address. Please indicate what topics you are interested in, ie: preschool puppet time, open mike, concerts, after school classes, adult/ evening art classes, etc. and you will get a three to four day notice for programs and a two week registration notice for classes.


FLYAWAY MINIATURES ANYONE??!!

This is a fund raiser for the Fine Arts Center and the Brigham City Heritage and Arts Board.
We still have miniatures available for sale.
The Brigham City Main Street Flyway took to the air a second year in April.
They are 18 by 22 inch panels that will again hang from lamp posts on Main street between Forest and First South April - November.
Miniatures of all eight panels are available for purchase at the Fine Arts Center and at the Bear River Bird Refuge Education Center just west of Brigham City.
Pictured here are all 8 of 16 designs.
The miniature 2 x 4 inch cut outs are great Brigham City souvenirs for matting or use as ornaments.

February- March   2015 Happenings

"Dog gone Fun" A  school's out celebration of man's best friend. 
Friday March 6th   10  am to 12 noon
Youth 4 to 12 are invited to join us for doggie stories,  puppet making, activities and treats.  
Come  laugh and sing with us as we share funny dog stories. 
Advanced registration  requested  
Call (435) 723-0740 
Cost is $2 per child.

SPRING- WINTER CLASSES
Please register at 435-723-0740 or Email: bcfineartscenter@aol.com.
We still  have openings in our youth choir program. Help your child learn to sing in a group and learn the beauty of singing correctly  while having fun.  Mondays 4-5 pm. 
BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY  on Wednesday evenings started  Wednesday February 25.  It is not too late to register for this 6 week class by Gary Warren.

   -- See Winter/Spring Classes link for more information.



MUSIC IN THE CITY - Friday, March 20th - We welcome the world class saxophone quartet - Four!

Music in the City and Brigham City Fine arts Center Present The World Class Saxophone Quartet, FOUR - Friday, March 20





                                                                        Could this be "Supersax" re-inventing
themselves after entering the witness protection program? These cats are dazzling in every way! …Beautiful, intelligent, soulful, swinging and all done with the highest caliber of performance.” (Noah Peterson, KPSU Radio Portland),
     "Bravo!" (Jean-Marie Londeix after FOUR’s concert in Ljubljana),
    “Strong writing and solos, coupled with rhythmically solid ensemble playing and lots of energy to spare.” (Frank Bongiorno, Saxophone Journal),
    “With Friends Like These is an enjoyable listen.” (Robert Iannapollo, Cadence Magazine), 
    “I particularly enjoyed the performances by FOUR. Kudos to Mark Watkins for... his great arrangements and to Brent Jensen for his sophisticated alto solos.” (Farrell Vernon, North American Saxophone Alliance, Bangkok Congress Report).


Tickets: $10/$7 students. Buy at the door or online! This show will sell out so we advise you to get your tickets early!
Music in the City Concert Tickets Link


MUSIC IN THE CITY CONCERTS are scheduled for the 3rd Fridays of November, and January thru May
See our 2014-2015 performance line up on the Music in the City Page! You won't want to miss any of these shows!
Individual Tickets $10 per person ($7 with student ID.)
Ticket includes $1 off dessert at Peach City after the concert.


Next Open Mic - Saturday 3/14/15 -- features Trish and Ken .  7 pm- see Open Mic link 


Our eighth annual ART-TELL is scheduled for

April 13-18, 2015  

With a theme of: 
"In the Eye of the Beholder"  
This is an annual event that encourages art as a storyteller and Storytelling as an art. The event is held at the Fine Arts Center and at USU Brigham City. 
 
A new theme is picked every year,  The call to entry gives details for the adult art contest to be held.
We plan to hold our usual activities which included :
  • Youth and Adult Art contests, 
  • Youth storytelling contest, 
  • People's choice voting, 
  • Designer poster by Dave Kafton, 
  • Music in the City Concert  
  • Gala Fundraising Dinner and 
  • Awards Ceremony.|
    Come join in the fun-  Show off your artwork and help us celebrate!
Important Dates:
Wed. Mar 25: Youth Story Telling Contest Registration due
Friday, March 27 4:00pm: Youth Story Telling Contest.
Tuesday, March 31: Youth Art Entries Due.
Wednesday, April 15 at 5:30: Adult/High School Art Contest Entries Due.
Thurs-Sat, April 16-18: Themed Art Show Open 2 - 7 pm.
Friday, April 17, 7:30pm: Music in the City Concert - Folk Duo - Otter Creek
Saturday, April 18, 6:00 pm: Annual Gala Fundraiser Dinner - Catered by Iron Gate Grill $25/plate
Saturday, April 18, 8:00 pm: Art Show Awards Reception

Important Links:
Art-Tell Call for Entries
Printable Art-Tell Call for Entries 2015

Youth Art and Storytelling Contests
Printable Call for Entries Youth Storytelling and Art Contest Guidelines, CLICK HERE!
Download Helpful Suggestions for Youth Storytellers: CLICK HERE.



FAMILY FUN NIGHTS --  More info coming soon. Jan 12 we met at Box Elder High and made snowmen during a Community fair for parents.  We are still looking at March and April options.



Family Theatre Program at The Fine Arts Center -"Creative Stage" 

Theater for families Annie Jr. Audition information- Auditions went well with over 40 people auditioning.  We are looking forward to a very exciting show with a cast of 28.  Show dates are set for May 7,8,9,and 11.  See you then!! 


CHARLOTTE'S WEB - DECEMBER 5, 6, & 8, 2014

The show was an awesome success- thanks to all who participated and all who came.

Included here are a few of Charlotte's Web cast Spider Charlotte (Amelia Naumann) center Overlooks Goslings (Connor Naumann, Lily Walter, and Paige Walker), Templeton the Rat (Jonathon Payne), Goose (Katrina Wood) and Gander (Alex Patterson).


Brigham City Fine Arts Center and The FACE Presents: Arsenic &amp; Old Lace - Feb. 6, 7, &amp;9 2015

Arsenic and Old Lace - presented by FACE our high school theater troupe -was a great show. Thanks to all who made it possible.


  Mommy and Me Music Time: The 4th Wednesday of the month 9:30 to 10:30 am
Also, see Friday Puppet story times. No charge, although $1 donation per child suggested to help cover crafts.



Pay It Forward: For young teens ages 12-15 years. Meet at The Fine Arts Center or as indicated. For current meeting time and latest volunteer opportunities See pay it forward link.




PLEASE CHECK OUT THE SIDEBAR FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ONGOING PROGRAMS:
-- Improv Faction: Thursdays 5-6pm For 8th grade and up
-- World of Puppetry Museum: 1st and 3rd Saturdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm 
-- Preschool puppet story time: 2nd Friday of the month September through May, 9:30 to 10:30 am
-- Music Time: 4th Wednesday of the Month 9:30 to 10:30 pm. (geared to 2-5 year olds) * Check exceptions for December.
-- Open Mic Night: Monthly on a Saturday night. Next Open Mic Night will be February . The doors open up to all at 7 pm. See Open Mic Page for more info. Watch for occasional open mic show case concerts at 6 pm on these dates.

-- Peach Days Melodrama: Thanks to all the performers and audience members who made last  year's September "Peach Days" melodrama a great success.  Watch for details of this year's show Later in June- Auditions in July.