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<
Kathy Philpot

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, 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.

 March- April    2015 Happenings

See info below on the Complete works of William Shakespeare,  Abridged and ART-TELL 2015

AUDITIONS FOR  "ODD COUPLE" by Neil Simon:  This classic  1960's comedy is scheduled to be presented by friends of Icon Health and Fitness the first three weekends (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays)  in June. The show is under the direction of Tony Ritchie and auditions are scheduled for Thursday  March 26 7:00-9:00 pm   and Saturday March 28 11:00 AM  to 1:00 PM. At the Fine Arts Center.  For further questions on  auditions contact Ritchie at 801- 644-6923.
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FACE Alumni Present: 
"The Complete Works of  William Shakespeare, Abridged"
Friday, Saturday, and Monday March 27, 28, and 30 - 7:30pm.
Tickets only $5 and are on sale now! Available here or at the door.    Tickets for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged! March 27, 28, 30, 2015 - 7:30 pm
     
 
Brigham City Fine Arts Center and FACE Present: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged - March 27, 28. 30.










SPRING CLASSES
Please register at 435-723-0740 or Email: bcfineartscenter@aol.com.
Intermediate Drawing is scheduled to start  April 2nd ( skip April 9)
 and continue for 6 weeks. This class for  6-9 grade students will be taught by Ann Davis.  Cost is $32.
( Minimum of 6 students needed for class to run)

Youth Choir: We still  have openings in our youth choir program. Help your child develop stage presence and learn to sing in a group. Learn the beauty of singing correctly  while having fun.  Mondays 4-5 pm. 



MUSIC IN THE CITY - Next concert will be Friday April 17 with Nationally known Folk Duo Otter Creek.  If you like Leaping Lulu, you will like  Otter Creek with several different instruments and great tight vocals  


Friday, March 20th - was another great concert with FOUR some awesomely great Saxophone players, we thank for taking the time to coam and play for us. Thanks too to Box Elder High School Jazz band for an awesome opener.
Music in the City and Brigham City Fine arts Center Present The World Class Saxophone Quartet, FOUR - Friday, March 20



Tickets: for
Otter Creek
available
after April 1.
$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 4/11/15 7 pm warm up features  'Facing West'.,  a young guitar and bass duo from  the Harrisville area.

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.