Roxbury Arts Group sets open house at 76! Main

Stamford — The Roxbury Arts Group invites community members to stop by 76 MAIN!, 76 Main Street in Stamford on Saturday, June 1 for an open house celebration. Between noon and 3:00 p.m. everyone is welcome to drop by to meet the Roxbury Arts Group staff and instructors who will be running art, dance and music programs scheduled to be offered this year.
Visitors are also invited to partcipate in ‘sample programs’ that will be offered throughout the day, and have the opportunity to register for workshops, purchase tickets for performances, and pick up a 2013 Season Brochure.

There is something for everyone this season – monthly art classes for families with children ages birth to 4, ballet and creative movement dance classes for youngsters, a singer-songwriter performance series curated by John Scarpulla, the continuation of the monthly Writers’ Evenings and Open Mic Jams, and the ever-popular Rock n’ Pop Theater Camp and performance. For more information about 76 MAIN! and all of the programs offered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group visit www.roxburyartsgroup.org or call 607 652-7676 and 607 326-7908.

New this season, the Coffee House at 76 MAIN! will be home to Art Start Academy, a free monthly program designed to introduce babies though pre-K, along with their families, to the arts through activities involving drawing, movement, story-telling and music. Art Start Academy will be led by teacher and artist Anne Gohorel. For the ‘tween’ age-group, the week-long Rock n’ Pop Theater Camp returns for a fourth year. Led by experienced children’s theater director and educator Nancy Bondurant-Couch and singer, songwriter, producer and award winning after-school program director Kelly Wohlford, campers will learn a mini-musical and a concert to perform in front of an audience at the end of the week.

The Roxbury Arts Group will also be offering two dance classes led by professional dancer Victoria Lundell. Creative Movement is for young dancers between the ages of 4 and 6 and will celebrate their creative expression and imagination by introducing rhythm exercises, awareness of the body and basic ballet through creative approaches. Ballet will be offered for the five to eight year olds and will introduce these young dancers to the practice of ballet, an important foundation for all dance forms.

The John Scarpulla & Friends concert series slated for the Carriage House Theater at 76 MAIN! features northeast favorite and lyrical master John Scarpulla to perform and emcee the evenings. Scarpulla will introduce three different singer/songwriters: Walker Hornung, known for his blend of rock and Trinidadian soca, will perform with Scarpulla on June 29; on July 27 Sophie Gault with her rich, soulful voice and foot-stomping guitar playing will take to the stage.
For more information about the Roxbury Arts Group’s venues please call 607 652-7676, 607 326-7908, or visit www.roxburyartsgroup.org.