2018-2019 Season Wrap Up!
4th Avenue Arts would like to say THANK YOU to all our students, community supporters, donors, and faculty & staff on an AMAZING season! We have been blessed with a wonderful community to move...create...and inspire!
This season included SO MANY great things!
Some highlights include:
- Celebrating our 13th season as "Art in the Heart of Huntington"!
- The JDG Company performing for every 4th grader in Cabell County through the "Arts Integrated" tour at the Huntington Museum of Art!
- An Amazing winter production of Ebenezer, directed by Angela Dennis!
- A community outreach program in collaboration with the Golden Girls!
- An amazing Youth Ballet Company who trained, performed, and traveled to Jackson's Mill to dance! Who were also featured models at the Hip Eagle Boutique (Huntington, WV), and had guest artist experiences throughout the season!
- Hosting LunaFest 2018, in collaboration with Branches, in support of domestic violence awareness!
- Producing & hosting Big River Dance & Film Festival 2018!
- Touring/performing at RadFest 2019!
- Working in partnership with artists Carli Maraneck, Matt Saffron, Brittany Fitzgerald, Emily Webb, Mark Williams, Rebecca Misselwitz, Kristen Keeton, William Harmon, and Erin Browning during the 2018-2019 season!
- Hosting the first ever Skate to Create Fundraiser, and launching the beginnings of Skate Dance in Huntington WV!
- Completing Phase One of the "Raise the Roof" Renovation!
- The JDG Company Performing at the 2019 St. Mary's Gala!
- Producing a wonderful season end production, Baba Yaga, co-directed by Jessica Lynn Fox & Angela Dennis.
- Artistic Director, Jessica Lynn Fox, started the season as Ballet Faculty for Governor's School for the Arts 2018, was an artist in residence at Ohio University throughout the season, a guest artist at Marshall University in the African Drum & Dance Ensemble, and is currently working with HART as the choreographer for the upcoming production of The Little Mermaid!
...AND the summer is still on the horizon with SO MANY more exciting things!! We are thrilled to be such an active force in this community! Follow us on social media to stay up to date on current events at 4th Avenue Arts!
Goodbye for now...
We'd like to take a moment and wish Angela Dennis a farewell for now, and a congratulations on a wonderful 2018-2019 season at 4th Avenue Arts! We've all been impacted by her presence and are grateful to share space with such amazing talent and artistry!
"How lucky we are to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." - Winnie The Pooh
Letter From Angela:
Dear 4th Avenue Arts Community,
Thank you for welcoming me into your dance home this past season!
It has been a pleasure to have contributed to the passion and enthusiasm you all have for the art of dance. I have seen such wonderful growth and progress in the amount of time I have shared with you all- what a testament to each of you! Remember to believe in yourself like I believe in you. Be kind and patient with yourself and never give up, just consider new perspectives!
I will take with me all the smiles, laughs, stories and memories we’ve made this year as I move forward toward new personal career opportunities.
Wishing you my very best until our paths cross again.
We'd also like to take a moment and congratulate our 2019 theatre faculty Joanna Murdock on an amazing season! We continue to be blessed by wonderful talent at 4th Avenue Arts and look forward to future projects together!
4th Avenue Arts will be starting our Summer 2019 session next week on June 10th!
Check out the full line up of camps and classes here:
We look forward to announcing our 2019 - 2020 line up of faculty, classes, and productions soon! Stay tuned for details!! We wish you an amazing summer and hope to see you all soon!
"Art in the Heart of Huntington" - 4th Avenue Arts