Mid Day Dance Break Gallery

Mid-Day DANCE Break! Perry Square • All Ages! Thursdays, 12noon-1pm • June 22nd through August 3rd Crime Victim Center (CVC) is pleased to again pair with Jennifer Dennehy to bring an interactive art series called “Mid-Day Dance Break” (MDDB) to downtown community this summer that will bring dance and art into people’s lives, providing a holistic viewpoint, and enriching the community with themes of empowerment and fun. Each week has an empowerment topic: Beauty from Within, Finding Strength, Self-Care, Self-Esteem, Growth, Standing Up: For Yourself and Others, Progressing Through Obstacles, and Community Connectedness. Sessions begin with a brief introduction to the theme followed by performance by either the Lake Effect Hoop Troop or a featured guest artist. Afterwards, attendees will be encouraged to join in a dance workshop. Participants will be given information about the artist, weekly theme, the project series as a whole, and CVC’s free services. MDDB will feature a weekly visual artist who will create a piece inspired by that session. The artist will be present, sketching, photographing, or working on the piece. At the project’s conclusion, this artwork will go on display and sale in gallery format at CVC, with proceeds split between the visual artist and this project’s revenue. Additionally, an established group of amateur artists who participate in CVC’s Creative Healing Group (CHG) will create art inspired by MDDB to join that of the gallery. At the end of the series, pieces of visual art created by local artists and inspired by these sessions will be hung at CVC in gallery format.  Have questions?  Contact Amy at CVC at amyb@cvcerie.org or 814-455-9414.

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See below for a full schedule

Thursdays @ noon

June 15th
Performer(s): Lake Effect Hoop Troop
Artist: Kris Risto

June 22nd
Performer(s): Brett Fallon
Artist: Ehren Knapp

June 29th
Performer(s): True Boys of Urban Erie Community Development Corp
Artist: Barbara Crone

July 6th
Performer(s): Lake Effect Hoop Troop
Artist: Brad Lethaby

July 13th — BREAK (Roar on the Shore Set-up)

July 20th
Performer(s): Erie Dance Theater
Artist: Brad Ford

July 27th
Performer(s): Lake Effect Hoop Troop
Artist: Bryan Toy

August 3rd
Performer(s): TBD
Artist: Thomas Ferraro
Theme Options:
Finding Strength
Progressing through Obstacles
Standing Up
Beauty from within
Bryan Toy
Kris Risto
Ehren Knapp
Michael Engro
Jennifer Dennehy
Fran Schanz
Deborah Sementelli