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Uptown Blanco to Host Second Annual Children's Festival
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 20, 2013

Blanco Performing Arts will present the second annual Children’s Art Festival on Saturday, June 29 from 8:30-noon at the Uptown Blanco complex. Four talented presenters from different artistic areas will participate.

Nominated for “Best Classical Instrumentalist of 2011-2012” by the Austin Critics’ Table, pianist Carla McElhaney is highly regarded as a passionate and dynamic performing artist and coach. She plays with REVEL, the classical band, and the newly formed Zenith Quintet and teaches at Texas Lutheran University. She will play a short program of widely contrasting pieces as illustrator and artist Ellen Murray paints her interpretation of the music.

A graduate of Ringling School of Art and Design, Ms.Murray is active in Austin as a children’s art camp instructor and will guide the students in painting their own creations.

Ballet San Antonio principal dancer Sarah Pautz will lead the students in interpretive dance and movement. She has performed leading roles with the Ballet in her five years with them and is also sought-after as a teacher and guest artist. Sarah Culpepper, a past recipient of Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year in the Comal ISD and literary UIL event luminary while a student at BISD, will lead the children in dramatic improvisation inspired by Carla’s musical selections.

This event is sponsored in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts and is offered free of charge, but registration is required because space is limited. To register, please call 830-833-5164.

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