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For a second year in a row Meeker Arts and Cultural Council shared a day filled with active theater workshops with five Barone middle school students at the Colorado State Junior Thespian Day. The workshops were presented in a round-robin fashion, so that students could experience all of the guest artists that are brought in from Broadway to Hollywood, to instruct students on the numerous aspects of theater arts.
MACC provided transportation, hotel, and conference expenses for the students in attendance this year. The students left Meeker Wednesday, Dec. 11 for the Dec. 12 workshops located at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. After a morning of workshops the students got to enjoy the musical “Madeline” performed by Rifle High School. It was the first time a high school from the western slope was chosen for this honor.
MACC’s goals are to lead and facilitate a vibrant artist and art organization network, steward the Rio Blanco County Historical Society, promote art in education through collaborative efforts in children’s theater and middle school productions, collaborate with ERBM Rec and Parks District, Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Meeker and to enrich adults and youth development with continued learning through seminars.
If you are interested in supporting MACC, a non profit organization, please join them in their meetings held the first Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the Heritage Cultural Center or consider donating (send checks to P.O. Box 1026 Meeker, CO 81641).
(Above) the girls inside Bellco Theater: Jayda May (eighth grade), Hailey Steele (sixth grade), Bella Blazon (eighth grade), Ella Dunn (seventh grade) and Allie Sanders (eighth grade).