"The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation". ~ Auguste Rodin
|The Maple Valley Creative Arts Council is dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of the Arts in our community and schools and to being a source of inspiration and education to enhance the quality of life for everyone.The Arts Council's immediate goal is to cultivate stronger partnerships with our schools, businesses and greater community, specific to our youth and citizens in the areas of visual and performing arts.
This is a great time to be an artist or an art lover! Maple Valley is flourishing and our group has shaped community awareness of the Arts in such a way that Auguste Rodin would be proud. Join us and share your talents and enthusiasm for the Arts. Membership is easy, and is only $25. Your annual membership will allow us to fund our FREE community events and affordable programs, like Maple Valley Idol, Jr., Theater for All, and the Annual Maple Valley Days Arts Fest.
Donations and corporate sponsorships also help our events calendar grow! We will also be happy to display your promotional materials at our office and events, as well as linking your website with ours.
Maple Valley Creative Arts Council is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. EIN 91-1980307. All donations are tax exempt to the full extent of the law. Please consult your tax adviser for more information.
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Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey! If you would like more information regarding the branding initiative, please contact Steve Chandler at email@example.com or Tim Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, please follow the Branding Maple Valley Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/brandingmaplevalleywa/
Please click the link below to begin the survey.
Community Survey Link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/MapleValleyCommunitySvy
Vocal Performance Kids Camp*
August 5th-9th, 2019
Maple Valley Creative Arts Center is proud to partner with Voice in the Valley Music Studio to offer this fun-filled, weeklong camp specifically designed for developing female vocalists (ages 11-18), emphasizing the importance of solid vocal technique to enhance song performance. Participants will explore multiple songs (solos/duets/ensembles) from a variety of genres including Musical Theatre, Classical, Folk, Jazz, and Pop, being coached by Dr. Jessi Jumper and our special vocal coach, Jessie Siren! Specific focus is on the importance of proper singing techniques, including posture, breath, phonation, and resonation, as well as the importance of connecting with your audience through dramatic action on stage.
This special camp also focuses on uplifting and empowering young girls in our community in a safe and inclusive environment. In addition to learning music that has positive, powerful messages, campers also explore relative social issues such as self esteem development, peer pressure, body issues, bullying, and more. Our goal is to give these talented young women the tools to leave feeling confident as a performer and as a person, secure in who they are, and beautiful from the inside out.
The workshop is held daily from 9am-2pm Monday-Thursday. Friday's dress rehearsal will be held from 4pm-6pm. The Final Performance Showcase will be held at 6pm, open to the public.
*Space is limited for both camps, early registration is encouraged!
Early Bird Special $225
$250 after May 1st
Click HERE for more information or to register!
New Class Starting This Fall:
DRAWING & PAINTING FROM LIFE
Fridays from 9 to 11:30 am
2019 Session #1
September 20 - October 25
(Reduced rate for this session; No class on 10/4)
2019 Session #2
November 8 - December 13
Join MVCAC Executive Director, artist, and three-time Arts Fest award winner Brenda Chrystie where you'll work from live models, still life, and your photographs.
Register before at least two weeks before each session begins in order to receive a discount. Also, special discounts for MVCAC members! (Hint: MVCAC membership is only $25 for 12 months)
Otherwise, classes are $35 each after registration closes for each session.
Fees include model fees, easels, facility and instruction only. Instruction will be very casual and on an as-needed or requested basis.
Here are supplies to have in mind:
- Oil and/or chalk pastels;
- Assorted drawing pencils and erasers;
- Charcoal, chamois, stumps, etc.;
- Watercolors, acrylics, oils (w/non-smelly thinners) - your choice;
- Container for your supplies and others for water, thinner, etc.; and
- Assorted paper (newsprint, rag, etc.), and painting substrate pertinent to your choice of painting medium and style.
Class time will include quick gesture, value and color studies followed by painting.
COMMUNITY MURAL EVENT
Saturday, September 14, 2019
SAVE THE DATE!
Details coming soon!
Please make a donation to MVCAC today. Then challenge family members, friends, and your employer to support our first mural project. The more we raise, the more we can build the annual community event we envision.
7:30 PM @ The Creative Arts Center
Tickets go on sale August 1st: $12 adult / $10 senior
Woodstock Chrysalis is a new play by Ed Corrigan, a Seattle area playwright. This original work was developed at Salvo Studio Seattle.
The time is 1969. The place is the iconic Woodstock Music & Art Fair where 400,000 Hippies and Freaks show up for 3 Days of Peace & Music & Lord knows what else. What could possibly go wrong?
Our young hero, Maxine, is trying her best to navigate the turbulent waters of the late 1960’s. It is an era of war, the Draft, sexual revolution, assassinations, counter-culture and protest. At nineteen years old, Maxine feels her life is upside down compared to little more than a year ago in High School. What was right in 1967 is wrong in 1969. What is right in 1969 was wrong in 1967. Confusing right?
Maxine’s 3 day journey at the Festival is a personal odyssey of conflict, self-discovery, moral crisis and, oh yeah, music plus fun. Can she overcome the 3 deadly sins of lust, wrath and envy? Can Maxine come-of-age in a way she can be proud of 50 years later?
FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Musical Theatre/Broadway Kids Camp - 7/8/2019
Maple Valley Creative Arts Center is proud to partner with Voice in the Valley Music Studio to offer this fun-filled, weeklong camp specifically designed for developing vocalists and actors (ages 8-18), emphasizing the application of acting techniques to song performance. Participants will explore and perform multiple songs (solos/duets/ensembles) from a variety of Broadway musicals and Disney favorites. Lead by Dr. Jessica Jumper, the camp focuses on stage presence, movement, and advancing dramatic action through the song. Participants will also be introduced to the fundamental principles of singing, projection, and breathing. All materials provided. The workshop is held daily from 9am-2pm Monday-Thursday. Friday's dress rehearsal will be held from 4pm-6pm. The Final Performance Showcase will be held at 6pm, open to the public.
ARTIST RECEPTION & GALA FRIDAY 7-9PM
LIVE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Saturday, June 8th
12-12:30: MV Idol Jr. Winners
12:30-1pm: Page to Stage Performers
1pm: Little Eddie Productions
2pm: Thirak Dance Academy (Bollywood Dance)
3pm: Duo Pacifica - Erick Spradling and Bob Antone
4pm: Andrew, guitar and Austin Beers, violin
5pm: MV Big Band
7-9pm - Open Mic
Sunday, June 9th
1pm: Jessie and Matt Siren
2pm: Natalie Mayhew and Michael Murphy
3pm: Maple Valley Desi Indians
4pm: Sealth (Dace and Arielle)
ARTIST DEMO SCHEDULE:
Saturday, June 8th
2pm: Adam Jones, palette knife painting
3pm: Emily Mallory, origami, quilling & more!
Sunday, June 9th
1pm: Courtney Crawford, teen crochet queen
ALL WEEKEND LONG:
Juried Art Show
Salon Art Show
Kids Art Show
Kids Activity - Rock Painting!
Join us from 7:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday, May 17th at the Tahoma Elementary School Auditorium to find out who Judges will select as this year's top winners!
“Audience Choice Winner” Ballots are a $5 suggested donation. One ballot per person only.
Maple Valley Idol, Jr. is a FREE community event produced by the Maple Valley Creative Arts Council, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and help us to continue producing creative programs, like MV Idol, Jr.
Click HERE to support MVCAC and Maple Valley Idol, Jr. today!
FINAL WEEKEND OF PERFORMANCES!
FRIDAY MARCH 15TH @ 8:00PM
SATURDAY MARCH 16TH @ 8:00PM
SUNDAY MARCH 17TH @ 2:00PM
AVAILABLE AT DOOR OR:
CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PERFORMERS!
It's time to register for our 2018 Arts Fest. Please see our prospectus for all the information you need.
If you are interested in performing, please email us at email@example.com.
We are honored to welcome Barbara Benedetti Newton as our juror for the juried art show. To learn about Barbara, please visit her website, https://barbaranewton.
Click here to read her bio.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
6:00 to 8:00 PM
@ Maple Valley Creative Arts Center
Join local artist Brenda Chrystie as she presents new paintings and shares about the art historical and mythological references within her figurative work.
Light refreshments will be served.
Brenda is a MVCAC Member, an Alternate on the City of Maple Valley Public Arts Commission, and Artist/Business Manager and instructor at STEAMboat Studio. For more information about Ms. Chrystie and her work visit www.BrendaChrystie.com..
Now showing through the month of December 2017:
Work by local Artist and Instructor Brenda Chrystie
Tales to Tell Troupe are 8-12year olds performing a hilarious Film Noir Spoof. The crime? Someone has stolen the Queen of Hearts Tarts! Was it the Old Woman who lived in the shoe? Or was it the jealous Muffin Man? Come bring the children and laugh you way through this fun “Who Dun’it.” Advance priced tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are proud to present our first Shakespeare! The Paradox Players in an adaptation of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" in steampunk style. If you never thought you would like Shakespeare come and laugh with us as we discover how Rosalind's is the master matchmaker!! We like to refer to this production as "No fear Shakespeare!" email: email@example.com for advance priced tickets!
Silver Shadows is a new Young Peoples play written and directed by Ed Corrigan, a Maple Valley playwright. In this drama our young hero, Willy, is searching for meaning in his life and searching for his lost cat, Omega. Willy follows Omega into a mystical, misty Birch Tree Forest which, according to local legend, no one ever returns. Willy begins his personal Odyssey with hope in his heart but without direction in life. What will he discover about the world and himself? Please come to our play for answers, personal discovery and
Click Links Below to Purchase Tickets
SILVER SHADOWS - 9/14/2017
SILVER SHADOWS - 9/15/2017
SILVER SHADOWS - 9/16/2017
SILVER SHADOWS - 9/17/2017
Youth Theatre Camp!
Youth Theater Camp - 8/14/2017
From Page to Stage Production is offering a weeklong summer theater intensive for students at any stage of acting ability. Ages 10-18+. We will be working with a script with the end goal of a complete theater production performed for the public on Friday, August 14 th at 7pm. We will be exploring theater terms and disciplines, character development, proper voice projection, and scene blocking. Workshop August 10th -14th, Mon-Thurs 9am-2pm, Lunch break 12-12:30pm (lunch not provided). Evening practice time required, as the final performance is off script! Dress rehearsal Fri 4-6:30pm. Final Performance Showcase 7pm!
~ Open to the public ~ Space is limited, early registration is encouraged!
Art Gallery Opening Night at the Creative Arts Center
Featuring art of Nancy Ziegler
The Maple Valley Creative Arts Council invites everyone to the opening night artist’s reception for Nancy Ziegler, Saturday, July 8th 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. The reception is free, family friendly, and open to all! Light refreshments will be served including wine and cheese. There will be live music performed by classical guitarist Andrew Beers. He will perform works of York, Villalobos, JS Bach, Tarrega, Barrios, Johansen, Brower, Giuliani, Paganini and more. Come and be part of this celebration!
2017 ARTS FEST Juried Art Show form. Prospectus
CLICK HERE AND MEET OUR JURIST!
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A Walk in the Wild
featuring photography of
MV Creative Arts Center
Saturday, May 27, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Join Leave a Trail Photography for an adventurous evening taking a walk in the wild.
Immerse yourself in locations around the world, surrounded by close encounters with
wildlife and scenic landscapes to uplift your spirits.
This is a family focused event. Kid activities and treats will be provided to keep your little ones
entertained and educated about the nature around them. Wine will be provided for the parents to
unwind and enjoy the art.
Come with intrigue and leave with inspiration to get outdoors and create your own epic memories.
RSVP by 5/20/17 via FaceBook Click here (bit.ly/2qngOq2) and receive a free gift upon arrival.
Free Event! So why not spoil yourself and release your wild side.
Leave a Trail Photography’s event
is hosted by Maple Valley Creative Arts Council and designed by A Dash of Adorable.
You are invited to opening night for artist
Sunday April 30th, 2017, 6:30-9pm
The Reception titled “For the Love of Flowers”
Family friendly and open to all! Light refreshments will be served.
Live music performed by a classical guitarist Andrew Beers.
Be part of this FREE celebration!
Pocket Park Maple Valley 2.0
We've raised $35,000 for our Pocket Park!
On-going 4Corners ArtWalk
Stay tuned for information on the next event!
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ArtWalk is a free, family event - all are welcome!
All artwork is for sale and will be on view for roughly two months.
If you are an artist and are interested in exhibiting at one of the upcoming ArtWalks,
contact our 4Corners visual art volunteer, Jennifer Haley via email. -Thank you!