THE FRANKE CENTER CHILDREN’S THEATER & THE BOHM THEATRE
are offering a two-day Youth Film Workshop for young adults ages 16 – 21.
July 25 & 26, 2017
11am – 4pm
at the Bohm Theatre in Albion
Facilitated by Film Historian and Detroit Resident, Emmanuelle Perryman, and Director of Children’s Theater at The Franke Center, Jennifer Conley Darling, this workshop will focus on the theme of race relations and will guide students to critically view and analyze film. They will learn the basics of film language while screening a wide variety of films and scenes dating from the dawn of cinema through today.
Limited space is available – first come, first served.
Scholarships and transportation available upon request.
For more information please contact: Jennifer Conley Darling 917-603-0793 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Emmanuelle Perryman works in Detroit and New York as a photographer, writer, and film historian. A native New Yorker, Ms. Perryman received a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Studies from the City College of New York and a Master’s in Library Science with a focus on film archives from Queens College. Ms. Perryman has taught film to middle and high school students and has run a workshop for college professors on how to incorporate film into their curriculum. In 2013 Ms. Perryman presented a paper, “The Artist and Hugo: Contrasting Perspectives of Cinematic Nostalgia,” at a film conference “Hollywood and the World” in Sydney, Australia. Her paper was selected for publishing in an e-book.
Jennifer Conley Darling is the Director of Children’s Theater at The Franke Center for the Arts in Marshall, MI. She is a native of Marshall and moved to New York City after high school to pursue a career in the performing arts. She was the Producing Artistic Director of terraNOVA Collective, a non-profit, Off-Broadway theater company focused on new play development and production. She is also the President of Darling & Company, a theatrical and event management group serving New York, Chicago, Austin, Atlanta and Southwest Michigan. She is thrilled to have relocated back to Marshall and to be bringing her 20+ year knowledge of the arts to the youth in the area.
August 12, 2017 will mark the third Sip *Savor *Stroll fundraiser for The Franke Center for the Arts. This year’s event will take place at homes beginning at the top of Division Street and rounding the corner to two homes on North Madison.
“At 5:30 PM, the event will step off at the home of Kevin Daus and Duane Dupee, 425 Division. From there, guests will walk to 348 North Madison, the home of Brenda and Wayne Marshall. Finally, the event will conclude at Jennifer and Gene Snook’s home at 333 North Madison. The homes and gardens are all spectacular, and participants will be in for a good time.”
The committee has been meeting since March with location and the theme being decided. “After featuring foreign countries for the first two years, this year we will feature food and beverages from regions of the USA. We will begin in ‘the West,’ move on to ‘the East,’ and finish in ‘the Midwest,” said Galloway.
“We are grateful to the three homeowners who so generously offered their hospitality to us,” said Patty Williams, Executive Director of The Franke Center for the Arts. “All three homeowners have homes and gardens featured on various home tours or garden tours. We are very fortunate, indeed.”
The event will be held rain or shine and a raffle will take place at the conclusion of the evening.
Event tickets go on sale June 1, 2017 and only 80 tickets will be sold at $60 each. Guests will receive one raffle ticket with the purchase of their event ticket. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase that evening.
“Last year, tickets sold out very, very fast,” added Galloway.
Ticket holders must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event.
Tickets $38 Advance per night or $68 Advance for both nights.
$40 At the Door per night
Doors open at 7:30 PM, Music at 8:00 PM
On August 18th and 19th The Franke Center will host two nights of world-class acoustic music centered around the mandolin. Premier mandolinists from the US and Europe will lead the audience on a sonic journey through the ages and around the globe. The accolades and recordings credited to the featured performers could fill pages. These concerts will truly be a rare event that will not be forgotten.
Musical director Mike Marshall is one of the world’s most accomplished and versatile string instrumentalists in America today. This true pioneer of progressive acoustic music is also a respected authority on the various genres the mandolin is historically found in, including bluegrass, jazz, and Brazilian choro.
Caterina Lichtenberg is one of the most important mandolinists of our time. It is not a stretch to name her the top instructor of classical mandolin in the world as she holds the only professorship of it’s kind at the prestigious Music Conservatory in Cologne, Germany. Her virtuosic ability and vast repertoire are not to be missed.
Don Stiernberg is regarded as a leading exponent of jazz mandolin style. He tours the world performing music that few can handle on any instrument let alone a mandolin. Always a charismatic entertainer, Don’s performance is sure to delight as well as amaze.
Friday night will feature the legendary Tim O’Brien. Tim is a deeply treasured musician in the world of traditional singer-songwriter fans. His formidable ease on the mandolin as well as many other stringed instruments is virtually unsurpassed. Among his many distinctions are Grammy wins for Best Bluegrass Album and Best Traditional Folk Album.
Saturday night will feature the wonderful songstress and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz. At only 25 years old Sarah took home two Grammys this year including Best Folk Album. She also makes frequent appearances on the new Chris Thile-hosted A Prairie Home Companion. She has a penchant for writing hauntingly powerful songs that don’t allow listeners to turn their ears away.