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SHIPPENSBURG — Fifteen Shippensburg Health Care Center employees participated in a community event this month and raised $750 for special needs children in the Shippensburg area.
At the event called “The Lollipop Shop,” also known as the second annual Streetrod, Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show on May 11 at Shippensburg Fairgrounds, the employees helped with food concession, face painting, parking cars and other duties.
Through its “We Care” program, Shippensburg Health Care Center donated $50 per employee for a total of $750.
Shippensburg Health Care Center provides our community with an …
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By AMBER SOUTH
Jackson Yeager had to choose an artist and emulate his work, for a class assignment.
The outcome was a painting of a slab of beef, drenched in blood.
Though Yeager doesn’t think so, his classmates told him it is a very close replicate of the work of his chosen artist, Chaim Soutine.
According to Yeager, the Lithuanian artist fell over the edge of insanity, bought a hunk of meat at the market and depicted it in paint over and over again, dousing it in blood to keep it …
SHIPPENSBURG — It’s Artrageous!
The artistic and musical talents of students in the Shippensburg Area School District will be showcased on May 7.
The SASD Art Department’s annual district-wide art exhibition will be from 5 to 7 p.m. May 7 in Shippensburg Area Senior High School, 201 Eberly Drive.
The free event features a selection of this year’s finest artwork from all SASD schools.
It will be followed by the Intermediate Instrumental Festival, beginning at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
Artwork by students from all grade levels will be showcased in various spots in …
Editor’s note: Public Opinion staff writer Amber South took an assignment to write about Shippensburg’s ballroom dancing class personally, attending class as a student. She shares with readers here what it’s like to take a ballroom dancing class, and some of the history of the art as provided by her instructor.
By AMBER SOUTH
I technically have a background in dancing, as I was a cheerleader for 10 years, but I have never been the most coordinated person.
I often take awkward steps, end up doing a movement the opposite way or …
By THERESA HELWIG
Assistant Web Director/The Slate
When some people hear about an art exhibit, they visualize a series of paintings or drawings hanging in a quiet atmosphere.
Aaron Treher’s solo show, “Inside Out,” which had its opening reception at The Thought Lot on March 1, was the exact opposite.
From 6 to 9 p.m., people were given the opportunity to examine Treher’s various sculptures and installation art. They did so to the live music of solo guitarist, Ernest Garcia.
According to Treher, installation art is artwork that relies on the floor, walls or ceiling …
By CARA SHUMAKER
Managing Editor/The Slate
The lights dimmed as the powerful intro began. The booming bass blasted throughout the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center as Grammy-winner Michael W. Smith took the stage.
The intro included a medley of Smith’s songs performed by an orchestra with the band slowly making its way in, instrument by instrument. First, the drums; next, the lead guitar; then, the bass; finally, the back-up keyboards, synthesizer and in harmony all began their parts as Smith prepared to enter the stage.
Smith’s cue came and the jam-packed Luhrs Center …
By PARIS HELMAN
PR Director/The Slate
SHIPPENSBURG — Unique bands and artists have found a home at The Thought Lot, and now vendors of uncommon and out-of-the-ordinary trinkets and gadgets have also made their mark with the establishment of The Thought Shop.
The shop, containing items that range from homemade soaps to Gothic stuffed dolls, started in a room that could not even hold four people. The Thought Shop is housed within The Thought Lot in a space equal to the size of a large utility closet.
According to board member …
By CHARLES MITCHELL JR.
Staff writer/The Slate
The dynamic acting, singing and comedic duo of Dave Ahdoot and Ethan Fixell created smiles and outbursts of laughter as Shippensburg University’s Activities and Program Board hosted their comedy show in the Anthony F. Ceddia Union Building’s Red Zone.
The comedic duo, known as Dave and Ethan, have been best friends since middle school and have gained experience from the People’s Improv Theater in New York.
Ahdoot and Fixell have appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
They confess to going on at least 200 …
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By AMBER SOUTH
Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education is working with Shippensburg University Fashion Archives to bring a collection of historic garments out of a basement and into downtown Shippensburg.
SHAPE Gallery, 20 W. King St., will act as a fashion time capsule when it hosts the exhibit, “Our New Old Clothes,” Feb. 1 through Feb. 22. Inside will be about 25 mannequins donning clothing that originated between the 1820s and 1970s, said Karin Bohleke, director of SU Fashion Archives.
The exhibit will feature pieces donated to the collection since Bohleke …
By AMBER SOUTH
A (big) little boy with a red cape standing over U.S. 30 on Radio Hill in Chambersburg has a goal to empower people to be all they want to be.
He is the product of the pilot series of Project Elevate, an initiative by Kegerreis Outdoor Advertising and Chambersburg Council for the Arts that gives local artists the opportunity to turn Kegerreis’ billboards into art and create a positive narrative in the community.
Kegerreis gives up advertising on eight of its billboards in Chambersburg for the project. Four …