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Jul
15
to Jul 19

Art Camp for Adults

9-4 M-F ENJOY wonderful people and DAYS full of creativity!! You will walk away everyday with lots of art. We will be covering: Watercolor, Ceramics, Acrylic painting, Jewelry making, Paper Crafting, Inking, and lots lots more. Limit 12.

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Jul
22
to Aug 2

2019 Film Camp

Directed by Sam Dalton and Cody Nelson

ages 14 and up
$300 two weeks
(12 days, Sat & Sun included- These are usually shoot days)

Two weeks with classes from 9 AM – 4 PM  times are a general idea . . . filming and editing days are longer and depending on the scenes required for shooting there may be evening shoots. 9-4 is a loose idea, this is the minimum time and there will be days that require more time.

Food is important, daily fuel is important, BRING IT!  Lunch and sometimes dinner.

Program Description

The art of film making (including writing, cinematography, directing, and editing) is part of a business that requires hard work, dedication, and perseverance throughout one’s career, especially if one is to achieve a modicum of success. A high level of proficiency in the craft is necessary for high school students whose college and future career interests lie in any aspect of the entertainment business. What do you do?  Where do you go following high school? Who do you contact? What do you need to know? What is it like to attend film school?  This “hands-on” course takes a no-nonsense approach to the realities of becoming a professional filmmaker (including most careers within the discipline i.e. producer, director, AD, cinematographer, script supervisor, writer, editor, sound tech, grip), especially in Southern California.

This is a no-nonsense film making course that is designed to give high-school and college students hands on experience in the art of film making from concept to completion compacted into an intensive two-week, Monday through Sunday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM schedule. Students are expected to comport themselves as though attendance, participation, discussion, and assignments during the Pre-college Program/Film Track at Presser Performing Arts Center are part of a full-time college-level film making course, if not part of an industry-related summer job or internship. Behavioral Contracts will be signed! Students are expected to be on time, do the work, turn in the assignments, and participate in class.

Students work in collaboration as a team to create and produce a short-length digital film (10-15 minutes) in length, of their own design and execution, from concept to story development to script writing to pre-production to production to post-production and distribution. Through this process, students acquire comprehensive knowledge of the duties required and gear used to produce motion pictures and television programs.

Students rotate through all the typical positions that are incumbent in the process of creating their project film including writing, directing, videography/cinematography, script supervision, lighting, and sound. In addition to a screening of the completed film that is open to industry professionals as well as the general public, the completed film is submitted for consideration to several Film Festivals. 

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Sweetology Camp
Jul
22
to Jul 26

Sweetology Camp

ages 9 & Up. This camp is FULL but we would love to put your name down on a waiting list if you are interested. Call Stephanie at 573-581-5592

This week long camp is taught by CHEF LANA and Chef Sarah. Lana Parmenter and her daughter Sarah Robertson have been award winning bakers for the past 80 years collectively!!

Sweetology will cover the basics of creating magnificent pastry creations which may include:

Cupcakes, Cookies, Pie, Quick Breads, and Yeast Breads. (there may be variable substitutions)

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Dances with Crows Feet
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Dances with Crows Feet

Sept 6 -8 & Sept 13 -15 Friday, Sat, Sun only (2 weekends)

an original work about local women’s life stories - Reality on stage
Synopsis:
Ten local ladies in the Mexico,Mo Region share their thoughts on aging creatively through song, dance and multi-media. This is a project that started in September 2018. Through the year long journey a script of comic-drama and music has been created to pay tribute to the very incredible lives women experience everyday but rarely share. You will laugh, you will cry and you will tap your feet and probably hum along with some very familiar songs.
This will impact anyone from anywhere, . . . familiarity with our ladies is totally NOT necessary! These are every woman’s journey.

in collaboration with Arts & Aging KC .

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Dances with Crows Feet
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Dances with Crows Feet

Fri, Sep 6, 20197:00 PM  Sun, Sep 15, 20192:00 PM

Sept 6 -8 & Sept 13 -15 Friday, Sat, Sun only (2 weekends)

an original work about local women’s life stories - Reality on stage
Synopsis:
Ten local ladies in the Mexico,Mo Region share their thoughts on aging creatively through song, dance and multi-media. This is a project that started in September 2018. Through the year long journey a script of comic-drama and music has been created to pay tribute to the very incredible lives women experience everyday but rarely share. You will laugh, you will cry and you will tap your feet and probably hum along with some very familiar songs.
This will impact anyone from anywhere, . . . familiarity with our ladies is totally NOT necessary! These are every woman’s journey.

in collaboration with Arts & Aging KC .


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Dances with Crows Feet
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Dances with Crows Feet

Fri, Sep 6, 20197:00 PM  Sun, Sep 15, 20192:00 PM

Sept 6 -8 & Sept 13 -15 Friday, Sat, Sun only (2 weekends)

an original work about local women’s life stories - Reality on stage
Synopsis:
Ten local ladies in the Mexico,Mo Region share their thoughts on aging creatively through song, dance and multi-media. This is a project that started in September 2018. Through the year long journey a script of comic-drama and music has been created to pay tribute to the very incredible lives women experience everyday but rarely share. You will laugh, you will cry and you will tap your feet and probably hum along with some very familiar songs.
This will impact anyone from anywhere, . . . familiarity with our ladies is totally NOT necessary! These are every woman’s journey.

in collaboration with Arts & Aging KC .


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Dances with Crows Feet
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Dances with Crows Feet

Fri, Sep 6, 20197:00 PM  Sun, Sep 15, 20192:00 PM

Sept 6 -8 & Sept 13 -15 Friday, Sat, Sun only (2 weekends)

an original work about local women’s life stories - Reality on stage
Synopsis:
Ten local ladies in the Mexico,Mo Region share their thoughts on aging creatively through song, dance and multi-media. This is a project that started in September 2018. Through the year long journey a script of comic-drama and music has been created to pay tribute to the very incredible lives women experience everyday but rarely share. You will laugh, you will cry and you will tap your feet and probably hum along with some very familiar songs.
This will impact anyone from anywhere, . . . familiarity with our ladies is totally NOT necessary! These are every woman’s journey.

in collaboration with Arts & Aging KC .


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Dances with Crows Feet
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Dances with Crows Feet

Fri, Sep 6, 20197:00 PM  Sun, Sep 15, 20192:00 PM

Sept 6 -8 & Sept 13 -15 Friday, Sat, Sun only (2 weekends)

an original work about local women’s life stories - Reality on stage
Synopsis:
Ten local ladies in the Mexico,Mo Region share their thoughts on aging creatively through song, dance and multi-media. This is a project that started in September 2018. Through the year long journey a script of comic-drama and music has been created to pay tribute to the very incredible lives women experience everyday but rarely share. You will laugh, you will cry and you will tap your feet and probably hum along with some very familiar songs.
This will impact anyone from anywhere, . . . familiarity with our ladies is totally NOT necessary! These are every woman’s journey.

in collaboration with Arts & Aging KC .


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Dances with Crows Feet
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Dances with Crows Feet

Fri, Sep 6, 20197:00 PM  Sun, Sep 15, 20192:00 PM

Sept 6 -8 & Sept 13 -15 Friday, Sat, Sun only (2 weekends)

an original work about local women’s life stories - Reality on stage
Synopsis:
Ten local ladies in the Mexico,Mo Region share their thoughts on aging creatively through song, dance and multi-media. This is a project that started in September 2018. Through the year long journey a script of comic-drama and music has been created to pay tribute to the very incredible lives women experience everyday but rarely share. You will laugh, you will cry and you will tap your feet and probably hum along with some very familiar songs.
This will impact anyone from anywhere, . . . familiarity with our ladies is totally NOT necessary! These are every woman’s journey.

in collaboration with Arts & Aging KC .


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Justin Hamm-Gallery Show
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Justin Hamm-Gallery Show

JUSTIN HAMM

MIDWESTERN

JULY 14 – AUGUST 11, 2019

Opening reception July 14, 2:00 – 4:00 PM-Free to the Public

Florence Meeks Atkins Gallery

Presser Arts Center, Mexico MO

 

Justin Hamm’s most recent books are The Inheritance: Poems and Photos and Midwestern, a book of photographs. He is the author of two other poetry collections, American Ephemeral and Lesson in Ruin. His poems, stories, photographs, and reviews have appeared in Nimrod, The Midwest Quarterly, Sugar House Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review and a host of other publications. Recent work has also been selected for New Poetry from the Midwest (New American Press) and the Stanley Hanks Memorial Poetry Prize from the St Louis Poetry Center. Justin’s photographs have hung in the Art House Gallery in Fulton, Missouri and have earned a twelve-page, full-color feature in San Pedro River Review as well as the Inkslinger Award from Buffalo Almanack. His work has been or will be featured in solo exhibitions at Craft Beer Cellar in Columbia, Missouri, the Normal Public Library in Normal, Illinois, and the Mississippi River Gallery in Hannibal, Missouri. Justin works as the District Librarian at North Callaway R-1 Schools and lives in Mexico with his wife, Mel, and daughters, Abbey and Sophie.

 

justinhamm.net     justinhamm2002@yahoo.com

 

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Jul
1
to Jul 5

Voice Intensive Camp

Masters Instructor Josh Chism

This camp is a week-long immersive experience in solo and choral singing in a variety of styles.

There will be masterclasses and rehearsals every day and there will be a performance Friday July 5 at 7pm.

Joshua Chism is an experienced choral conductor who graduated from the University of Missouri with is Masters of Music and has been a Teaching Assistant in their Music Department for the past two years! Joshua's experience will give you or your child a well-rounded experience in all things vocal music!

The Voice Intensive camp will run July 1-5 from 9am-2pm with a performance Friday July 5 at 7PM. The cost of the camp is $150 and you can register at www.presserpac.com. Hurry! This camp will be limited to 12 students.

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MASTERCLASS PhotoJournalism
Jun
15
to Jun 22

MASTERCLASS PhotoJournalism

Instructor: Danny Wilcox Frazier THIS CAMP IS FULL
Locations: Mexico, Missouri
Cost: Free to Scholarship Recipients
Duration: 7 Days
Class size: 8
Skill level: Advanced Amateurs & Professionals
Scholarships: Yes

Introduction:

The VII Foundation invites photographers with strong connections and commitment to rural issues, both in and outside of the United States, to join Danny Wilcox Frazier for a documentary workshop in small-town America. The weeklong program is tuition-free and funded by the VII Foundation and VII Academy to support photographers from low-income communities as well as those working on issues about underrepresented populations. The workshop is limited to eight photographers.

The workshop will take place in Mexico, Missouri (pop. 11,500). Mexico, like many cities in the Midwest, is a town built on a small industry that no longer exists there. Two brick manufacturers employed several thousand workers, but now, long after both businesses closed, the community is economically depressed. Over 22% of the population lives below the poverty line, along with nearly 29% of children and 70% of mixed-race residents. The workshop will not shy away from the struggles many residents in Mexico face, but will also emphasize the perseverance and strength that the town’s residents have long shown. Small-town America is full of life, a perspective often lost in oversimplified views from the outside.

This is an intense, immersive shooting workshop that will push participants beyond current skills in both shooting and editing. You’ll produce an in-depth photo essay over the course of the week. The thrust of the workshop will be to help you bring a unique personal voice to your project, and take home a new way of seeing not only your own work but also the world of documentary photography. Danny will lead you through the necessary and rigorous steps of research, pre-planning, building relationships, ethical issues, and visual approaches. The experience will instill strong technical skills to transform photographs from single images into photographic series. The workshop will also teach the fundamentals of visual literacy and how to use photography as a tool for social justice.  


SCREENING Saturday June 22, FREE to the public.

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Joesph La Marque Gallery Opening "A Record of Life"
Jun
2
3:30 PM15:30

Joesph La Marque Gallery Opening "A Record of Life"

JOSEPH LA MARQUE /A RECORD OF LIFE

JUNE 2 – JUNE 30, 2019

From the Artist

My interest in art began many years ago. My older brother James, who was a Negro League baseball player, would send me advertising posters of his upcoming games. The colorful designs propelled me into a lifetime of creating expressive art. Throughout my career I have collaborated with a variety of professional and amateur artists as part of three separate artist collectives, Creative Coalition, Creative Company and Zuka Arts Guild. Some of the commissions included the Annie Malone Children’s home parade floats, stage plays, wall murals and many individual projects.

 

For more than fifty years, without interruption, I have created art in many media. They include drawing, painting, mix media and sculpture. Sculpture holds a unique place, because of its three-dimensional form, physical contact, emotional and spiritual connections inside organic materials. The other media support sculpture by cross training and stimulating my imagination. Oscillation between three-dimensional form to two-dimensional form and back to sculpture rhythmically carries me from one decade into the next. As a seasoned artist, new challenges continue to excite me. This is most profound when I am sharing knowledge with other artists through community involvement.

 

“Leave a record of life as seen in a moment in time, is it a swing of a bat or a poster of that swing which holds a lasting memory?” J.LaMarque

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Learn Your Sewing Machine Workshop!
May
18
9:30 AM09:30

Learn Your Sewing Machine Workshop!

Register by Clicking Here

One Day workshop with Jane Norman!

May 18th, 2019 from 9:30-12:30! $50

14+ unless accompanied by an adult

Do you have a sewing machine sitting around waiting to be used? Are you unsure of how to use it? Then come to the Learn Your Sewing Machine Workshop! In this 3 hour workshop you will learn how to thread and maintain your sewing machine, all of the parts of a sewing machine, trouble shooting, and sewing basic stitches. Students will end with the class having made a small tote bag.

You will need:

  • A Sewing Machine!

  • Thread

  • Straight Pins

  • 2 Fat Quarters

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