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Another Fun Filled Summer of Camps to Begin at the Fitton Center

FC_25 logoHamilton, Ohio. The Fitton Center for Creative Arts will begin another fun filled summer of camps for campers ages 5 to teen. A summer full of week-long art-themed camps begins June 17th and runs through August 2nd.

“With so many fun camp options, summer is one of the most energetic and creative seasons for our education program.”, says Director of Education, Kate Rowekamp. “We’re looking forward to inspiring and collaborating with many young actors, authors, artists, and maybe even a few dinosaurs in the coming months!”

During summer camps, little artists ages 5 – 9 can enjoy creating their own cute and creepy creatures in Monster-Makers Camp, make “dino”mite dinosaur-themed projects in Welcome to Fitton Park: Dinosaur Adventure Camp, and so much more! 7 to 12-year-old campers can become novelists, printmakers, combine art with the STEM subjects, make mosaics, and get runway ready in a variety of different themed-camps such as Artistic Authors Camp, Inky Ideas Camp, Camp STEAM, Mesmerizing Mosaics Camp, and Fashion & Jewelry Design Camp.  Teens can write and learn about publishing their own stories in the Tell Your Story: Creative Writing, Self-Expression, and Self-Publication Basics Camp, explore the intersection of art and STEM subjects in Camp STEAM, or print designs on our etching presses in New Editions: Teen Printmaking.

The Fitton Center’s arts education program continues to remain an integral component of our mission by bringing hands-on arts experiences to more than 1,000 students of all ages. Classes range from pottery and painting to digital photography, yoga and mosaics. The Fitton Center offers a diverse selection of courses that will appeal to both first-time and experienced artists alike. Generous discounts are available to members for all classes and workshops. Scholarships covering full tuition for one class, camp, or workshop are also available.

For more information on Summer camps or to register call 513 863 8873 or visit our website fittoncenter.org.

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is incredibly excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary season of performances, events, classes and exhibitions.

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue on the Riverfront in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.

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STREETSPARK Now Accepting Proposals for Hamilton Murals

FC_25 logoHamilton, Ohio – The StreetSpark program is now accepting design proposals and painter applications for upcoming murals in Hamilton. Designs will be accepted now until February 8th at midnight and painter applications will be accepted now until March 8th at midnight.

“This year, StreetSpark is branching out to place murals in several core Hamilton neighborhoods. We are excited to expand our reach and to focus on developing community pride through public art,” says Jenn Acus-Smith, StreetSpark Program Manager.

Artists age 18 and older are welcome to submit a design and/or apply to be a mural painter. For each location there will be a Lead Artist and several Supporting Artists. We strongly encourage local artists to submit designs, but artists may be from any geographical location. There are three different mural sites to which artists can submit designs: Booker T. Washington Community Center, 1140 S. Front Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45011, Minnick’s Drive Thru, 2537 Pleasant Ave, Hamilton, OH 45015 and Max Stacy Flowers, 350 High Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45011. Representational, stylized and abstract designs will be considered, and artists should consider the physical appearance of the building and surrounding area in their designs.

The design deadline is February 8, 2019 and designs will be chosen by a committee of art professionals and representatives from the community who live within 35 miles of Hamilton. Online applications will be accepted and can links can be found at fittoncenter.org/streetspark or facebook.com/streetsparkart. Several information sessions for artists will be held to help develop strong applications. Selections will be announced in spring 2019. The deadline to apply to be a painter is March 8, 2019 and murals will be painted in June and July of 2019 with the dedication ceremonies being held in August and September.

Now a nationally recognized program, StreetSpark is a partnership between the City of Hamilton, the Fitton Center for Creative Arts and the Hamilton Community Foundation. StreetSpark is a program founded to further the arts identity in the city through exciting murals and public art projects. The program creates arts engagement by producing high quality art, providing opportunities for local artists and enhancing the visual appeal of the city. With the goal of fueling Hamilton with art, StreetSpark will bring visible murals and artwork into our community. This program is energizing our streetscape, creating awareness of the arts and sparking new development throughout Hamilton. A total of eight murals have been created since the summer of 2016.

For more information about the call to artists or the program, please visit fittoncenter.org/streetspark and facebook.com/streetsparkart or contact Jennifer Acus-Smith, StreetSpark Program Manager at: streetsparkart@gmail.com

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is incredibly excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary season of performances, events, classes and exhibitions.

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue on the Riverfront in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.

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Building Community Excellence through the Arts and Culture

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ASSASSINS Runs Sept. 20-23

Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre
Sept. 20-23
Fitton Center for Creative Arts [Hamilton]

Directed by Matt Neal
​Produced by Meggorie Haven

Cast: Chelsey Cavender as Propietor, Tyler Owen Parsons as Balladeer, Cy Wood as John Wilkes Booth, Rodney Neal as Leon Czolgosz, Rhonda Lucas as Emma Goldman, Gaby Neal as Squeaky Fromme, Michelle Shaffer as Sara Jane Moore,
Sami Shaaban as Giuseppe Zangara, Brent Peebles as Charles Guiteau, Paul Phillips as John Hinckley & Scott Christian as Sam Byck
The American Ensemble: Andie Angel, Ben Brown, Jake Brown,  Jen Drake, Chase Engel, Rhonda Lucas, Anthony Miles, David Radtke, Jenni Sheets & Kelly Walker

An award-winning musical telling the story of the nine individuals who assassinated or attempted to assassinate an American president. The historic killers come together to interact and tell their tale.

  • Thu-Sat, Sept. 20-22 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Sept. 23 at 2pm

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Cast Announced for ASSASSINS at Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre

GHCT_logoThe following people have been cast in Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre and the Fitton Center’s musical, ASSASSINS.

  • Proprietor: Chelsey Cavender
  • Balladeer: Tyler Owen Parsons
  • John Wilkes Booth: Cy Wood
  • Leon Czolgosz: Rodney Neal
  • Emma Goldman: Rhonda Lucas
  • Squeaky Fromme: Gaby Neal
  • Sara Jane Moore: Michelle Shaffer
  • Giuseppe Zangara: Sami Shaaban
  • Charles Guiteau: Brent Peebles
  • John Hinckley: Paul Phillips
  • Sam Byck: Scott Christian

The American Ensemble:
Andie Angel, Jake Brown,  Jen Drake, Chase Engel, Rhonda Lucas, Steve Noble, David Radtke, Jenni Sheets, Kelly Walker

ASSASSINS is a collaborative effort of GHCT and the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, where shows will be performed.

Performances fun Sept. 20-23. Click here for details.

Directed by Matt Neal
Produced by Meggorie Haven

Sponsored by Schiavone Law (GHCT)
Sponsored by Jack & Shirley Moser (Fitton Center)

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Development Specialist and Grants Manager Sought by The Fitton Center

MISC_Fitton Center logoThe Fitton Center for the  looking for a new Development Specialist and Grants Manager!

The Development Specialist reports directly to the Director of Development. The Development Specialist will be responsible all sustaining grant funding, including reporting. They are also responsible for prospecting new grant opportunities, writing grant applications, submitting reports and requests, and attending meetings as needed. In addition, they will support the Development Director in the prospecting, research and development of new sponsor and donor bases throughout the community.

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to:
Alisa Miller
Development Director
c/o Mike Hicks, Executive Assistant
Fitton Center for Creative Arts
101 S. Monument Avenue
Hamilton, OH 45011-2833 USA

Wednesday January 31, 2018

A full job description can be received by contacting Mike Hicks at mike@fittoncenter.org

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