Join the Saginaw Art Museum as a new season of programming kicks off on September 19th. The Museum invites everyone to Take Part in the Art by celebrating local dance and music in the historic Italianate gardens.
As part of the Macy's After Hours Series, the Museum will showcase an original performance choreographed especially for the Museum by the Carolanne Killmer School of Dance. Live jazz music by the Robert Lee Revue will also be featured. The event begins at 6:00pm and is free to the public, sponsored by Macy's. The Museum will be accepting donations as well as taking new memberships at the event.
The Carolanne Killmer School of Dance will perform an original dance for this special event. Carolanne Killmer has studied dance for 45 years and has taught locally for 32 years. Killmer specializes in tap, jazz and ballet and continues her education in dance today. Killmer is active in the community; along with her School of Dance, she has also worked with Handley Elementary, Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy, Heritage High School, and Saginaw Valley State University.
At the September 19 Concert & Dance in the Gardens, 23 young dancers will proudly display their work. The dancers are: Allison Dexter, Karina Kluck, Corinne Krueger, Nicole Hayes, McKaylan Meinzer, Mackenzie Bethune, Rebecca Mueller, Maddie Honaman, Riley Killmer, Emma Priem, Emily Watson, Jenna Jacoby, Julie Jacoby, Chloe Beauregard, Jaylin Reinbold, Valerie Bierlein, Katie Martin, Madelynn Lutenski, Abbey Coenis, Sophia Spradlin, Gwen Woodbury, Emerson Woodbur, and Aly Barsenas.
The Robert Lee Revue, led by guitarist Robert Lee Balderrama, will perform live music at the event. Other band members include Frank Rodriguez on the keyboard, Tom Barsheff on the saxophone and Amy Lynn Balderrama on percussion, additional musicians including Jack Nash on the bass and Rudolph Levario on the drums join the Robert Lee Revue for live performances. The band released their second album in September of 2012 entitled “City of Smooth Jazz.” Music for the concert is sponsored by Review Magazine and the Robert Lee Revue.
The Concert & Dance in the Gardens will take place on September 19 from 6:00 pm-8:30pm at the Saginaw Art Museum. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for September 26, from 6:00pm-8:30pm.
The Saginaw Art Museum is a vibrant arts and cultural resource for Saginaw and the Great Lakes Bay Region. Since 1947, the Museum has brought more than 4,500 years of creativity to the area through visual, auditory and performance arts from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Housed in an historical 1904 Georgian-Revival mansion with Italianate gardens and two award-winning modern wings, the Museum has a permanent collection of art in excess of 2,000 objects, a dynamic exhibition program, a major art reference library, collaborative education programs, and special events. Various levels of membership offer access to the Saginaw Art Museum and its historic gardens as well as reciprocal benefits to more than 650 museums and 300 gardens throughout North America.
For additional information about membership and other events at the Saginaw Art Museum, visit the Museum's website at www.saginawartmuseum.org or call 989.754.2491.