Charlevoix Circle of Arts presents ‘The Light Fantastic’

The Armchair Theatre at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts will present “The Light Fantastic: The Atmosphere of Light Through the Performing Arts” on Sunday Aug. 7 beginning at 6:30 pm.

The theme of this presentation is to reflect the works of forty, regional plein air painters, whose work is currently on display at the Circle of Arts in the exhibition, “Chasing the Light” that runs through Aug. 26.

In different vignettes performed throughout the evening, patrons will be taken on a journey of The Light Fantastic.

The Grandview Ensemble will enchant you with selections of music from the plein air painting Impressionist period.

The light young voices of Catherine and Sloane Hayes will perform vocal selections.

Actors from the Armchair Theatre will interpret “The Inner Light”, works from classic Kahlil Gibran and contemporary playwright Ellen McKaughlin’s “The Narrow Bed.”

The evening’s interpretation of fine art through performing arts brings to life the magnificent works in the gallery.

“In my career, I have often sought to blend varying forms of the arts into gallery experiences,” explains Gail DeMeyere, the Executive Director of the Charlevoix Circle of Arts.

“So when Ruth Willis (the director of the Armchair Theatre) presented to me her concept of The Light Fantastic, I was moved by the sensitivity of selections and handling of material that she has brought together. This should be a memorable evening.”

For more information on this program or other programs at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts you may go online to charlevoixcircle.org or call (231) 547-3554.

The suggested donation at the door for the Light Fantastic will be $5.

Pictured: Margie Guyot’s painting “Scott Road” took first place in the CCA’s June 18 “Chasing the Light Paint Out” competition.

Pictured: Margie Guyot’s painting “Scott Road” took first place in the CCA’s June 18 “Chasing the Light Paint Out” competition.

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