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Arts Council Looks to Solar Energy to Make Art Available for All

Arts Council Looks to Solar Energy to Make Art Available for All

From Amelia Earhart to Gandhi, fifth graders in Ellis County, Kansas dress as a famous figure of their choosing and present the impact their character has had on the world. The youth program is one of the most prominent, made possible by the Hays Arts Council . “To shave one’s head to become Ghandi, that’s a staggering level of commitment for a fifth grader,” said Mike Morley, treasurer of the arts council. Local teachers have indicated that this project alone fulfills a majority of the fifth grade curriculum goals. “These kids are doing research, they’re writing, they’re memorizing, they’re performing — it’s a cultural exchange,” said Hays Arts Council Executive Director Brenda Meder. Famous Figures is just one of many offerings. The Hays Arts Council also hosts educational classes, family fun nights, art walks, acoustic jam sessions and shows by performing troops. “We wa...

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