Before you are whisked away by the gorgeous production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Orlando REP, take a moment to enjoy the art displayed in the lobby. Young people ages 12-15 from Great Oaks Village have imparted their wisdom encased in beautiful bejeweled crowns for Young Artists in the Spotlight. Young Artists in the Spotlight is an Orlando Family Stage program that creates opportunities for students to respond to season shows through visual art projects. Participants receive free tickets for the show and their work is displayed in our lobbies for audiences to enjoy! From production design, to paintings, paper cuttings, or even 3D sculptures, the galleries are always a delight.
Renée Schneider from ArtWorks Orlando worked with the young people at Great Oaks Village to create the beautiful series. The styrofoam printing plates are adorned with white ink, faux jewels, and are now propped in shadow boxes for all to see. These crowns represent this group of young people’s positive personality traits or talents and how they can use it to benefit their community. In the show, Cinderella displays the power of positive thinking and kindness towards others throughout her journey. The young artists were inspired by her kindness and made connections to their own lives and how they work to treat others.
Enjoy some of their artistic descriptions and pieces here:
We are so pleased to have Great Oaks visit Orlando Family Stage to attend Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella and see their art in our lobby. After catching the production myself, I am inspired by their reminders of the power of a positive attitude as well as treating others with kindness and respect.
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