Fridays at Odd Fellows Hall

This Fall See The Elephant is activating the downtown Placerville Odd Fellows Hall with theatre and dance every Friday. Check out the calendar of events to see all classes and events being offered, and come visit us! Examples of offerings include Contemporary Dance, Family Dance, Acting Lab, and more! Fridays at Odd Fellows Hall is part of our long-term goal to have a space of our own to grow our education programming, host events, and put up more regular performances. This historic building feels like a great place to begin. It boasts on of the best dance floors in the entire El Dorado County area and is large and versatile enough for groups of all sizes.

Come join us on Fridays! September-November, 2019.

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Jamie to teach Theatre at Folsom Lake College

This Fall, Jamie will be joining the Folsom Lake College team as adjunct professor for the new theatre branch at El Dorado Center. The opportunity to teach college students at our local campus is a perfect fit for Jamie’s desire to develop professional-level theatre here in Placerville, CA. He will be teaching Beginning Acting this Fall. He will be directing Midsummer Night’s Dream this Spring, 2020 in partnership with David Girard Winery.

Check out this article in the Mountain Democrat, written by Sarah Bennett: https://www.mtdemocrat.com/prospecting/theater-space-opens-at-el-dorado-center/

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Meet The Elephant community gathering event

On Nov. 8th we hosted a meet & greet community gathering event at Volution Gallery, owned by local artists Zach & Rebecca. It was a great evening, and we were delighted to see new faces curious about See The Elephant and fostering the arts culture in El Dorado County. We had the chance to lay out our vision plan, and answered questions about our goals.

We hope to host another community event soon! Here are some highlights from the evening.

We got it! Arts Education Grant

We are so proud to announce that See The Elephant & El Dorado Arts Council have been selected to receive a Grant from California Arts Council this year! The grant is for Arts Education, Artists in School. EDAC will contract a partnership between See The Elephant & El Dorado High School's Drama Program (Studio 81). Over the course of two semesters, teaching artists Jamie & Tiffany Van Camp will create with the students a collaborate, ensemble process, resulting in a new theater work. We are thrilled to begin this program. Every opportunity to work with students at El Dorado High School is a true pleasure. Huge thank you for Drama teacher Paul Tomei for inviting us into his classroom. More updates to come!

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Interview with Gin & Zin- the creative home

Parenting is a rollercoaster. Parenting while being a professional artist and juggling creative businesses is just nuts. But that's what we do! I was delighted to share a bit of our story with Mama Blog, Gin & Zin of Placerville, California.

Check out the article here: Interview: The Creative Home

Thanks so much to Gin & Zin, please check out their website, full of blogs about Mamas & their lives, at GinAndZin.com