More than 3,000 performers and 8,000 audience members will be on hand to enjoy the annual celebration of the arts in Owensboro Public Schools. This year’s theme, IMAGINE, is inspired by the words of Yoko Ono and the music of John Lennon. When visiting New York City, the John Lennon memorial in Central Park is a popular destination for Beatles fans. For the festival, OPS incorporated images from all of our visual arts onto the IMAGINE mosaic to celebrate the event.
This year, OPS student-artists were inspired by the words of Pablo Picasso: “Everything you can imagine is real.”
Each evening, a short video of an Owensboro High School arts alumni who has gone on to achieve greatness with their arts background will be shown to audience members. Hadley Rouse will welcome patrons to choir night, Jenifer Humphreys to orchestra night and Kelsey Starks to band night. Theatre night will begin with Kirk Kirkpatrick and dance night, featuring the music of Kevin Olusola and Pentatonix, will begin with a video of comments from Kevin. OPS Fine Arts encourages students to imagine what they can become and devote themselves to the effort to succeed in their lives.
Each night will feature the talents of every school and every art at no charge to patrons. While admission is free, patrons are encouraged to arrive early due to limited seating. Some evenings, two shows featuring different grade levels will be performed to ensure a great experience for everyone.
March 9-11 – Visual Art Display (more than 700 students’ work)
March 9 – Choir Night – Elementary begins at 6 p.m., Middle and High School begins at 7:30 p.m.
March 10 – Orchestra Night – Begins at 7 p.m.
March 11 – Band Night – Begins at 7 p.m.
March 23 – Theatre Night – Begins at 7 p.m.
March 26 – Dance Night – Elementary begins at 6 p.m., Middle and High School begins at 7:30 p.m.
March 27 – PRISM events for grades 2-8 – Shows at 9:15 a.m. and Noon