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SPRING 2015

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January 6, 2015


Five GREAT BIG REASONS to enroll your child in an arts program:

Did You Know?

Young people who consistently participate in comprehensive, sequential and rigorous arts programs are:

* 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement

* 3 times more likely to be elected to class office at school

* 4 times more likely to participate in a math or science fair

* 3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance

* 4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem


SOURCE: Americans For The Arts

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Meet Our Teachers

Brian Barth is a certified pre-kindergarten to adult art educator working in Kanawha County. He received a bachelors degree in art education from Marshall University and recently completed a Masters in Educational Communications from WVU. Mr. Barth is a practicing artist who focuses on painting and sculpting. Mr. Barth has been teaching workshops and private lessons to students of all ages for seven years in addition to being a full-time classroom art teacher.

Adam Bryan is the Director/Manager of the Alban Arts and Conference Center. He graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 2005 with a bachelors of arts in theatre. He has since then been working in the professional theatre world at a variety of places such as Tecumseh! and Theatre West Virginia. Adam has taught theatre classes in a variety of subjects, and is building the Alban Arts Academy to instill his love of the arts in as many children as possible.

Jeff Bukovinsky was trained at Marshall University and Capital High School.  He is a veteran of more than 40 productions and a founding member of the No Pants Players ( WV’s premier improvisational comedy troupe) with whom he has performed for more than eleven years. Jeff and several members of the troupe will be teaching the improv classes.

Marlette Carter is the business manager for the Alban Arts Center.  She received her bachelor’s degree in communications from WVSU, and has worked over forty productions in the local area either as an actor, prop master, stage manager or director. Her most recent credit is director of Richard the Third for the Alban Arts Center.

Paige Chapman graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Interior Design.  She also attended clown college and has worked as a professional clown.  She has spent the past several years costuming several productions in the area including the Alban’s recent production of The Wizard of Oz.  Paige is a WV birth to 3 service coordinator working with  children 3 years old and younger who have developmental delays or special needs.

Kenneth Morrison

Jenna Skeen is the owner of Midnight Justice Films, a Charleston based film company and a director at Loved Ones In Home Care. She graduated from West Virginia State University with a bachelors in Communications with an emphasis in theatre. She has performed in theatre since the age of 11 around the Charleston area. She has been featured in multiple performances at WVSU including Hairspray in which she was Tracy Turnblad. She recently made her Alban debut as Queen Eurydice in Antigone and recently became one of the newest members of the No Pants Players.

Leah Turley is the Creative Artistic Director for Appalachian Artists Collective, Theatre Educator for Explore and Soar at The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences and adjunct theatre faculty at Marshall University. Turley earned for Master of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre Performance at UNC-Greensboro in 09’. Leah continues to work regionally as an actress and recently earned her Actors’ Equity Union membership in May of 2014 at Triad Stage as Mabel in Brother Wolf.

 

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The Alban Arts and Conference Center is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations to the Alban Arts and Conference Center are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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About Us

The Alban was built in 1938 as a Movie House.  It has since been renovated and is now called the Alban Arts and Conference Center.  The Alban now seats 206 in its fixed theater seats and can hold up to 250 people.

The Alban has two conference rooms and a full kitchen in addition to the main theater space.  The Alban houses community theatre productions, arts instruction, an art gallery, a full size movie screen and a stocked concession stand.

The Alban can be rented for a variety of events including but not limited to parties, conferences, concerts, weddings, pageants and much more.

The Alban Arts and Conference Center relies upon community partners and volunteers to make its stage come alive with enjoyment for audiences. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, any donation made payable to the Alban Arts and Conference Center is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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