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Friday, July 9, 2010

Be An Artist Program..Calling Young Songwriters!

Kids in the Gig Harbor, Key Peninsula area are about to get a real treat this month. Have you dreamed of being a songwriter and singer? Have you dreamed about someone saying, "Let's do this song," as an idea for words and music slipped into your mind? If you have this dream and want to give it a try, you're going to want to take part in a special program at the Gig Harbor Y.M.C.A. July 23rd.

Singer-songwriter Darden Smith, from Austin, Texas, began something wonderful in 2003 called, "Be An Artist" program, to foster creativity in students across America and western Europe. He has dedicated so much of his time, talent and energy to the next generation of Artists, that he can claim a true influence on the future, a legacy of young minds tuned-in to the craft we love so well.

So, the classes run like this: Friday July 23rd.
9-12 years of age...11am to noon and 1pm to 2pm
12-15 years of age...2pm to 3pm
15-18 years of age...3pm to 4pm

Oh, have I mentioned...that it's a FREE PROGRAM? Well, yes it is! If you want in, or know someone who would, call this number...(253) 534-7855 I would like to thank Darden Smith, for his time and talent, and thank Jerry Libstaff for bringing him to us. Jerry is a Key Pen hero to young writers...and old ones, as it turns out.

Saturday night, July 24th. will be the next in Jerry and Pamela Libstaff's house concerts, "Words & Music." and we all get to relax and listen to Darden Smith perform. I may be a tad nervous that night...y'see...I am to be the "Words" portion of the program, thanks to Jerry's encouragement. It's written on our calendar as, "Lorraine tries something different!"

If you would like to be a part of this happening, please call (253) 778-6559 or make reservations online at... There's more going on, this side of the double bridges, than one might think! Check out Darden Smith at his website

Here's a beautiful Darden Smith song, Drowning Man


JosephMcG said...

Thanks for encouraging the next group of artists to get out there and get going... we really, really need them

Kim Thompson said...

Really looking forward to 7/24 Lorraine!

Gigi said...

What a wonderful opportunity for the younger generation in our area. The Arts and Creativity can do a lot for ones soul! It will be interesting to hear what the young folks have to say.

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