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NEWBERRY — The Summer Arts program sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is open to children ages 8-15, and will be offered from June 16 through June 19. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day at the church on the corner of Main and Calhoun Streets in Newberry.

This creative program, offered for more than a decade, gives young people opportunities to explore new avenues of self-expression in arts and crafts, music, writing, and drama. Taught by professionals, the participants work in small groups and individually with their teachers and other staff members.

Bridget Carey, graduate of Winthrop University with a minor in art and founder of the church’s After School Arts program, will direct the children in visual arts and crafts. Children will write and perform their own original compositions under the direction of Bobbie and John Wagner, professional musicians.

Joanna Innes, retired from the Newberry College Department of English, will instruct writing, and Joseph Schrorer, actor with the Newberry Community Players and director of the Newberry College Theatre production of Into The Woods, will guide the students in drama.

On June 19, the students will offer a closing program, which will be open to family members and friends.

The Summer Arts program is open to the first 30 students. Applications can be secured from the St. Luke’s website, www.stlukesnewberry.com; by leaving a message on the church office phone at 276-8513; or by calling John Wagner at 278-3205.

Applications with a $10 fee to cover costs are due June 9 at the church office, 1605 Main St.

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