Summer arts program next week

NEWBERRY — The Summer Arts program sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church begins June 15 at the church on the corner of Main and Calhoun Streets in Newberry.

The program, open to children ages 8-14, will be offered from Monday through June 18 from 9 a.m. to noon.

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, 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 Ellen Hunt, Artistic Director and Chairman of the Board of the Newberry Community Players, will guide the students in drama.

On June 18, 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 may be secured from the St. Luke’s website,, and will also be available at the church at the beginning of Monday’s session.

A $10 per-person fee is charged to cover the costs of the program.