July - August 2014
Thereaputic Arts Program
July 24th from 6 - 8 pm
The Gardens Port Saint Lucie
1699 SE Lyngate Drive
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
Sarah Bartal entertained residents of the assisted living facility on harp for their annual event, Art at the Gardens. This family fun night also featured a group of local artists showing their work, including A4AC's own Jameson Donoian. The event was for the benifit of the residents and family members of The Gardens Port St. Lucie but was also open to the public for anyone who wished to attend.
A life-long musician, Sarah Bartal’s love affair with music began with piano lessons at the age of four and the flute at age ten, but during her high-school years she discovered her passion for the harp. In addition to teaching, Sarah also directs the adult choir at Port St. Lucie Bible Church and collaborates with the Treasure Coast Classical Singers under the direction of Mr. Doug Jewett. Sarah recently completed her master’s degree in choral conducting at Florida Atlantic University under the direction of Dr. Patricia Fleitas.
Artists for a Cause "Students & Stars!" Series
July 15th, 2014, 7:00 pm
Harriet Himmel Theater - CityPlace
600 S Rosemary Ave
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
“There’s No Business Like Show Business!” with Broadway Star, Avery Sommers and exceptional Artists for a Cause young artist, Kevin Paul.
In “Students and Stars”, the most outstanding vocal student from the Artists for a Cause network in either the popular, classical, or musical theater is coached by a "Star" in their respective genre. The audience heard the outstanding student, the star entertainer, and then the two performed together. Many came to witness a star of tomorrow as he was mentored by some of the best talent in our region.
Avery Sommers starred on Broadway in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN replacing Nell Carter and SHOW BOAT as Queenie. She toured nationally playing Jewel in THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS with Ann-Margret and in CHICAGO as Matron Mama Morton with Chita Rivera and Joel Grey. Avery won the LA OVATION AWARD for her portrayal of Matron Mama Morton.
Kevin Paul trains as an actor, singer, dancer, pianist, and guitarist, and was recently a finalist and scholarship winner in the “Watch a Rising Star” Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches. Cast as a lead role in countless musicals at Starstruck Theater in Stuart, he has recently been accepted into eight of the country’s most competitive musical theater degree programs. Kevin is also the President of the Artists for a Cause club at the Pine School, where he pioneered the “Share Arts” program.