Musician goes back to his old nursery school for Arts Month gigAs an impetus for Arts Month in the region, violinist David Siegel paid a visit in early October to the Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School, 914 N. 19th St.
The 24-year-old Siegel is a member of two popular local bands (Grass It Up and Mango fan Django) and executive director of the arts-philanthropic Bea Vradenburg Foundation, but most importantly to the nursery kids, he previously attended Washburn.
Siegel expressed delight afterward at the “great energy” he felt from playing for the children, noting how even at their young ages they could sense the “emotional connection” of different types of music.
This is the first year that the Pikes Peak region has gotten involved with National Arts & Humanities Month, which was established in 1993. “The national program was initiated to encourage Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives, and to begin a lifelong habit of participation in the arts and humanities,” states the local website for Arts Month, peakradar.com. Area activities are being coordinated by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR). More information is available at peakradar.com.
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