Rebel Alliance Theatre
The Gathering Space
The LEAP Emerging Artists Reception and Sale
Friday, May 25, 2012 at 6pm
at The Gathering Space
8494 State Rd 21, Omro WI 54963
920 685 2094
This coming May The Gathering Space, in partnership with Rebel Alliance Theatre, will host the third annual LEAP Emerging Artists Reception and sale. Visitors to the Local Emerging Artists Show will be treated to an amazing blend of unique and original artwork from emerging and outsider artists. Photography, watercolor, prints, crayon and pastels, painting in oil and acrylic, sculpture and fiber art will all be represented. Music, poetry and prose readings, story telling, demonstrations, and delicious refreshments will also be a part of the experience.
LEAP is an acronym for “Local Emerging Artists Program”. Originally conceived by Rebel Alliance Theatre, LEAP is a program for providing support and exposure to local people who are just starting out in the arts, or who face special challenges in promoting their work. The show will be held at The Gathering Space, a 150 year old country church which has been lovingly restored and imagined as a venue for performances and special events. Admission to the LEAP Art Show and Sale will be $5.00 for adults. Children 12 and under will be admitted free. All proceeds from the LEAP Emerging Artists show and sale will benefit the LEAP program artists and Rebel Alliance Theatre.
This year’s LEAP show and sale affords an opportunity for members of the public to reconnect with the artists of Rebel Alliance Theatre. Since Rebel’s last performance in October of 2011, the Theatre’ s actors and staff have been engaged in a period of rest and reassessment. They are still passionate about supporting the arts in the Omro area, though, and look forward to sharing their current individual projects with their friends and supporters.
Fine food and drink, amazing music by jazz keyboard player Dan Hagen, the chance to view and purchase unique works of art – and the opportunity support and encourage young people pursuing a career in the arts – all of this and more is waiting for you at the LEAP Emerging Artists Show and Sale.
The LEAP Emerging Artists shoTw and sale is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board, with funds form the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Click on this link to see a video homage to Rebel Alliance Theatre:
Shakespeare Explained by Emily Luebke of Rebel Alliance Theatre:
Greetings to the family and friends of Rebel Alliance Theatre,
It has been nearly seventeen years – seventeen seasons – since Rebel Alliance Theatre first opened its doors. We at Rebel are blessed to have shared so many seasons of friendship, creativity, joy, hope, and love with our Rebel family since that first day, and we are profoundly grateful.
But, inevitably, seasons change, and we now find ourselves at a crossroads. Changes in the economy, in the culture, and in our own lives have brought us to a place from which we believe we can no longer travel on as we have. For these reasons, and others, we have made the difficult decision to suspend our planned schedule of performances after Ripper, which was performed in October of 2011.
It is possible that after the Rebels have had a chance to rest, rejuvenate, and re-assess Rebel Alliance Theatre will resume operations in some form. Periodic visits to this website will keep you updated about any future Rebel Alliance Theatre activities.
Our deepest thanks to all of you who have come to our shows and who have offered us monetary, material, emotional, and spiritual support over the years. The last sixteen seasons would not have been possible without you!
Love and blessing to all,
The actors and staff of Rebel Alliance Theatre.