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( 0 comments )See What Happened at Rock Camp

Posted Jul 08, 2014 at 11:45 AM in General, Reviews, Behind The Scenes

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Enjoy exploring the many moments of Britt's 2014 Rock Camp, a week-long workshop, designed to foster creativity, community, and collaboration while providing an entry point to the arts for middle and high school students. Rock on with your bad self!  Photos taken by Lisa La Pierre, Britt Intern, 2014.

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( 0 comments )See What Happened at the Ukulele Getaway

Posted Jul 07, 2014 at 11:44 AM in General, Reviews, Britt Institute, Behind The Scenes, Pictures

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Enjoy exploring the many faces of the recent Britt Ukulele Getaway, June 27-29, 2014, which was open to all ages.  Both children and adults had fun learning how to play the Ukulele from a group of spirited, experienced instructors. My dog has fleas!  Photos taken by Lisa La Pierre, Britt Intern, 2014.

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( 0 comments )Catching up with Cody Stover, Former Britt Intern

Posted Jun 25, 2014 at 10:26 AM in Behind The Scenes, Pictures, Volunteers

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We encourage our former interns to share their discoveries as they venture forward, building interesting lives.

In these brief interviews, they explore how contributing as a Britt Intern has formed them as individuals.

Cody Stover was a Britt Intern during 2012, focusing on video marketing but let's hear him in his own words:

"Two years following my internship, I look back and realize how incredibly valuable my summer on the Britt Hill was for my development. Starting my internship, I was not sure of my own career plans but after working for ten weeks in the Britt non-profit environment, I began to find my path."

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( 0 comments )Jacksonville Elementary performs The Jungle Book

Posted Jun 06, 2014 at 12:55 PM in General, Britt Institute, Pictures

On June 5, Jacksonville Elementary students presented their annual school musical on the Britt hill. This year's production was Disney's The Jungle Book Kids. The whole school is involved in the production, from performing to costumes to set design to running the box office. The students gave a matinee performance for students all over the valley, and an evening performance that was open to the public.

Take a look at these great performers, with their creative costumes and set design!

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( 0 comments )2014 Fine Arts Poster Reception

Posted Jun 03, 2014 at 01:24 PM in General, Reviews, Britt Institute, Behind The Scenes

Artist.jpgThe new Britt Festivals' Poster for the 2014 Season was unveiled on Monday, June 2 at a reception on the hill. Jerry Simon, the artist, described his inspiration for the design to an attentive audience.

Simon explained: "It is a Festival of so many interesting kinds of music and is depicted through the musicians in the center of the poster and the musical instruments that break out at the edges. The color is rich and vibrant and the players are passionate about the performance. In the central focus is the banjo, an instrument strongly associated with America's past through folklore and the rural working class. But everyone, in each style, in their own way, is making beautiful music."

The poster is now on sale at the Britt offices in Medford: $35 for a signed poster and $20 for an unsigned version.

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