Lip Sync Battle in the Burg 2017 once again did not disappoint!! Thanks to all of our contestants: Alan Quimby, Maggie Hagy, Tamra Atkins, Spencer Pelfrey and our 2017 Lip Sync Battle in the Burg Champion Kristen Gardner!! Thanks also to our sponsors: James McHone Jewelry, Q101, Commonwealth Pizza, and Arts Council of the Valley!!
Any Given Child Harrisonburg, in partnership with Harrisonburg City Public Schools Fine Arts, Harrisonburg Education Foundation, Arts Council of the Valley, Harrisonburg City Council, The City of Harrisonburg, and Stonewall Jackson Inn Bed and Breakfast welcomed Charlotte Based Artist Edwin Gil to present his Faces of Diversity Project from April 17-21, 2017.
Beryl Solla, mosaic artist and chairman of the art department at Piedmont Virginia Community College, came to Harrisonburg FIVE TIMES to work with EVERY 4th Grade student in Harrisonburg City Public Schools. In a combined partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, each 4th grade class was challenged to create a design for a tile mosaic, cut/place/clean/grout tile and then finish their project in each of these one day design challenges. Any Given Child looks forward to partnering with Beryl in the future so EVERY YEAR, EVERY 4th GRADE STUDENT has the opportunity to work with Beryl!!
In partnership with the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, EVERY Harrisonburg City Public Schools 3rd Grade student traveled to the wacky, wild, BOCKETY world of Henry and Bucket. The Barnstorm Theater Company from Ireland, entertained students while spreading the positive message of friendship and creativity through the hilarious characters Henry and Bucket.
In partnership with the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts and Harrisonburg City Public Schools, EVERY 8th grade student had the chance to experience Daniel Kelly's emotional retelling of 12 Harrisonburg High School student's stories through music composition.
Thanks to Benny Sorentino's Pizza for hosting an awesome night of art and donating funds to Any Given Child Harrisonburg. Harrisonburg High School art students designed the pizza boxes and then they were auctioned off for AGC!! JMU Student artists were also there for a live painting experience for our younger artists!!
And the winner is.....we will never know!!! Our contestants were so fierce and our crowd so energized that we BROKE THE INTERNET!!! In the end, our 4000+ students in Harrisonburg are the winners this year as our collective support raised over $16,500 for arts education in Harrisonburg!! Thanks to all who gave of their time, energy, and support for Lip Sync Battle 2016!!!
In partnership with the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts and Harrisonburg City Fine Arts, Any Given Child Harrisonburg welcomed EVERY 4th grade student in Harrisonburg City Public Schools to a performance and question/answer session with the Dallas Children's Theater.
What a night! The stakes continued to get higher from our contestants and judges!! A great turnout, outlandish performances, and three more contestants onto the LIP SYNC BATTLE FINALS!!!
Lip Sync Battle 2016 DID NOT disappoint!! Aaron, Tammy, Paige, and Rick brought their A Games. Ian, Brent, and James were fantastic in commentary. The audience was energized....and it's ONLY NIGHT ONE!! Enjoy these photos courtesy of Lisa M. Houff Photography!!
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