Local Pottery Artist Dan Johnson
Carbondale Community Arts and Non-Op Operaworks of Chicago, supported by grants from the Southern Arts Fund, produced a unique commissioned work from two sound artists, Jay Needham and Honna Veer Kamp. “Adaptive Response” was a micro radio performance live streamed from Artspace 304 to Chicago, Central and Southern Illinois, featuring soundscapes, live atmospheric music and both recorded and live narratives from reflections on the 2020 pandemic experience. Held with a live audience gathered at CCA, the evening held a deep and emotional connection for the entire audience and performers alike. Learn and watch here!
Summer Drama Workshops
CCA and Mcleod Summer Playhouse partnered for a first time series of Summer Drama Workshops for local thespian students during June. The multifaceted workshops were supported by the Illinois Arts Council and Southern Arts Fund and the Neil and Mary Ellen Dillard Fund for Theater Scholarships. A final showcase by the 10 students was presented on July 2 at McLeod Theater to an invited audience.