Swimming Complex field to kick off summer with a celebration featuring art activities, a meal, health and sun safety information as well as a showing of Disney’s Encanto! The evening kicks off at 6 pm with Blessing Heath System serving free walking tacos and the movie starting at 6:30 pm.
While the movie plays, families can visit arts organization booths to make crafts and learn more about arts programming for kids. Participants include the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County, Quincy Children’s Museum, Quincy Community Theatre, Quincy Public Library and The Art Center.
“We’re thrilled to announce the return of these summertime arts events that are free and accessible to the whole community,” said Laura Sievert, Executive Director of Arts Quincy. “We hope whole families will join us and not only participate in watching the entertainment, but also learn a little more about what Quincy’s fine arts community has to offer students and families. Increasing access to quality arts and culture programming is among Arts Quincy’s most important functions.”“At Blessing Health, we see our patients in their entirety including body, mind and spirit,” said Maureen Kahn, MSN, MHA, RN, president/CEO, Blessing Health and Blessing Hospital. “The arts move people in the same way through body, mind and spirit so our partnership with Arts Quincy is a natural one for us.”
“Our relationship with the individuals and families who use Jackson-Lincoln Pool began more than a decade ago and grows stronger each year,” Kahn continued. “Blessing Health is proud to be a part of the exciting and entertaining events coming to Jackson Lincoln Pool during the summer of 2023.”
Arts & Cultural Dance Night:
Save the date for the next event at Jackson-Lincoln Pool on Tuesday, July 11 with an exciting program focusing on movement and the arts. The Okra Dance Company goes on stage at 6:30 pm.
The organization is a collective of highly accomplished and versatile professional dancers, musicians and artist-educators of African descent who use movement, rhythm, song and storytelling to honor and celebrate community traditions and innovations from all over the world, and in particular, those of the people of the Black African diaspora.
“We are adept at seamlessly weaving history, dance, humor and audience interaction into a community-building experience unique to each event,” said Shireen Dickson, director.
The group performs shows for youth and multigenerational audiences at schools, libraries, museums, festivals and theaters across the country.
Audiences will look forward to the show “Roots to Rap: Evolutions of American Rhythm.” The performance takes attendees on a 400-year journey through American cultural history (in just 45-minutes) to explore the ideas and innovators that created the blues, jazz, rock & roll, hip-hop and other uniquely American forms of music and dance.
These programs are made possible through robust community collaboration and funding through Arts Quincy, J.W. Gardner II Foundation, Blessing Health System and the Illinois Arts Council. For more information, contact Arts Quincy through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-222-3432.