Holmes County ready for Art Under the Stars summer entertainment

BERLIN – The Holmes Center for the Arts debuted the first of a trio of outdoor creative events titled Art Under the Stars to an enthusiastic crowd on June 18 in Community Park.

Severe weather damage, which left most of Holmes County without power last week, reduced the planned two-night event to a single night. But, as the old saying goes, “The show must go on.”

HCA Executive Director Holley Johnson called the magical show and “a breath of fresh air.”

Cinderella was one of three ballets performed Saturday in Berlin by students of Holmes Center for the Arts.

“Three short-story ballets performed outside, complete with a wind effect that you just can’t reproduce seemed to make the night especially beautiful,” she said.

Working with HCA students, three guest choreographers led the dancers in favorite fairy tales — Thumbelina, Cinderella and Selkies — in a new and exhilarating way.

Arts grants help fund summer series in Holmes County

Funded through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council, HCA’s summer series is in partnership with the Berlin Main Street Merchants and the Holmes County District Public Library.

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