Monday, February 18 – Friday, February 22
9:00a – 4:00p
Live performance Friday at 5:30p
at the Roxbury Arts Center
5025 Vega Mountain Road
Ages 8 – 13
Space is limited
Join us for a vibrant dip into the arts this February break! The mornings will be filled with bright hands-on painting and drawing workshops where campers will discover what is at the end of their rainbow. The afternoons will hold dynamic musical performance workshops exploring the diversity and beauty of the world through song. The week will come to a colorful close with a live performance on Friday evening.
The Teaching Artists for Camp Over the Rainbow are out of this world. To their names – just a few accolades are – revered NYC cabaret singer, John Lennon piano accompanist, Soho gallery exhibitor and children’s book author and illustrator….
About the Teaching Artists:
Vocals and Stage: Andy Cahill began her career performing in the cabarets and clubs of Chicago, and when she moved to New York, she attracted a loyal following. Andy sang in many of the top nightspots in Manhattan including The Duplex, Reno Sweeney, and The Ballroom. Though she was on track to become a significant name in cabaret, Andy realized it was more important at that point, to concentrate on her family and took a “day gig.”
For the next 15 years, she was a Talent Coordinator, first, for Ray Bloch Productions, a top corporate production company, and then – her own company, Cahill Artists. Andy booked great artists including Ray Charles, Lena Horne, Reba McIntyre and Barbara Cook. This experience taught Andy how to listen to great singers and musicians – and was instrumental in her development as an artist. When WIOX 91.3 FM radio began, Andy used her knowledge and experience on her program (The Andy Cahill Show.) She also worked as the marketing and coordinating director of the Open Eye Theater where she was very involved in youth theater productions.
Piano Accompanist: Adam Ippolito’s career as a pianist spans over 40 years. He recorded and played with John Lennon, Kool & The Gang, Chuck Berry, Cissy & Whitney Houston, James Moody and many others. In addition, Adam played for The Joffrey Ballet and Broadway shows including “Dancin’” and “Grease.”
Adam was a member of the rock bands Elephants Memory and Pig Iron, both of which had recording contracts with Apple and Columbia Records. Adam was a member of John Lennon’s band for two years over which time he recorded many song and albums along with appearing several times in both videos and on television. Adam was the keyboardist for the famed One to One John Lennon, Yoko Ono concert at Madison Square Garden. The Elephants Memory album for Apple Records was produced by John Lennon.
Adam also had the pleasure of teaching music to middle schoolers for over 12 years in the NYC area.
Fine Art: Christopher Durham moved to NYC after graduating from The College of William and Mary. He immediately found work in theatre, film and television. In his first eight years in New York City, Christopher was a contract player on four different soap operas: “Capitol”, “Ryans Hope”, “One Life To Live” and “As The World Turns.” Twenty five years later, he still makes his living in the acting field having guest starred on “Rescue Me”, ”Third Watch”, ”Law and Order”, “Law and Order Criminal Intent”, ”Law and Order SVU”, “Kidnapped”, “Gossip Girl, “Person of Interest” and “Mercy” among others.
As a television host and personality, he appeared in the highly acclaimed documentary “Wild City” with Isabella Rossellini and was a frequent guest and segment producer of The Hallmark Channel’s “New Morning” show. He has also reported for HBO, The Travel Channel and The Onion News Network.
In 2000, he celebrated his first New York City gallery exhibition at CFM Gallery in Soho. Although he works mostly in pen/ink and watercolor, some of his most detailed and elaborate work involves the use of ostrich eggs. Using the eggs themselves as the canvas and inspiration from the famed Faberge eggs, Chris has created amazing works of art from these large eggs. They have been featured in the famed windows of Van Clef and Arpels in New York City as well as Elle Décor, M, and Victoria magazines and The New York Times. He is a highly sought out pet portrait artist as well and loves to capture the whimsical nature of animals as well as their extraordinary detail.
In 2014, Christopher Durham published his first children’s book “ZOBO” which he both wrote and illustrated.
Spots for our week-long camp are limited and fill fast! To register, or for more information call 607.326.7908. The Roxbury Arts Group is committed to removing barriers between families and the arts. Youth & Family Scholarships are available for workshop participants who demonstrate financial need. Please return the Scholarship Application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-registration is required for this program. When using your credit card online please indicate the registration is for Camp Over the Rainbow and the campers name in the “how did you learn bout us” message box provided on the next page.