Art Camp

Drexel H. Foundation Presents The 20th Annual “Talent Show” and FREE “August Art Camp” for Kids August 8-10th!

The 20th annual “August Art Camp” takes place at the Rex Theater in Vale, OR on August 8-10th. Art workshops are FREE and start at 9:00am and end at 12:00pm, Monday thru Wednesday. Art camp is open to anyone ages 5 -18. Everyone will learn about performing, visual & film art. The camp is fun for all ages, there is registration at the door, and everyone in the Treasure Valley is invited. The list of workshops is below. The Rex Theater is located at 240 A Street.

In 1995 the Annual August Art Camp & Talent Show began. Every year since, many local artist get involved as art camp leaders, some of which were past youth participates. “We have been doing this event so long that youth come back as adults and become art camp leaders that is sustainability in action.” said Sanidjean Fuson Drexel’s President.

The Drexel H. Foundation’s FREE Annual Talent Show is on August 11th, 2016, at 7:00pm at the Rex Theater in Vale, OR. There is no fee to enter, the only requirements are Family Appropriate acts, pre-registration (signed by guardian) and ATTENDANCE AT THE DRESS REHEARSAL on August 10th at 6:15pm. The show On Thurs. August 11th, is a talent competition which is split into (4) four age categories ; children; 4-11, middle school; 12-14, young adults; 15-19, and adults; 20+. The first place winner in each category wins $100.00 cash, and prizes! Each contestant goes home a winner, with a grocery sack full of prizes & gift certificates / coupons. Registration slips can be found on posters around Ontario, Vale & Nyssa.

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Drexel Foundation’s Formal Closet


It is that time of year again with upcoming Prom dances set all over the area. Drexel H. Foundation’s Formal Closet now has tuxes and over 300 FREE homecoming and prom dresses in exchange for volunteer work for the Drexel Foundation’s Art Programs. This program has been successful for over 11 years.  The viewing of the many items, which includes men’s formal wear, homecoming & prom style dresses is by appointment only, just call 541-473-3470 and make an appointment.

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Art Builds Communities Public Art Project

On November 3rd Amy Bond completed her senior project with an artist reception to unveil the Art Builds Communities, Public Art Project. Bond teamed up with the Drexel H. Foundation and had fellow peers create a tile with their art work on it. Kacie Shaffer Vale High School Art Teacher, helped direct this part of the project. Last spring she had her art classes draw on a 12 x 12 tiles. With a theme of “how the community has shaped them as an individual?” After the tiles were completed Bond started her part of the project. She created stands to display the art work. She put her engineering and construction skills to work and created four “A” shaped stands. These stands display the art work perfectly. Bond worked side by side with Sandijean Fuson President of the Drexel Foundation to create her part in the project. There were some bumps in the road but with Bonds hard work and dedication to the project a beautiful master piece was created. The Drexel Foundation can now proudly display the art work. The stands will be on display in the Grand Opera house and in the warmer weather out front in the patio area for that building.

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