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• Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"
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• Art Shows (3)
• Dance Recitals (3)
• Musical Performance, Uptown Day Habilitation• Musical Performance, Mount Morris "Glory Days"
The Enrichment Program is currently between sessions. For announcements of upcoming performances, please visit our News and Events page.
To learn more about the Enrichment Program, contact Day, Community and Intake Services Coordinator Cathy Sullivan.
The visual and performing arts provide a forum for communication, imagination, and cultural and historical understanding. The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming's Enrichment Program helps to develop creative expression in people with disabilities, increasing participants' sense of personal identity and dignity.
The Enrichment Program began in September 2010. Consumers and their families were asked to complete a survey that gauged interest in various areas of arts, such as theatre, drawing, painting, ceramics, dance, pottery, creative writing, and cooking.
Based on survey feedback, a 6-week art group was formed as the first phase of the Enrichment Program. Sixteen participants attended an evening art class facilitated by two staff volunteers. Participants' artwork was displayed at the Wyoming County Arts Council, Genesee Valley Council of the Arts, Community Bank in Mount Morris, and the Mount Morris Dam Visitor Center.
In the months that followed, the program expanded into the performing arts by incorporating dance, drama, and instrumental music into their repertoire, which they performed at venues throughout Livingston and Wyoming Counties. In November 2012, an Enrichment Program production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at Mount Morris' Theatre 101 drew an audience of more than 140 people. In the short time since its inception, the Enrichment Program has increased the public’s understanding of the artistic ability of people with disabilities.
Among the goals of the Enrichment Program is to afford adult consumers the opportunity to participate in artistic activities and performances that may not have been available to them during their high school years. Each activity lasts 6-8 weeks, and typically culminates with a public performance or show followed by a break to organize the next activity. Up to 20 people participate in the Enrichment Program at any given time, based on their interest in the particular activity. The Venture Crew, a Boy Scout troop for individuals with disabilities, was formed as an offshoot of the Enrichment Program, and meets monthly.