Finding the artistic gift everyone has to offer is the new year’s challenge

You have a gift within yourself. Some of you have found it. Some of you haven’t, but it’s there. Is this the year to find or rekindle a talent that’s been setting still too long? The gifts we possess can range from having carpentry skills to a compassionate heart, being a great listener, a fine surgeon or having just the right knack of putting a bandage on a scraped knee. Usually we like to share our gifts with others. Individuals in the performing arts are no different.

You have a gift within yourself. Some of you have found it. Some of you haven’t, but it’s there. Is this the year to find or rekindle a talent that’s been setting still too long? The gifts we possess can range from having carpentry skills to a compassionate heart, being a great listener, a fine surgeon or having just the right knack of putting a bandage on a scraped knee. Usually we like to share our gifts with others. Individuals in the performing arts are no different.

Ranging from presentations within our public schools, our nonprofit, all volunteer organizations, or our city’s sponsored programs throughout the year, we are very rich when it comes to talent, inspiration and the desire to be creative. Our community sparkles with the spirit of art in many forms. Is your talent being an appreciative audience attendant or stage crew member? Have you viewed a recent gallery showing? By attending local art events you bring your gift of interest and appreciation to the artists.

Who has set their musical instrument down and declared they haven’t the time to play? Who claims their voice isn’t what it used to be? Some might say they would never be able to memorize lines again. Has someone said an unkind remark to you about your creativity? Did you believed them and give up your passion? I challenge you to stretch those vocal chords. Skills can be re-learned. What you have put aside can be picked up. You simply have to try.

We have the Cascade Foothills Chorale for you to sing in that gives two major concerts a year. Do you miss the interaction of cast mates and creating a staged performance? You have that opportunity with Stage Door

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