Merced County education office to hold arts performance

June 30, 2013 

Students from the Merced County Office of Education will hold a very special performance for family, friends and the community at Buhach Colony High School on July 3.

The performance is the culmination of the summer arts program, which includes MCOE's Orthopedically Handicapped and Deaf and Hard of Hearing programs.

"Through the arts, we're able to address a wide array of educational and therapeutic goals specific to each student," said John Russell-Curry, program organizer and MCOE itinerant teacher of orthopedically impaired students. "The richness of this opportunity is staggering."

The program is sponsored in part by VSArts of California, which helps make art accessible to people of all abilities.

Davina Ronquillo, 15, said, "I like VSA because I like making new friends, and using my body again in dance. I really want to come back next year."

The performance will be held at 10 a.m. July 3 in the Buhach Colony High School theater.

Hands-on art activities, sponsored by the Merced County Arts Council, will be available at 8:30 a.m. outside the theater main doors.

For more information about the event, call (209) 381-6744.

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