Manalapan residents Katherine and Gary Parr hosted a reception to mark the Kravis Center’s 30th Anniversary season at their historic Casa Alva home on January 19. The sunset cocktail event honored Kravis Center Education Committee members and staff and celebrated the 3 millionth student served by the Center’s education programs.
The Education Committee is a standing committee of the Kravis Center’s Board of Directors, which hosts a speaker program throughout the season with a new presenter each month.
“Our comprehensive arts education programs provide numerous opportunities for young people and adults in our community to enrich their lives and expand their exposure to the performing arts,” said Tracy C. Butler, Director of Education for the Kravis Center. “Our continuing arts education programs inspire and engage adults, allowing them to broaden their experiences and enhance their skills in a variety of creative and interactive classes. Our after school and summer, workshops and master class programs offer young people the opportunity to engage with the art-making experience and gain a greater appreciation of the performing arts. Our staff is so grateful for the support of an outstanding Education Committee and truly thank tonight’s hosts, Katherine and Gary Parr for their hospitality and generosity.”
Kravis Center education programs include the ArtSmart: Continuing Arts Education for Adults Series, Beyond the Stage, S*T*A*R Series performances, Kravis-On-The-Road Series performances and more.
“The Education Committee at the Kravis Center has a long-standing history of collaborating with different organizations in our community to bring the arts and learning to students of all ages,” said Mrs. Parr, a former teacher. “As we look at making the performing arts even more accessible, it’s an honor to work with the excellent team at the Kravis Center and an exceptional committee of dedicated community members.”
The Kravis Center is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Center’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality, by offering comprehensive arts education programs—serving over 3 million students since its inception; by providing a Palm Beach County home for local and regional arts organizations to showcase their work; by being an economic catalyst; and by providing community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County.
To learn more about the Kravis Center’s education programs, visit kravis.org/education-community. To help support the Kravis Center’s education mission, please call the Development Department at 561.651.4320 or visit kravis.org and click on Giving and Support.