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Sylacauga Community Playhouse Announces Winner of The Secret Garden Art Contest


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – In anticipation of the production of The Secret Garden, the Sylacauga Community Playhouse conducted a competition for artwork entries for the promotional materials for the production.

“The Sylacauga Community Playhouse wanted the whole community to be aware and excited about the Spring production of The Secret Garden,” said Amy McDonald, SCP Board member. “The competition allowed us to provide opportunity for local visual artists to showcase their talent and allow the SCP celebrate other artists in our community.” Visual artists were invited to submit artwork for the design for The Secret Garden program cover, poster, and other advertising memorabilia.  The artwork submitted was judged by Director Patrick McDonald, graphic designer Dana Theilacker, selected members from the Sylacauga Arts Council, staff from B.B. Comer Memorial Library, and Swen Printing.

Icie Wallace’s original art, done in oil on a 11X14 stretched canvas, was the winner of The Secret Garden art contest.  She is the fourteen-year old daughter of Lee and Kristie Wallace. Icie’s hobbies include reading, drawing, painting, sculpting, knitting, crocheting, singing, playing the piano, saxaphone, and ukulele. She also enjoys public speaking and the Japanese language. Her favorite place in Sylacauga is to be surrounded by all the books at B.B. Comer Memorial Library, were she is a member of the Teen Advisory Council and volunteers during the Summer Reading Program. She is completing her freshman year of high school and has been homeschooled since 2013.

Celia Blanchard, who is cast as Martha in The Secret Garden, was the second-place winner. Nicole Wilson, a senior at Sylacauga High School was the third-place winner.

The winner and the runners-up will be available for viewing at B.B. Comer Memorial Library March 4 – April 15, 2019.

The Secret Garden will be performed by the Sylacauga Community Playhouse cast at B.B. Comer High School Auditorium, April 4th – April 7th.  Advance tickets for $10 may be at, the Maxye Veasey Senior Center, or the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce.    Tickets purchased at the door will be $12.  Please contact Amy McDonald at (256) 369-3003 if you are a teacher or school administrator and would like your students to attend a school showing.

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