November 7, 2008
Knoxville Museum of Art supports Children’s Theatre of Knoxville by displaying fundraising painting by fine artist April Laragy Stein.
Fine Artist April Laragy Stein of upstate New York has donated an original painting to be used for promoting the Children’s Theatre of Knoxville’s upcoming production of “The Little Prince”. The painting will be on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art from Tuesday, November 11, 2008 until the last performance of “The Little Prince” on Saturday, December 20, 2008 at which time it will be auctioned and awarded to the highest bidder.
Knoxville, Tenn. – Children’s Theatre of Knoxville will present their fifth production and last play of the 2008 season, the beloved children’s classic, The Little Prince. Written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince will be directed by Zack Allen, Executive Director of Children’s Theatre of Knoxville. Fine artist April Laragy Stein has created an original painting to benefit the Children’s Theatre of Knoxville. The painting will be used for the promotional poster of the production of The Little Prince and the original will be auctioned off at the end of the performance to the highest bidder. The painting will be on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art from November 11, 2008 until December 20, 2008. Admission for the Knoxville Museum of Art is free through December 31, 2008.
April Laragy Stein’s pieces generally sell for $3,500 to $5,000 for original framed work. The starting bid on The Little Prince painting is $250.00. Bidding has already begun and will end after the final performance of The Little Prince on December 20, 2008. To place a bid you can call the Children’s Theatre of Knoxville’s promotional manager, Harvey Abouelata at (865) 386-7860 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. A bid can also be placed with any board member of the Children’s Theatre of Knoxville. The current bid is posted on the Children’s Theatre Auction Blog http://ctkauction.blogspot.com/.
“We have been tremendously fortunate with the support we have received from the Knoxville community and a few old friends.” said Abouelata. “This poster alone is the result of many very kind and generous people that see the need and benefit of having a program like the Children’s Theatre of Knoxville in our community. The painting was donated by April Laragy Stein, a childhood artist friend of mine, and is being framed by Bennett Galleries. The Knoxville Museum of Art is hosting the painting, Andrea Truan Design is creating the poster, and Tennessee Valley Direct is printing the poster.”
The Little Prince runs Thursday through Sundays, premiering Friday, December 5th and closing Saturday, December 20th. The show plays each Thursday and Friday evening at 7 PM, Saturday afternoons at 1 PM and 4 PM, and Sunday afternoons at 3 PM. The Farragut Building is located at 530 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville, next to the historic Tennessee Theater.
For reservations, please call 865-599-5284. Reservations are recommended as most shows tend to sell out. Occasionally tickets may be purchased at CTK’s box office 30 minutes before show time.
April Laragy Stein “Little Prince” original painting Images:
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About The Children’s Theatre of Knoxville
The Children’s Theatre of Knoxville, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to producing meaningful theatrical productions for children and families, providing advanced theatrical instruction for children, and serving the community through drama-related outreach programs. CTK accepts charitable donations. Checks should be made to the Children’s Theatre of Knoxville. For more information, call 865-599-5284, visit http://www.childrenstheatreknoxville.com/ or email email@example.com.
The Children’s Theatre of Knoxville was formed in 2007 by Zack Allen, who serves as the corporation’s Executive Director, and by Jenny Ballard, who serves as Artistic Director.
Children’s Theatre Location
The Farragut Building is located at 530 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville, next to the historic Tennessee Theater.
Tickets for Children’s Theatre Performances
For reservations, please call 865-599-5284. Reservations are recommended as most shows tend to sell out. Occasionally tickets may be purchased at CTK’s box office 30 minutes before show time
Children’s Theatre of Knoxville, Inc. (CTK) is a newly-formed non-profit 501(c) corporation, operating under Tennessee State Charter #0561570. Donations are tax deductable. Checks should be written and mailed to:
Children’s Theatre of Knoxville, Inc.
Po Box 3783 Knoxville, TN 37927
About the Little Prince
The Little Prince was written by a famous French airplane pilot, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, during World War II. It is a well-known children’s spiritual allegory, and is one of the most widely translated French books in literary history.
The Little Prince tells the story of the narrator, an airplane pilot who crashes in the Sahara Desert. Running out of food and water, and worrying over his predicament, the pilot is approached by the little prince, a young boy who asks him to draw him a sheep. The narrator obliges and the two become friends. As the pilot attempts to fix his airplane, the little prince tells his story. Through his tale, the pilot learns that the little prince actually comes from a small planet where he lived all alone with only a beautiful rose for company. In an attempt to cure his loneliness, he left the planet. On his journey, the prince encounters a king, a vain man, a drunkard, a businessman, a lamplighter and a geographer. At the geographer’s suggestion, the little prince visits Earth, but lands in the middle of the desert and cannot find any humans. Instead, he meets a snake who speaks in riddles and hints darkly that its lethal poison can send the little prince back to the heavens if he so wishes. Ignoring him, the little prince befriends a fox who teaches him, among other things, that the important things in life are visible only to the heart.
Performance Schedule for “The Little Prince”
Friday, December 5, 2008 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 6, 2008 1 PM & 4 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2008 3:00 PM
Thursday, December 11, 2008 7:00 PM
Friday, December 12, 2008 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2008 1 PM & 4 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2008 3:00 PM
Thursday, December 18, 2008 7:00 PM
Friday, December 19, 2008 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 20, 2008 1 PM & 4 PM
About April Laragy Stein
One of upstate New York's favorite artists, April Laragy Stein Stein presents her latest artistic achievements that awaken the imagination. Influenced by Chagall, Matisse and early Kandinsky, April’s watercolor, gouache and acrylic paintings are compelling and rich with fantasy. The broad theme of her work embodies the earthly dimension of time and space, and makes a connection to a second dimension through the use of the canvas. The paintings depicted on this website range in actual size from approximately 16” x 20” to 40” x 60”.
Acquiring April’s work
Most of the paintings shown on this website have been purchased by private collectors or by the Elizabeth Collection at Artisan Works. If you wish to inquire as to the availability of any of the paintings shown on this site or other works already completed by April please contact Artisan Works at www.artisanworks.net or at (585) 288-7170. If you wish to discuss commissioning a work with April please contact her directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Knoxville Museum of Art
The Knoxville Museum of Art serves East Tennessee with outstanding exhibitions and educational programs. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Friday 10 AM – 8 PM, and Sunday 1 PM –5 PM. Parking is free. Admission is free through December 31, 2008. For more information contact Angela Thomas at (865) 934-2034 or visit http://www.knoxart.org/.
KMA Location and Hours
1050 World’s Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916-1653
Closed MondayTuesday- Thursday: 10am- 5pmFriday: 10am- 8pmSaturday: 10am- 5pmSunday: 1pm- 5pm
Abacus Creative Management (http://www.abacuscreativemanagement.com/) provides business, marketing, sales and promotional planning. Contact Harvey Abouelata (865)386-7860.
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