Fox Cities P.A.C., Bergstrom-Mahler Collaborate with Appleton Central

Fox Cities P.A.C., Bergstrom-Mahler Collaborate with Appleton Central

The past four months the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass have been working on a project "Changed for Good" which uses themes from the Broadway production WICKED to engage a classroom of students from Appleton Central High School.

The "Changed for Good" project, facilitated by the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center's education department, used the medium of glass to explore the show's themes like inner worth, self-evaluation and respect toward others. The project allowed students to attend a performance of WICKED, participate in classroom workshops and create their own glass artwork which are now on display at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass through Thursday, May 1.

"This experience allowed students to explore how they view themselves, increase their personal confidence, and share in the joy fine arts can bring," said Appleton Central High School Principal Katherine Crowley Peckham.

The "Changed for Good" project was supported in part by a grant from The Broadway League. The grant is awarded to ten performing arts centers nation-wide each year and focuses on educational outreach in connection with Broadway shows.

Admission to the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is free. It is located at 165 N. Park Ave in Neenah and hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in downtown Appleton, provides a premier venue for live performing arts. Since 2002, the Center has proudly served as a gathering place for the community to engage in educational opportunities while enhancing a greater understanding and appreciation of the live performing arts. The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center - Where the Arts Come Alive!

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