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Reclaiming Virgin Forest

Children's Radio Theater

Ohio Arts Access Grant

Gallery Open 1-5 pm Saturdays and by appt. 330-673-4970

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
Reclaiming the Virgin Forest

Art and furniture making
by featured artist Chadd Beverlin

View the Virtual Opening
Saturday, June 12th - View Now

Meet the artist in person at the gallery.
4-6pm, June 12th.
(10 people max at a time)
Exhibit runs through July 10th

ARTIST STATEMENT: Some of the lumber I reclaim is from factories built right after the Civil War. Some of these virgin forest exist right in our inner cities but the only places that still contain them are the old factories. So industrial factories can be just as important as barns, or even more so, being that they are in city scapes where you'd never imagine a virgin forest. I want people who come to the show to get a sense that the inner city which is clad with big buildings and streets was once a beautiful virgin forest.

Creative Music Camp at
Standing Rock Cultural Arts
from July 12 - 16

This is a great opportunity to enhance your playing,
be it your interpretive skills or your expansion beyond classical music.

This program is for intermediate and advanced musicians, ages 14-18. No experience with improvisation is necessary. We will delve into styles from around the world, exploring concepts such as rhythmic hocketing, ornamentation, narrative, motivic development, modal harmony, collaboration, and self awareness.

Open to String and Woodwind Players
Fee: $190 for 5 sessions, 10am-1pm.
Register Here

Aaron Fried, KSU Stark Faculty Cellist
Jahna Stanton, Classical and Pop Violinist

Guest Artists:
Inti Hayma, Violinist, Singer, and EDM artist
Ed Caner, Physicist and Fiddler with Hey Mavis

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
and Kent Parks and Rec

Outdoor Summer Art Camp

Fred Fuller Park Pavillion 2 and 4
June 14th - June 30th. Ages 11-16
July 5th - July 21st. Ages 6-11

July 26th - July 29th.
Art Show at FJ Kluth Gallery

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
invites you to participate in
Children's Radio Theater

The New World Children's Theatre Writing Workshop
Enrolling Ages 6-17 · Saturdays beginning May 29, 2021 · 1-2pm

OUTDOORS in the Peace Garden, 300 N. Water St., Downtown Kent
Rain Location: N. Water Street Gallery - 300 N. Water St., Suite H. Downtown Kent
The Workshop will culminate in a radio play that will become a podcast.

Listen to last year's play, Arcade Cheezy Town, here (7 Episodes)

Jawbone Open Poetry Reading! April 30 & May 1st!

Friday, April 30 at 6PM, is at the amphitheater at Fred Fuller on Middlebury Rd. Look for a stage in the gully below the picnic shelters, and turn in there. We also have the first picnic shelter in case of light rain. If heavy storms are predicted, we will probably drop back to Zoom, but you will get an email/facebook post one way or the other as weather info becomes available.

Saturday, May 1 at 2PM. will be down at the river, the traditional Jawbone outdoor spot by the Stow St. Bridge, Where John Brown once had a tannery.

art show Standing Rock Cultural Arts Presents the

15th Annual "Who's Your Mama?"
Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival

Join us for three events:


II. PHOTO SHOOT OF COSTUMES. Saturday, April 24. 2-4pm. Dress up like an Animal or Eco Hero and have your picture taken by the Cuyahoga River under the Main Street Bridge in Downtown Kent.

III. ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SCREENING Saturday April 24. 7pm. Virtual Event.

Social Distance Protocols will be in place.

Visit the Who's Your Mama? page for updates.

Community Grant Awarded by the

Standing Rock Cultural Arts (SRCA) is proud to announce that we have received a generous grant from Burton D. Morgan Foundation in support of our operational expenses in 2021.

SRCA has enjoyed providing opportunities for artists to bring their work to the public since 1992, and we have long dreamed of greater funding to hire regular staff to develop a more stable and sustainable business model. This grant from Burton D. Morgan Foundation is instrumental in helping us achieve our dream, and insures that the organization will be able to provide art and education opportunities in the area for many years to come.

Programs like The New World Children's Theatre, The Downtown Innovative Community Events(D.I.C.E.), regular Art Exhibitions in Downtown Kent at The North Water Street Gallery, and Public Art projects will greatly benefit from this grant.



Burton D. Morgan Foundation champions the entrepreneurial spirit, contributes to a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem, and serves as a leader in the field of entrepreneurship education.

Burton D. Morgan Foundation awards grants in its four mission-related areas of focus: Youth Entrepreneurship, Collegiate Entrepreneurship, Adult Entrepreneurship, and the Hudson Community.

In addition, the Foundation periodically makes proactive grants to community organizations whose important work falls outside our mission-related grant focus. These grants are usually made once a year and are determined on a proactive basis by the Foundation's Trustees. We do not accept requests for our proactive community grant making and typically select a different group of recipient organizations each year. The Foundation also makes some grants to organizations that support philanthropy.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is honored to be the recipient of this unsolicited grant. I would like to thank Burton D. Morgan Foundation for their generosity and wish it to remain prosperous for many years to come.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents
The New World Children's Theatre
Writing Workshop
Enrolling Students Age 6-17.

Classes begin Saturday April 10, 2021. 1-2pm

WHERE: Virtual Zoom Meeting Classes.
The Workshop will culminate in a radio play that will become a podcast.
Listen to last year's play, Arcade Cheezy Town, here (7 Episodes):

Ages 6-17. Classes meet twice a week for 10 weeks to write the play.
Sessions are 4- 5pm on Thursdays and 1-2pm on Saturdays, although we are somewhat flexible.

Once the play is written, the kids meet for a couple of sessions at The North Water Street Gallery in Downtown Kent, using social distancing protocols, to record the voices for the play.

There will be a photo shoot where the students dress up as the characters from the play. Finally, a sound engineer will add sound effects, background music with input from the students, and create a final mix before publishing the work on the Standing Rock Cultural Arts' podbean.com website.


COST: $200.00 Per Student -Arrangements can be made for low-income families. -Scholarships Available

SIGN-UP: To learn more or to sign-up, contact Jeff Ingram at 330.673.4970 or info@standingrock.net

Standing Rock Cultural Arts Presents

The 18th Annual
Standing Rock
International Shorts
(Virtual) Festival

Short Films from Around the World

Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm

View the Film List

The People's Choice Award
Goes to The Price of Cheap Rent
1. "The Price of Cheap Rent" by Amina Sutton & Maya Tanaka. NYC.
2. "Yearbook" by Bernado Britto. NYC; "Get the Better" by Melissa
Ferrai. L.A.; and "Wade" Upamanyu Bhattacharyya & Kalp Sanghvi.
India; all tied for Runner-Up

1. "Keep Your American Dream" by Donald Black Jr.. Cleveland
2. "Wade" by Upamanyu Bhattacharyya & Kalp Sanghvi. India
3. "Spiral" by Alex Tsilifonis. Greece

Standing Rock Cultural Arts Presents

My Lethal Ingenue

Paintings by Madelyn Jack

Saturday, February 27, 2021
Virtual Opening at 7:00 pm

In-Person Viewing
Saturdays 1 to 5:00 pm
Or by Appointment

Madelyn says, "These feminine figures engage viewers with their direct gaze (or lack of) to inform a craving of admiration. Therefore, the lure of the seductress by their visionary charm is what my work is centralized on. Furthermore, my art does not live in the real world, meaning I have freedom to embellish and distort the compositions which house my enigmatic women. I frame the individuality of each figure with backgrounds of bold pattern which enhance the theme of my work and compliment the coloring of my figures body and clothing."

"The overall goal within my compositions is to celebrate the centrality of poisonous beauties which fascinate and bewitch all at once."

Join us Saturday evening, February 27th, for the first ever

Meet The Artist Live Stream

With artist Madelyn Jack discussing her exhibition at the
North Water Street Gallery in Downtown Kent.

"My Lethal Ingenue"

Standing Rock Cultural Arts Presents

Chuck Slonaker

Paintings and Sculpture

The Landmark Series
Paintings of local landmarks.

The Extinction Series
pays tribute to extinct and
endangered animals on Planet Earth.
through Saturday, February 20th, 2021

Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents
Arcade Cheezy Town

Podcast Episodes
New World Children's Theatre

Standing Rock Cultural Arts welcomes you to The New World Children's Theatre Podcast of "Arcade Cheezy Town", a play written by the students of The New World Children's Theatre.

This is an original, world premiere, radio podcast.

Our story begins in Arcade Cheezy Town, a place that's part diner, part arcade, run by an ambitious couple, Bill and Melinda, who believe they can take over the world by feeding nachos to the gullible citizens of Anytown, USA.

Three kids, Jose, Jorge, and Penny, are playing arcade games getting ready to order some nachos......... Find out what happens next here: https://standingrock.podbean.com

In light of the corona virus pandemic, the students decided to record a radio podcast while spatially distancing in lieu of a staged performance.


Be part of something amazing!
Become a MEMBER of Standing Rock Cultural Arts and help support the arts !

CLICK HERE to view our 2018 Membership Brochure !


Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) art and education organization based in downtown Kent. Our mission is to Build Community Through The Arts.

We nurture the spirit of creativity by providing opportunities for children and the public to explore the arts. We do this by providing opportunities for artists to bring their work to the community through exhibitions, poetry readings, workshops, theatrical productions, music performances, festivals, public art projects and special events.

In an effort to help support these community-enriching activities, we are offering a low-priced, tax-deductible Membership Plan to supplement our other funding. We have student memberships available for only $10 per year and a variety of plans to fit individuals, couples, families, and even businesses! All members will receive special benefits that are not generally available to the public.

Your membership and/or contribution is tax-deductible and greatly appreciated! Without the generous support of our donors and future members, we would not be able to offer the diverse quality cultural arts programming that we offer continuously throughout each year. There is no greater compliment to our organization about how valued our programming is to our community and area than your ongoing support! Checks may be made payable to:

Standing Rock Cultural Arts (SRCA)
300 N. Water St, Suite H.
Kent OH 44240


Standing Rock Cultural Arts’ programming includes:

•New World Children’s Theatre Playwriting Workshop & Performances

•The Annual Standing Rock International Short Film/Video Festival

•The Annual Who’s Your Mama? Environmental Film & Earth Day Festival & Vegan Iron Chef Competition

•Routine Open Poetry Readings & weekend long Jawbone Open Poetry Celebration with Maj Ragain

•Routine Art Exhibitions including charitable collaborations with Hattie Larlham (benefiting differently-abled artists) & W.A.R.M. (Women’s Art Recognition Movement benefiting Safer Futures Domestic Violence Shelter) in addition to other annual exhibitions (Student, Environmental, & Dia de los Muertos), as well as newly themed shows

•D.I.C.E. (Downtown Innovative Community Events) in conjunction with other downtown area businesses

•Workshops (art, drumming, dance, writing, etc. as offered/available)

•Hosting of Around Town Folk Festival Performances & other music acts

•Public Murals

•Pro Arts Consulting


Ohio Arts Council Arts Access Grant

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is proud to announce that we have received an Arts Access Grant from the Ohio Arts Council for our operating expenses between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

In reviewing the SRCA application, the panelists noted:

1. nice partnerships with local institutions
2. impressive amount of programming offered
3. appreciate the diversity of mediums and genres offered through programs
4. sound practice-based structure in place
5. concern over lack of paid staff

We are grateful for all the support the arts receive from the legislators in Columbus and from The Ohio Arts Council. We truly believe the arts benefit all Ohioans culturally, educationally, and eonomically. The Arts Access program supports ongoing arts and cultural activities in all genres that broaden opportunities for the general public to participate in the arts. This flexible two-year funding supports Ohio arts providers as they make artistic experiences available to their communities, positioning Ohio as a vibrant place to live, learn, work, and visit.

We invite you to come and visit our cultural art center in downtown Kent at 300 N. Water St., Suite H. We have a long term goal of having a larger facility that could serve an even larger audience in Kent and the surrounding areas. If you would like to learn more about our plans or have any other questions, feel free to contact me at any time.

Thank you again for supporting the arts in Ohio!

Jeff Ingram/Executive Director

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
300 N. Water St., Suite H
Kent, OH 44240


Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a non profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We invite and welcome sponsors to help cover expenses for our art and educational activities. Donations are tax deductible.



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