April 3, 2006
Contact: Gordon Ovenshine 724-738-4854;
A KALEIDOSCOPE EVENT
SRU CHILDREN’S DAY SET FOR APRIL
22; ALL EVENTS FREE
ROCK, Pa. – A pet parade, story sound booth and concert by
Grammy-award winning folk artist Tom Chapin are new to
“Children’s Day” on April 22, the main family
event for Slippery Rock University’s fifth annual
Kaleidoscope arts festival April 19-30.
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., are free. Events will be held on Morrow
Way, next to the Russell Wright Alumni House. If it rains,
they’ll be moved to Pearl K. Stoner Instructional
brother of the late Harry Chapin, who wrote the ‘70s anthem
“Cats in the Cradle,” performs at 3 p.m. at the Stoner
guitar, banjo and mandolin and infuses live performances
with a sense of storytelling and imagination, says Parents
Magazine, which wrote: "Nobody today is writing and performing
better kids' songs than Tom Chapin . . . the Pied Piper of
albums have been recognized with awards from the American Library
Association, Parents' Choice, the New York Music Awards, the
National Association of Parenting Publications and Parents
sites Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie as musical heroes, has released
18 compact discs in a career spanning more than 30
music majors, theater and dance majors will perform, while SRU
elementary-education students will lead story-telling
“Our goal is to heighten awareness of the
arts and humanities to inspire and entertain children of all
ages,” said Dr. William McKinney, dean of the College of
Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, arts festival sponsor. The
Children’s Day line up:
10 to 11 a.m.
Moraine Elementary School Chorus: 11
Balloon Sculptor: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Art Activities and Story Sound Booth: 11 a.m. and 3
SRU Jazz Combo: 11:45 a.m.
Children's Dance Performances: 12:30
Children's Theater: 1:00 p.m.
Pet Parade (pet costumes optional): 1:30
Pet Art: 2 to 3 p.m.
SRUBrass Ensemble: 2 p.m.
Tom Chapin concert: 3 p.m.