We are excited to announce the official winners of the 2021 Community Arts Spotlight Series. This past December, the Hylton Center introduced the Hylton at Home Community Arts Spotlight Series, a new initiative that showcases extraordinary artistic talent within the Prince William County cultural community. Applications were open to all members of the Prince William County Arts Council and four artists or ensembles were selected to be featured in digital presentations as part of Hylton at Home, the Hylton Center’s digital programming platform.
The initiative was received with enthusiasm by artists and ensembles across the county and submissions were reviewed by a programming committee comprising Hylton Center executive leadership and community members. Artistic excellence, vision, and creative thinking were among the criteria sought in the applicants. Congratulations to our Community Spotlight winners below! Each of their performances will be produced by Hylton Center production personnel, filmed in a Hylton Center venue under strict safety protocols, and streamed for free viewing on Hylton at Home this spring via the Hylton’s website, Facebook and YouTube pages.
Learn more about these Community Arts Spotlight winners and their upcoming performances:
- Dunbar Saxophone Quartet
Saxophone Quartet Music from Around the World
April 1 at 7:15 p.m.
Dunbar Saxophone Quartet has been an ensemble of the Prince William Community Band since 1998 and performs many different musical styles from classical to jazz.
- K [squared]²
Women: A Reflection
April 15 at 7:15 p.m.
K [squared]² is a visual and audio performance duo comprising Kim B Miller (poet) and Kelly Haneklau (anti-racist artist). Kim B Miller performs her original poems, while Kelly Haneklau creates an original painting on the spot to coincide with the spoken word message.
- Ordway Conservatory
May 20 at 7:15 p.m.
Ordway Conservatory is dedicated to providing a world class dance education centered around each student's dance journey. The ensemble’s cast of pre-professional dancers performs Thumbelina, the beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.
- Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra
Allow Us to Reintroduce Ourselves – We’re OBCO
June 17 at 7:15 p.m.
Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra ("OBCO") is an all-volunteer ensemble established in 1998 by musicians dedicated to providing wonderful, low-cost or free concerts in greater Prince William. In this performance, the orchestra tells its story through music and spoken word, featuring guest poet, Olivia Hajioff.
We look forward to highlighting this group of talented, local artists and ensembles and invite you to enjoy these and more great upcoming Hylton at Home performances!