Sunshine Cultural Arts Center Opens in East St. Louis

The new Sunshine Cultural Arts Center in East St. Louis provides access to the arts for children in the Metro East.  The Center’s newest program “Growing Through the Arts”, made possible through a grant from The Monsanto Fund, allows children to learn about music, drumming and dancing in a safe haven after school. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble Celebrates Grand Opening of Sunshine Cultural Arts Center The new Sunshine Cultural Arts Center in East St. Louis provides access to the arts for children in the Metro East. The Center’s newest program “Growing Through the Arts”, made possible through a grant from The Monsanto Fund, allows children to learn about music, drumming and dancing in a safe haven after school. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble dancers like Ciara Mason now have a new performance home at the Sunshine Cultural Arts Center. The Center provides access to the arts for Metro East children with programs like the new after school “Growing Through the Arts” classes made possible through a grant from The Monsanto Fund. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble Celebrates Grand Opening of Sunshine Cultural Arts Center Community Performance Ensemble dancers like Ciara Mason now have a new performance home at the Sunshine Cultural Arts Center. The Center provides access to the arts for Metro East children with programs like the new after school “Growing Through the Arts” classes made possible through a grant from The Monsanto Fund. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble dancers like Lillie Mason now have a new performance home at the Sunshine Cultural Arts Center. The Center provides access to the arts for Metro East children with programs like the new after school “Growing Through the Arts” classes made possible through a grant from The Monsanto Fund. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble Celebrates Grand Opening of Sunshine Cultural Arts Center Community Performance Ensemble dancers like Lillie Mason now have a new performance home at the Sunshine Cultural Arts Center. The Center provides access to the arts for Metro East children with programs like the new after school “Growing Through the Arts” classes made possible through a grant from The Monsanto Fund. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble dancers like Eboni Jackson now have a new performance home at the Sunshine Cultural Arts Center. The Center provides access to the arts for Metro East children with programs like the new after school “Growing Through the Arts” classes made possible through a grant from The Monsanto Fund.    (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble Celebrates Grand Opening of Sunshine Cultural Arts Center Community Performance Ensemble dancers like Eboni Jackson now have a new performance home at the Sunshine Cultural Arts Center. The Center provides access to the arts for Metro East children with programs like the new after school “Growing Through the Arts” classes made possible through a grant from The Monsanto Fund. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble performers like director Sylvester “Sunshine” Lee now have a new performance home at the Sunshine Cultural Arts Center. The Center provides access to the arts for Metro East children with programs like the new after school “Growing Through the Arts” classes made possible through a grant from The Monsanto Fund. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble Celebrates Grand Opening of Sunshine Cultural Arts Center Community Performance Ensemble performers like director Sylvester “Sunshine” Lee now have a new performance home at the Sunshine Cultural Arts Center. The Center provides access to the arts for Metro East children with programs like the new after school “Growing Through the Arts” classes made possible through a grant from The Monsanto Fund. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble performers like dancer Tenetia Wilson now have a new performance home at the Sunshine Cultural Arts Center. The Center provides access to the arts for Metro East children with programs like the new after school “Growing Through the Arts” classes made possible through a grant from The Monsanto Fund. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble Celebrates Grand Opening of Sunshine Cultural Arts Center Community Performance Ensemble performers like dancer Tenetia Wilson now have a new performance home at the Sunshine Cultural Arts Center. The Center provides access to the arts for Metro East children with programs like the new after school “Growing Through the Arts” classes made possible through a grant from The Monsanto Fund. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble performers like drummer Tim Wilson now have a new performance home at the Sunshine Cultural Arts Center. The Center provides access to the arts for Metro East children with programs like the new after school “Growing Through the Arts” classes made possible through a grant from The Monsanto Fund. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble Celebrates Grand Opening of Sunshine Cultural Arts Center Community Performance Ensemble performers like drummer Tim Wilson now have a new performance home at the Sunshine Cultural Arts Center. The Center provides access to the arts for Metro East children with programs like the new after school “Growing Through the Arts” classes made possible through a grant from The Monsanto Fund. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Open House attendees like (l-r) Jane Brader, Ray Landis, East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks and his daughter Nariah Parks take part in a jam sessions in the newly restored Deupree Music Room.  The room was made possible through a grant from the Deupree Family Foundation in Hartford, Connecticut. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble Celebrates Grand Opening of Sunshine Cultural Arts Center Open House attendees like (l-r) Jane Brader, Ray Landis, East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks and his daughter Nariah Parks take part in a jam sessions in the newly restored Deupree Music Room. The room was made possible through a grant from the Deupree Family Foundation in Hartford, Connecticut. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks and daughter Nariah Parks jam at the new Sunshine Cultural Arts Center. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble Celebrates Grand Opening of Sunshine Cultural Arts Center East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks and daughter Nariah Parks jam at the new Sunshine Cultural Arts Center. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
(l-r) Sunshine Cultural Arts Center executive director Sylvester "Sunshine" Lee  and board member Bob Gill take time to make some music. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble Celebrates Grand Opening of Sunshine Cultural Arts Center (l-r) Sunshine Cultural Arts Center executive director Sylvester "Sunshine" Lee and board member Bob Gill take time to make some music. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble drummers and dancers perform inside the new Sunshine Cultural Arts Center. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)
Community Performance Ensemble Celebrates Grand Opening of Sunshine Cultural Arts Center Community Performance Ensemble drummers and dancers perform inside the new Sunshine Cultural Arts Center. (photo credit: Community Performance Ensemble)

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