Arts & Entertainment

Culinary crafts, performance at Ocracoke School Arts Week

Ocracoke School Students will showcase culinary craft and stage theatrics Thursday (March 29) in an evening presentation that highlights skills they have learned during the spring Arts Partnership and Arts Week.

Artists and instructors this year include Karen Dundore-Gulotta, Jason Wells, Diali Cissokho, Jef Lambdin, Heather Johnson and Desiree Ricker.

Culinary director, Jason Wells, has been working with high school students to design, prepare and serve a four-course dinner at the Ocracoke Methodist Rec Hall. The dinner will cost $20 and will have limited seatings at 5 and 6 p.m.

Reservations are required and can be made at www.ocracokealive.org, or by calling David Tweedie at 252-921-0260.

At 7:30, Ocracoke School elementary and middle school students will take to the Ocracoke School gym stage to present an evening of puppetry and comic melodrama with “THE PONY EXPRESSO or… The Villain Came to a Grinding Halt.”

Guided by visiting director, Karen Dundore-Gullotta, the show follows the trials and tribulations of the citizens of Waterpit, Nevada, as the heroine, Star Bright, and hero, Buck Brawn, work to thwart the evil plans of Mo Cabana. Doors for this free performance open at 7 p.m.

The Arts Partnership Program and Arts Week are brought to you by Ocracoke Alive, the N.C. Arts Council Grass Roots Funds, and Ocracoke School with additional sponsors.

For more details visit www.ocracokealive.org