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College Production:
Mattie Kelly Arts Center - View our New Video Tour - 2017

Art Gallery:
NWF State Faculty Art Exhibition

Art Gallery:
ART EXHIBITS: Arnie Hart Juried Student & NWF State College Faculty Exhibits

College Production:
OPEN AUDITIONS - Sister Act (NWF State College Summer Musical)

NFSO Presents:
NFSO "The Orchestra Moves" Carnegie Hall Link Up Concerts for Youth

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Guest Event:
Mother of All Burger Battles

Guest Event:
The Calling Dance Company - COMING HOME - A Story of Hope

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Mattie Kelly Arts Center Volunteer Docents & Ushers Honored

Mattie Kelly Arts Center


5/1/2009 - The Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College recently honored the more than 100 volunteer docents and ushers who served this past arts season. The Mattie Kelly Arts Center ushers volunteered over 7,000 hours this year and the Art Gallery docents volunteered over 800 hours this year. Ushers direct patrons to their seats, hand out programs and most importantly, present a warm welcome to patrons of all events held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Art Gallery docents help enhance the viewing experience of visitors to the center's two galleries by offering information and insight about current exhibitions and the college's permanent art collections. Docents also present a traveling art exhibit in local schools.

Ushers and docents normally commit to serve several times each season, September through July, and receive training. Ushers receive complimentary admission to the show occurring the night they serve. Docents who serve in the art galleries prior to a theater performance may also receive complimentary admission on a space available basis. Additional volunteer docents and usher are needed. For information on becoming an usher contact Delores Merrill, House Manager, at 729-6065 and for information on becoming an art gallery docent contact Petra Hartzog at the art galleries at 729-6044.

Recognized for serving as Ushers during the 2008-09 arts season were:

Crestview: Margaret Larson

Destin: Anna & Wayne Leone, Jeanette Moerschel, Jeanene Samples, Steve Strauss

Fort Walton Beach: Gloria Deberry, Pam & Leroy Donald, Betty & Fred Doyle, Nancy & Charley Dyess, Judith Flasco, Don Gates, Dodie & Dan Glowa, Una & Jim Heavener, Mary-Anne Lovato, Valarie Valade

Mary Esther: Diana & Donald Wade

Miramar Beach: Mary Ellen Hable

Niceville: Inge Ackerman, Judy Alley, Darlene Anderson, Eileen & Charles Arpke, Audrey Bailey, Mindy Barrett, Judi Bernstein, Phil Block, Michele Boles, Kay Brewer, Jane Broestler, Yolanda Byrd, Joy Crimmins, Sandra Darling, Sammie & Stan Davis, Sharol Durrenberger, Neville Edenborough, Jan & Kurt Eichorst, Jean Far, Tom Feick, Lee Fryer, Katie Furby, Michele Gomez, Marjorie Cox Gray, Dee Gulbranson, Susie Hagwood, Audrey & Bob Hains, Laurie Hardy, Eleanor Harris, Be Hinley, Debbie & Dan Hollis, Helen Hooper, John & Marsha Hooten, Sharon Johnson, Carol Lumsden, Emily Maheu, Scotta Mahugh, Gilbert March, Cheryl McDermott, Joan McCarthy, Sandra & C.V. Miller, Sue & Lee Marion, Dianne Maynard, Donna & Bob Newton, Joanne & John Palm, Sharlot Parker, Ali Pfeffier, Bill Readdy, Vicki Richburg, Marti Ross, Roxanne Ruckdeschel, George Sebren, Anne Smith, Paul Summitt, Ann Surmiak, Barbara & Bill Thaler, Karen Thomhave, David Vaughan, Judy Van Rees, Gary Wendel, Cathy White, Nancy Whitehouse, Liz Williams

Shalimar: Barbara & George Cilek, Kay & Troy Dent, Ed Fox, Nancy Litten, Sheila Stetzler

Valparaiso: Pat D'Aquila, June Jepson, Marsha Plinske, Edith Santucci, Jean Smith

Recognized for serving as Docents during the 2008-09 arts season were:

Bonifay: Sofia Davis

Destin: Tann Dallas, Janet Rappazini

Niceville: Rebecca Cornette, Tom Feick, Renata Gauvin, Audrey Hains, John Hipp, Marilyn Mefford, Connie Morgan, Janet Pandzik, Neil Reilly, Elizabeth Shwiller, Elizabeth Welch

Shalimar: Doris Berg, Ed & Cathy Fox, Biruta LaCelle, Nancy Litten, Pat & Vivian Marcus, Kathleen (Taty) Saunders

Valparaiso: Kay Harter, June Jepson