Volunteer & Artist of the Month

We wouldn’t be able to thrive without our dedicated Arts Center teachers and students, work study participants, and our amazing volunteers. Each month, we spotlight different ones to show the rest of the world how much they really mean to the FOA!

March Volunteers: The Tarkington Family


The Tarkington family is full of talent, joy, and dedication and we are more than lucky to have them around! They pitched in and helped in so many different ways during our recent production of Beauty and the Beast. They just rock!

“We loved being a part of Beauty and the Beast! It was such a wonderful experience being able to work with other talented members of the community to help put together such a fabulous production. There were lots of laughs and good times had during the rehearsals and shows; the cast and crew were just the best! Everyone worked so hard and the result was so rewarding. Our family has been very blessed to have the opportunity to make new friends, be a part of the FOA, and help present such a beautiful story like Beauty and the Beast.” -The Tarkingtons

March Artist: Addie Escue

Our artist this month is one who has gone above and beyond in learning multiple parts in our upcoming spring ballet, Coppelia. She is a true sweetheart, always with a positive attitude and outstanding work ethic. Addie, you make us proud!

Addie is 13 years old. She’s is home-schooled and is in the 7th grade. She spends most of her spare time twirling around the house. Her mother says ballet is her favorite thing in the world. She has been a student at the FOA since she was 3 years old. She got her first pointe shoes in December and can’t wait to perform en pointe for the first time in Coppelia.