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Pathways To Creativity

Arts Education Programs

Reservations & Information

Contact: Kathi Tennant
(209) 338-5022
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2013-14 Pathways to Creativity Program is Sponsored By:

 Save Mart Cares

Costa Family Fund

A Note From Jim Johnson, Ph.D.

Jim Johnson

Dear Educator,

Since its inception Pathways to Creativity has presented performing arts experiences to more than 165,000 children from more than 260 schools, including educational offerings by the Center’s resident companies and outside presenters.

That arts experiences and academic achievement go hand in hand is indisputable. At a time when arts education is being cut back in our schools, the Center is only too happy to provide young people with the much needed opportunities described in these pages.

Below you will find the Pathways to Creativity programs the Gallo Center is offering for the 2013-2014 Season. They are for students at all grade levels, K–12, including after school programs and prevention/issue-oriented young adult programs. To participate in any of these events, please download your reservation form from the link above.

We look forward to seeing your students at the Center!


Jim Johnson, Ph.D.
Arts Education Coordinator
Gallo Center for the Arts

2013/14 Arts Education Events – Tickets $5.00


Thur, Apr 10, 2014
9:30 am
4:00 pm
Foster Theater; capacity: 440

Fri, April 11, 2014
9:00 am
11:00 am
Foster Theater; capacity: 440

» Study Guide
Recommended for Grades K–6

"Pinocchio" has been one of the most popular of all children’s stories since it was written by Carlo Collodi in 1883. This stage play, co-presented by Modesto Performing Arts and the Gallo Center, adheres closely to the original story. All the famous characters are included, and as any good children’s story should, "Pinocchio" not only entertains, but teaches as well.


This show has been cancelled.

Another vivid production from American Family Theater, this high-spirited musical reflects the historic realities, excitement, and hopes of Ellis Island, capturing the courage and challenges of the immigration experience. With wonder, terrific action and heart, “Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream” celebrates the multi-cultural foundations of our nation.