Annex-KeatonBusterCameramanThe_03SPRINGVILLE — Summer programs at Springville Center for the Arts will come to a conclusion, Saturday, Aug. 17 with a mash of arts events ground into one evening.

The program begins with a children’s art reception at Arts Underground, located at 66 East Main St., Springville, at 6 p.m. Students, grades 3-8, worked with a variety of artists and created paintings, sculptural designs of the arts center, baskets and more that will be on display. Refreshments will be provided.

At 7 p.m., the event moves to the main theater space as the SCA Summer Theater interns will perform “Louder, I Can’t Hear You,” written by Bill Gleason. This is the final event featuring the five performers and educators who came to Springville from a variety of colleges to work with area youth. “Louder” is a family-appropriate short comedy about an all-too-familiar aspect of life — people not listening.

This will be followed by a screening of a short film made by the film camp that stars the interns and Julie Noeson. Several short animations from the Stop Motion & Sound Design camps will be screened as well.

The program culminates in an 8 p.m. screening of “The Cameraman” starring Buster Keaton, where he plays a clumsy cameraman trying to gain the affection of a woman working at MGM studios. The 1928 silent film will feature live accompaniment by Robert Bruce, an international touring artist with numerous publications and recordings to his credit. The admission price is $5 payable at the door.

These programs were made possible through a partnership with Springville Youth Incorporated and sponsored by M&T Bank and New York State Council on the Arts.