Slideshow: A half century of nurturing creativity

Share with others:

Print Email Read Later

Editor's note: Click the arrow icon in the lower left hand corner to launch presentation. Click "captions" to display written information with photographs. To view larger version, right click on the word large (Mac users control click) and choose the option open new window.

Multimedia presentation by
Martha Rial
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fifty years ago, the Chatham College Music and Art Day Camp was started as an experiment. Founders Mihail and Kay Stolarevsky hoped to provide training for young musicians of all kinds while allowing others to explore art forms. Since then, more than 20,000 young people have benefited from the couple's dream.

After Mihail passed away in 1974, his wife, Kay Stolarevsky, took over as director. She stepped down in 1991 but stays active in the camp today as an adviser. This summer nearly 300 children from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade have flocked to the hilltop campus in Shadyside to dabble in hip-hop, create cartoons or learn the classics on a harp.

Related story

Music and arts day camp celebrating a half-century of creativity

Multimedia Index

You must have Flash player to view this feature. The slideshow may take several minutes to download over a dial-up connection. Martha Rial can be contacted at .


Create a free PG account.
Already have an account?