Art, entertainment presented at art-A-palooza
|The fifth annual art-A-palooza will take place Aug. 25 at Boettler Park. Shown above is an overview of last year’s event.|
|Children participate in free activities in the children’s activity tent during last year’s art-A-palooza. The tent also will be available at this year’s event.|
|Photos: Krista Galloway|
Presented by the Green Arts Council and the city of Green’s Parks and Recreation Division, the event is sponsored in part by Summa Health System, DRB Systems, FirstEnergy Foundation and Aqua Ohio, according to event organizers.
More than 60 artists from around the area will be selling their art at the event.
“Once again we have assembled a great group of artists for this year’s event,” said Joan Smith, owner of Gallery 143 and a board member for the Green Arts Council. “In addition to some of the most popular artists who join us year after year, we have approximately 20 new artists attending this year.”
Some of the participating artists include: Marianne Hite, Lisa Kane, Jack Baker and John Boyet, all in glass; Paula Mastroianni, Kriss Hays, Larry Vish and Linda Smith, in jewelry; Erin Scheiner, Kelly Noon, Wendy Lewis and Steve Sgam, in fiber; Jacqueline McGrew, Tom and Glendalee Burns and Tim Martin, in sculpture; John Walch and Laura Kolinski-Shultz, in ceramics; Tim Niewiadomski, Rebecca Dunn and Ralph Teets, in wood; Nancy McLean, in drawing; Lynn Lewis and Susie Lowder, in painting; and Jennifer Kamm, Jessica Kinsinger, Andrew Pollack and Linda Alexander-Radak, in mixed media.
The art-A-palooza committee approved all artwork to be represented at the fine art show, and artists will be onsite and available to answer questions from visitors about their craft and art, according to event organizers.
Returning this year is the popular children’s activity tent, where children ages 2-12 are invited to create their own art for free.
In addition, children ages 5-16 are invited to enter the third annual Chalk Art Contest. From 9 to 10 a.m., participants will be able to decorate the walking path with colorful chalk drawings related to the theme of “Happy 20th Birthday City of Green.”
Chalk will be provided, but organizers encourage artists to bring their own. Prizes will be awarded to the best chalk drawings in four age categories. Preregistration for the chalk contest is requested by visiting www.cityofgreen.org. For more information, contact Matt Kress at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-896-6621.
Live entertainment also will be presented throughout the day, including performing artists strolling along the festival path to display their talents.
In addition, set to perform on stage are: folk artists Tim Darnell and Touch of Spring, 10 a.m.; Lisa Malyuk on hammered dulcimer, 11 a.m.; contemporary musician and vocalist Danny Milan, noon; Celtic and folk music by Patrick White of Nine Stone Rig, 1 p.m.; and One String Short with Dennis Kempthorne, and Frank Krygowski and Friends at 2 p.m.
Visitors also will have the chance to win one of 50 art pieces donated by participating exhibitors through a raffle presented in the Green Arts Council tent. Proceeds will benefit the Green Arts Council scholarship fund, according to event officials.
Food will be available for purchase from The Pierogi Lady, John’s Gyro, Buehler’s Fresh Foods, GAC Pop, Karen Clark Kettle Korn and Ken King Roasted Nuts.
Admission is free, and parking will be available onsite and in nearby lots.
The Green Arts Council was formed in 2003 to promote participation in and appreciation of the arts in the city of Green, according to event officials. The group offers art classes, and scholarships to Green graduates pursuing art in college. For more information or to become a member, visit www.greenartscouncil.org.
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