Thursday, July 22, 2010

Art in the Park turns 50!

Appleton Art Center's Art in the Park, an outdoor party celebrating the visual arts, is 50 years old! The AAC also invites people indoors to the art center’s renovated galleries and two new nature-related exhibits.

During the recent renovation of AAC, 3 locust trees were removed from the property. They are now transformed into works of art by 3 local artists including SDA member Sherry Lawson Gates. Sherry specializes in free-motion machine embroidery and adorned an 8-foot-long branch with fabric signs of the seasons.

What: Appleton Art Center’s 50th annual Art in the Park

Where: City Park, downtown Appleton

When: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 25th

Admission: Free

More than 215 artists from across the Midwest and beyond will display their works for viewing and purchase. This year’s judge for the juried art event is Appleton mosaic artist Kim Schonfeld. Awards are best of show, best 2-D work, best 3-D work and honorable mentions. Appleton Art Center will announce the winners in the afternoon. Entertainment includes the Geriatric Jazz Band, Attic Theatre’s cast of the musical “Carousel” and the Jana Nyberg Group. The event also features children’s activities and food and beverage vendors.

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