This is an invitation to any pent-up peeps (of all ages) over the holidays wanting to express themselves artistically to:
A. Design and submit a snowflake creation (remember - no two snowflakes are identical) to be hung from Town Hall Chamber Room’s ceiling through April - check out this fun and easy 3-D snowflake idea!;
B. Write poetry to be displayed on the wall (an event for school-age children) and/or deliver a poem or prose for a dramatic read-aloud (open to everyone);
C. Create an artistic winter-themed wall-hangable piece of art, to be displayed in the Town Hall Board Room, as part of the Winter Show!
All ages and stages of artistry are welcomed to bring their work to be displayed in the first of the 2018 Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission’s “Four Seasons” Town Hall Art Shows. To participate, bring snowflakes and wintry artwork, along with placards*, to the Town Hall Board Room on Friday, Jan. 5, between 4 and 7 p.m.
Then, at the kick-of the Winter Show's opening reception on Saturday, January 6th, from 4:30-5:30 pm, local poet and writing teacher Bonnie Auslander will lead a collaborative poetry extravaganza for school-aged children exploring the sights, sounds, and scents of winter. Children may choose to write on oversized paper with markers or huge brushes (provided), or simply dictate their thoughts to teen amanuenses (also known as literary assistants).
Friends, family and neighbors are then encouraged to bring finger foods to share and join in Saturday’s event celebrating poetry (in a casual open mic fashion) and personal visions of winter’s wonders at the 6:30-8 pm Opening Reception / Community Tapas Potluck (finger foods only), which follows.
In addition, the LAHC will sponsor a bake sale (fundraising for expanding the arts in Lyons) along with hot chocolate and apple cider.
*Placards must include: artist’s name, title, medium, size, price (or marked NFS—not for sale), and contact information. Reservations are not required.
We hope to see you there!
For more information, contact Arielle Hodgson.
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 6, Poetry Extravaganza: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Community show opening tapas potluck: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Displayed from January 6 through April 6.
Deliver Winter hangable creations & placards on Friday, January 5, between 4 and 7 p.m. at Lyons Town Hall.
Art pickup: Friday, April 6, from 4 to 7 p.m.