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Arts Council plans for busy, fun 2013

January 6, 2013

The West Point/Clay County Arts Council had a productive 2012, and the organization which promotes the arts county-wide is taking that momentum into 2013.
There are many monthly activities the Arts Council has already set in stone for this year, and there will likely be more added to the list as the year rolls along.
Monte Brasfield, an Arts Council leader says the group will host many of the same activities it has in the past, but it has created new ones, including a Spring festival, the Art Walk, which will take place on Saturday, April 13.
“This is not going to be another Prairie Arts Festival,” Brasfield said earlier this week. “It will not be centered on crafts, but rather on things like paintings, drawings and sculpture art.”
Brasfield said it was not going to be limited to those three forms of art, but he wanted to make clear that the Art Walk would be different than the annual fall Prairie Arts Festival.
According to Brasfield, numerous businesses on Commerce Street will open their doors and lobbies and allow artists to display and create works of art that day. There will also be a musical act that night.
Full details will be released as Spring draws closer.
More immediate is the organization’s plans to present “Noon Time Music at the Library” an event that will feature Justin Estes, a classically trained pianist performing during the noon hour.
The first of these monthly performances will be January 16.
It will continue in February, along with a Movie Premiere night for a recently filmed Michael Williams feature.
There will also be a Movie Night in the Park again next month.
March will bring Music in the Park back, and there will be an EMCC Art Show on March 2.
April will feature the festival along with music jams and Music in the Park.
The Arts Council will select the winner of the Norman Armstrong Award in May, and June will feature a Movie Camp for Kids, along with a premiere.
This covers just six months of events planned by the Arts Council so far for 2013. Keep reading the Daily Times Leader for further updates on all Arts Council events this year.

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