“From the Tree” was created to provide a venue and spotlight for the creative efforts of Kent elementary school students, local poets, and two outstanding organizations that are teaching our children the benefits of creative thinking, Standing Rock Cultural Arts and WICK Poetry Outreach Program at Kent State University: http://dept.kent.edu/wick.
The students at Walls and Holden Elementary Schools have been asked to investigate their human relationships and interdependence with trees physically, emotionally and metaphorically through displays of Sculpture and Poetry. Each featured student has a poem displayed on the wall at The North Water Street Gallery and receives a professionally mounted print of their poem in addition to a commemorative chapbook with all 20 selected poems.
There will be a Reading of the Featured Poems at The Hometown Bank Plaza on April 28th as part of The Main Street Block Party of The “Who’s Your Mama? Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival.
WHO: Standing Rock Cultural Arts in conjunction with The Wick Poetry Center and Vandenboom Sculpture Studios presents
WHAT: “Fukishima Anniversary” Art Exhibition
-curated by Vince Packard
-10th Annual Environmental Art Show In Conjunction with The 6th Annual “Who’s Your Mama?” Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival
-Featuring Work by Local Artists
-Vince Packard (Paintings)
-Jim Vandenboom (Sculpture)
-Kate Uhrich (Prints, Sculpture)
-Kelly Hayes (Paintings)
-Masha Vereshchenko (Paintings)
-Trey Berry (Paintings, Assemblage)
-Prints from the Online Facebook Fukusima Exhibition. (Earth Art/Fukushima 3/11)
-Music by Amy Breedon
Also Featuring “PROJECT: FROM THE TREE” CREATED AND SPONSORED BY JIM VANDENBOOM, MFA Sculpture.
-Poems written by Local Elementary School Children in collaboration with The Wick Poetry Program of Kent State University
-Sculpture by Jim Vandenboom
-A Reading of the Poems is scheduled for April 28th, 4pm in Downtown Kent during The “Who’s Your Mama?” Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival Block Party at The Hometown Bank Plaza
WHERE: Exhibition at North Water Street Gallery, 257 N Water St, Downtown Kent
WHEN: OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, March 31, 7:00-10:00pm
-SHOW RUNS THROUGH Saturday, May 5, 2011
http://www.standingrock.net for updates
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Vince Packard is an artist and environmental activist who currently resides in Akron, Ohio. He has shown work regularly at The North Water Street Gallery.
Kate Uhrich and Kelly Hayes both hold BFA degrees from Kent State University. Kate is an art instructor in Kirtland, Ohio. Kelly is an RN in Mahoning County. Both have exhibited regularly at The North Water Street Gallery and around the country.
Jim Vandenboom holds a BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art and a MFA in Sculpture from Kent State University. He created and sponsors the annual Project: From the Tree.
Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization. We always welcome and appreciate sponsors whose assistance helps cover expenses for our art and educational activities. Donations are tax deductible.
Checks payable to:
257 N. Water St.
Kent, OH 44240
Thank you to our current sponsors: The Ohio Arts Council, The City of Kent, The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation, The Hometown Bank, The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Woodsy’s Music, Totally Cooked Catering, The Lucky Penny Creamery, Kent Natural Foods Co op, Kent Parks and Recreation, City Bank Antiques, Wild Goat Cafe, Wild Earth Outfitters, Dr. Greenbee, Taco Tantos, Ray’s Place, Edwin George Cherokee, Burris of The Universe, and The Sylvia Coogan Memorial Foundation.
Thank you to our MEMBERS! : Daiv Whaley, Andrea and Rick Stahl Family, Bill and Shirley Mars, Lisa Coffman, Ann Haas, Jim Vandenboom, Maj Ragain, LuAnn Csernotta, Emily Parker, and Ken Robinson. Become a member today! Memberships are tax-deductible and support quality arts programming and scholarships for those in need. Details and membership benefits at http://www.standingrock.net.
Thank you for supporting the Arts!
For information: http://www.standingrock.net