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News :: Area artists, musicians preparing for Saturday's Arts in the Park Festival
· 9:19am June 19th, 2014
In addition to the 33 artists who will share their work with those who attend the Arts in the Park festival that begins at 9 a.m. this Saturday at Celebration Park in Vinton, several area musicians will also be performing throughout the day.
Those singers and players include:
Mark is an acoustic guitar player who lives in Vinton. He might not be heard much here, but he is known for playing various open mics in eastern Iowa, including the Amanas and Stone City.
Castle Ridge is a three-piece band that is well-known in the Iowa bluegrass community. They have and do perform extensively in eastern Iowa, and have a repertoire that extends beyond blugrass into the realm of old time music as well. https://www.facebook.com/castle.ridge.band http://www.castleridgeband.com/pastjobs.html
Sam was a member and lead singer for Big Wooden Radio for many years. Big Wooden Radio was an roots-based acoustic band from Iowa City that played with the likes of Wilco, The Neville Brothers, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, The Del McCoury Band, Dan Hicks, and Big Sandy & His Flyright Boys. https://archive.org/details/iuma-big_wooden_radio.
Todd has been a resident of Vinton for over 25 years. He plays acoustic folk music and writes many of his own songs which focus on living in the rural midwest. http://vimeo.com/1713629
About the Art Festival
The festival will include 33 artists displaying their artworks, says Paul Roster, one of the members of the Vinton Guild of Fine Arts.
'Smokin on the Cedar' will be selling food. The Vinton Guild of Fine Arts will be selling beverages.
"And most importantly," says Roster, "we will be presenting Stephanie and Amillianna King a check that the guild was able to raise with the silent auction last month. Stephanie will speak about the experiences of her family and her daughters fight with cancer. She is hoping to have a doctor speak about this type of cancer to create an awareness of it."
Here is a list of the artists who plan to participate:
Gloria Orcutt, Vinton
Earlene Stuck, Atkins
Anita Gordon, Vinton
Kim Fischels, Vinton
Kelly Primrose, Vinton
Leslie Mullnix, Mt. Auburn
Therese Foth, Vinton
Lora Walker, Vinton
Amanda Dedrick, Vinton
Drawing & Pastels
Mya Brown, Vinton
Gordon Bowen, Vinton
Frank Ditri, Cedar Rapids
*Brad Davis, Lamont
Steve Haefner, West Des Moines
Ann Jorgensen, Garrison
Rich Herrmann, Mount Vernon
*Sean Heinrich, Cedar Rapids
Stephen Mineck, Vinton
Ivy Hinrichs, Cedar Rapids – painting, décor, illustration, photography
Sara Kreutner, Vinton – painting, drawing, photos, crafts, calligraphy
Brenda Kersevich, Vinton – painting, drawing
Angie Klinzing, Vinton – jewelry, kumihimo, loom knitting, crafts
*Brian Parr & Jennifer Parr, Vinton – chainsaw carving, painting, drawing
Bonnie Deutsch, Vinton – carving, jewelry, flowers, wooden items
Marvin Drenter, Vinton – drawing and models
Dandeena Schadle, Van Horne – painting, drawing, ceramics, pastels
Paul, Mandy, and Shelby Roster, Vinton – painting, drawing, jewelry, carving
Barbara Campbell, Vinton – painting, drawing
Priscilla Hepker, Center Point – painting, photography
Regina Fennern, Vinton – crafts made from recycled materials
An * represents artists who will be doing demonstrations during the festival.
See more information about the Guild and Festival HERE.
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