Art Lovers and Supporters: 2021 WaMaC Art Show Press Release
The annual WaMaC conference art exhibit featuring the work of student artists from Beckman, Maquoketa, Marion, Mount Vernon, Solon, and West Delaware High Schools will be open to the public Saturday, April 17th from noon to 4:00pm in the front lobby of the Mount Vernon High School Performing Arts Center at 731 Palisades Rd SW, Mt Vernon, IA. The exhibit will feature the top 120 works of art including drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, design, photography, and ceramics. Each category will be awarded first, second, and third honors as well as a best in show and student choice.
The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Poet Laureate of Mount Vernon. Applicants must live within 12 miles of Mount Vernon.
In general, the role of the Poet Laureate/Writer-in-Residence of Mount Vernon is to promote the written word as art within the community. The position has two specific requirements:
Compose and present an original piece at the annual Mount Vernon Memorial Day commemoration.
Organize at least one public event to celebrate the written word.
The Poet Laureate/Writer-in-Residence of Mount Vernon receives a $500 annual stipend from the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council. The MVAAC also offers programmatic support for the selected candidate. For more information and application materials, visit mvaac.org.