Post It Note Show Thru March

Join us for our Post it Note show thru March. Reception following on April 4th. Anyone can participate. We’ve had MV Middle, MV Elem, My Studio, Families, Artists and Non-Artists join us…we are over 800. Today we had the Cornell Drawing class in with 18 students.

Cornell Student Drawing
Cornell Drawing Class

The Codes of Classic Rock – hot off the press!

It’s Here! Codes of Classic Rock by Kenneth Bloom, get a signed copy today. This modern day crime / detective story is set in a major metropolitan area in the northwest part of the U.S.

We have eight selections of Kenneth’s work.

If you have a book club we can order enough signed copies, just let us know ahead of time. What a nice added feature to have a signed copy!

MVAAC Favorite Poem Project at MVC

Arts Council brings Favorite Poem Project to Mount Vernon

Here’s a chance to participate in Mount Vernon’s version of the national Favorite Poem Project to celebrate April as National Poetry Month.

People are invited to submit their favorite non-original poem online (mvaac.org/favorite-poem) and explain why they love it or what influence it has had on them. Deadline for submissions is midnight March 22. Submissions must be a published poem written by someone other than the reader and must include an explanation. All submissions will be archived on the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council website.

Members of the community will gather on Saturday April 6 to share their favorite poem and why they chose it. The event will be from 1-3 pm at Mount Vernon Creates! in downtown Mount Vernon.

Featured readers will include Jonathan Brand, Cathy Boggs, Dean Borg, Rick Elliott, Andrea Gorsh, Joe Jennison, Margaret Stevens, Marianne Taylor, Amy White and Mark Winder. Members of the audience selected to read a poem at the event will be notified in advance.

The event will include music and refreshments. The Favorite Poem Project-Mount Vernon is sponsored by the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council and presented by Marianne Taylor, Mount Vernon’s official poet laureate.

MVHS Senior Art Show

Poster created by J-Term Intern Payton Schwiebert

Exhibitors:
Adrienne Hill
Xander Hunt
Kelsey Kosman
Kate Margheim
Rees Panos
Payton Schwiebert
Shianne Sneed
Sydney Ulch
Connor Myers
Oliver Crocker
Alanah Malone

Post it Note Show thru March

Join us to create our Post it Note Show any time in March. Stop in to create or bring us your 3 x 3 post its to add to the show. Looking for something fun in this cold, join us. We already have a great start. There will be a reception on April 4th.

Post it Note show – Join us!

Mount Vernon Creates is proud to present our Post it Note show.  We are looking to all of the non-artists and artists out there of all ages to get involved in this wonderful show.  Stop in any time in March to create your 3 x 3 post it note drawing or bring it in for the show.  We will be creating a community exhibit out of everyone’s piece.

Groups are welcome to participate, i.e. schools, staff, teams, etc.

Free to participate.

Poster created by Payton schwiebert, MVHS J-Term Intern.

Frames for show provided by: Polly Ann’s Vintage Market, Mount Vernon, Iowa

See gallery hours days and times for when the gallery is open.

Music Line Up

March 16th – Lilywren 7:30 – 10 pm

‘Lilywren’ will be playing at Mount Vernon Creates in our new event space. Just in time for St Patty’s Day!!! Wear your green…

Members: Karen Pierce on hammer dulcimer, Bill Hart on bodran and fiddle, Arianne Waseen on fiddle, Abram Doval on fiddle, banjo, Irish flute and pennywhistle and Patty Ankrum on guitar and bodran. Session tunes from the Celtic nations.

Cedar Ridge and Brick Arch Wines available for Purchase.

Tickets: 10.00 (purchase tickets ahead to secure a spot)

Lilywren – Celtic Group

To Purchase: https://mountvernoncreates.com/ or stop in to the gallery or call us at 319-895-2682.

April 27th – Soul Moungers 7:30 – 10 pm

May 18th Society of Broken Souls 7:30 – 10 pm

Doors open at 6:30 for all shows.