Please join us for writer’s night Dec 17th. If you are wanting to read, please reserve your spot ahead of time. Every one gets 10 min to read something they are working on or recently finished. It can be a chapter, poem(s), etc.
Call 319-895-2682 with questions or to reserve your spot.
Mount Vernon Creates will be hosting artist demonstrations during the Lincoln Highway Arts Festival this year. Here is the schedule so far:
Nancy Lindsay, Oil Painting, 9 – noon
Cindy Motsinger, Dry Pastels, 1 – 4 pm
Donna Jelmeland, Watercolor painting 9 – 4 pm
Kenneth Bloom 9 – 4 pm, author round table at 11 and 1 pm
Randy Harman, Screen Printing – TBD
Hope you can join us.
The Gallery will also be open for viewing/purchasing during this event.
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.
Kenneth Bloom will be at the Vendor and Artisan’s Fair on Nov 17th at Mount Vernon Creates for his new book signing. You might recognize this name from this year’s Lincoln Highway Arts Festival in Mount Vernon, IA.
This book is the 4th in a series of detective stories. Harper, the protagonist, hears that a 9 year old girl is missing. It’s January and she fears the worst. “I’ve got to find her John!” Her husband can’t fathom why the girl’s disappearance has become personal, but there are so many events in Harper’s past that she won’t share. What is clear is this case will unleash every ounce of power she possesses.
Author: Kenneth Bloom
Book Signing Opportunity!!!
Vendor and Artisan’s Fair, Nov 17th at Mount Vernon Creates from 10 – 3. Come see this gorgeous new event space on main street. (121 1st ST NW)