Artists Demonstrations Sept 14th

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.

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.

Book Signing Nov 17 – Harper Unleashed

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)