Norma C. Wilson, President, Vermillion Area Arts Council
Vermillion Area Arts Council is proud to join other community organizations participating in United Way’s Campaign Kick Off, scheduled for Thursday, August 25th, from 6-8 p.m. at Ratingen Platz on the corner of Market and Main Streets in Vermillion. We invite you to visit our table and learn more about the VAAC. If you’re not a member already, we hope you’ll join. Our organization provides support for artists of all ages and creates opportunities for members of the Vermillion community to enjoy and appreciate the arts. We’re grateful to United Way, the Clay County Commission, and the many other governmental and community organizations that help make our work possible.
During August, VAAC volunteers will continue fixing up and painting Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington Street, to prepare for the coming school year. If you can help, please join our crew on Saturday, August 27. The hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a break at noon for lunch provided by the VAAC.
We’ve scheduled three events for Saturdays in September: our Annual Meeting, potluck and board election September 17, from 6-9 p.m. with an exhibit of Landscapes by Agnes “Bobbie” Alsgaard-Lein and music by Rebecca Gehm, Phil Devaney, Morgan Carnes and Phil Tiendal; a meeting of the Clay County Preservation Commission, Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; and also on the 24th from 7-9 p.m. a fiction reading and book signing by Chuck Nauman and Jerry Wilson with a reception for the authors and painter Alsgaard-Lien.
Check our September 6th Equalizer column for more details about these events and for announcements of art classes to be offered this fall at Washington Street Arts Center.