Norma C. Wilson, President, Vermillion Area Arts Council
Arts Education is vital to the health and well-being of our community and an essential part of Vermillion Area Arts Council’s purpose. Registration for our Fifth Annual Messy Hands Summer Art Camp begins on Wednesday, May 2ndfrom 3:30-6:30 at the National Guard Armory, 603 Princeton. The camp, open to children ages 3-14, is scheduled from June 18-29; and children can register for either a half-day or a full-day of classes. Need-based scholarships are available from the VAAC. For further details, see the 2012 Vermillion Summer Parks and Recreation Guide, or e-mail the Camp Director: vaacboard atyahoo.com.
The The Vermillion All-Schools Art Show, now in its 13th year, opens on Thursday, May 3rd, at Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington Street in Vermillion. The annual exhibit features works by students from Austin and Jolley Elementary Schools, St. Agnes Parish School, Vermillion Middle School, and Vermillion High School. The elementary art comes from the Jolley School Art Block and from students whose teachers have included art in their curriculum. The middle school art is from Jennifer Stofferahn 's program, and the high school art is from Janet Beeman’s classes. The photo of Mackenzie Stone with her chalk pastel drawing included with this article is one sample of the students’ outstanding work. Everyone is invited to a reception Thursday, May 3, from 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The public also invited to view the show on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 from 2-5 p.m. The free exhibit is sponsored by Vermillion Area Arts Council. Don’t miss seeing the amazing creativity in this show!