This year the Urbana Park District has a strong presence at the 2012 Boneyard Arts Festival. The event hosted by 40 North 88 West, is meant to showcase local creativity and bring artists and businesses together. UPD is looking forward to being a part of this wonderful community event, as several park locations host art and artists during this four day-festival on April 19-22.
Be sure to check out the following exhibits:
At the Anita Purves Nature Center on April 21 from 11am-1pm, visitors can check out the work of Sally Bliss Nolan. The exhibit entitled “One View of Nature” displays graphite pencil drawings and digital photography that depict close of observations of nature. Objects such as plants, insects, and animal skulls are all represented in a unique way to highlight the artist’s perspective.
Also at the Nature Center on April 21 from 1-3pm, visitors can take part in our annual Earth Day Celebration. Participants will explore the field station and observation room and learn more about the beauty of mother earth. There will even be an opportunity for visitors to become an artist by creating a food chain craft made out of recyclable materials.
At Meadowbrook Park on April 21you can see the work of Jeff Zahos, Tony Reomer, and Robert Brown in an exhibit entitled “Resonance: Touch here. Listen.” People will experience a new form of listening and connect with the world around them through a heightened sense of touch. Participants will learn what it feels like to communicate with themselves and others without saying a word. The event will begin around 7pm near when it gets dark. Official hours have not been determined at this time.
On April 21 at the Lincoln Square Conference Center and art show and performance will be held. The art show and Kids’ Creation Station will run 10am to 5pm. Mr. Stephens will be doing a sing-a-long from 12 to 1pm and Balloon Artist Kayla Keller will make animals from 2 to 3pm
Don’t miss your chance to participate in this unique festival!