it’s artrageous! this saturday
The Dare County Arts Council’s 25th Annual Artrageous celebration of the arts is coming up this Saturday. The weather appears to be cooperating, there are some really fun things for the whole family to enjoy, and this will be a great day for everyone to come out and celebrate the arts in Dare County. Not mentioned in this–but really exciting–NC Humanities Road Scholar, Joh Santa, will also be performing. Great musician, fantastic raconteur.
“DARE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES SPECIAL FEATURES OF 25TH ANNUAL ARTRAGEOUS ART EXTRAVAGANZA”
PNC Bank Aids in Long Term Growth of Established Community Event
The Dare County Arts Council celebrates its 25th birthday at this year’s Artrageous Art Extravaganza. The annual, community-wide, family-friendly celebration of the arts, is sponsored by the Dare County Arts Council and PNC Bank and features creative hands-on art activity booths for kids, youth art, live music, professional artists show and sell, live art demos, great food and more. The Extravaganza takes place at the Dare County Parks and Recreation Center in Kill Devil Hills on Saturday, September 27th from 10am to 3pm. Proceeds benefit arts education and other cultural arts programs in the community as well as the Artrageous Scholarship Fund which awards one scholarship to a graduating senior from each of Dare County’s high schools.
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, this event could not have become the community tradition that it is without the support of corporate sponsors like PNC Bank, who is proud to bring back some of the legendary artists from the 10×10 Collaborative Art Project in which ten artists shared in the creation of ten works of art. “PNC recognizes that the arts are critical to the social and economic fabric of our communities,” said Brendan Medlin, PNC’s Nags Head branch manager. “We are pleased to support Artrageous and the Dare County Arts Council, providing the community with access to this fun and unique experience with the arts.”
Recently, several of these first-class artists gathered at the Dare County Arts Council to reminisce about the early years of Artrageous and to plan for this year’s event. Steve Andrus, the creative mind behind the 10×10 Project, says that his vision came from an experiment that he did with a friend where they each took turns painting on the same canvas. The idea was then expanded to help the Dare County Arts Council in its early years. Collaborator and local artist, Glenn Eure adds, “The first year of Artrageous, we created ten paintings in an afternoon, and I auctioned them out of the back of a pick up truck — people couldn’t wait to buy them.”
The 10×10 project will feature a posthumous work from former Mayor of Nags Head, Don Bryan, who began a painting last year prior to his passing. His legacy will be carried on as several artists work together to complete the piece, which was donated by The Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series. Bob Muller of the Bryan Cultural Series says, “Our Board was very pleased to donate Don’s last unfinished work to support the Arts Council. Don was a big supporter of DCAC and really helped get Artrageous off the ground in the early 1990s.”
The original 10×10 artists were Steve Andrus, Glenn Eure, Chris Haltigan, Betty Haskins, James Melvin, John de la Vega, Dawn Enochs, Don Bryan, Denver Lindley and Cecilia Ann Hill, some of whom will be participating in this year’s installment.
For more information on the 25th Annual Artrageous Art Extravaganza, please visit http://darearts.org/artrageous. Interested parties may also stay up to date on other upcoming events and programs by following the Dare County Arts Council on Facebook at www.facebook.com/darecountyartscouncil.
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ABOUT THE DARE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL:
Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.
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