Wednesday, April 25, 2012

KIDS ART SHOW/CONTEST IN MORRISTOWN

MG KIDS ART SHOW

WHEN: April 27-May 13
WHERE: St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Morristown

Preschool through high school artists will display their artwork in the second annual MG Kids Art Show and compete for $50 prizes and the chance to have their creations permanently displayed at Morristown's Spring Street Community Development Corporation.

ArtsDay logoThe show is part of St. Peter's two-week community arts festival, which also includes a poetry night May 1 and a full day of arts workshops for children ages 6-13 on May 12.

Artwork will remain on display through May 13. At the grand opening on April 27, the Family Success Center of Morris County will provide hands-on arts activities for children from 3 to 6 PM. At 7 PM, the Peter Moffitt Medicine Show, featuring New York area jazz musicians, will perform in a jazz coffeehouse. Coffee and desserts will be provided by Smartworld Coffee and Chef Melody of The Main Event.

Art show exhibitors also are invited to be on hand to discuss their work from noon-5 PM on May 6 as part of the Morristown Art Walk.

In conjunction with the art show, the Family Success Center is sponsoring a contest, with winning entries being displayed at the center's office at the CDC launched by Bethel AME Church. Artwork will be displayed throughout St. Peter's Spring Arts Festival, where voting will take place, and later at the Family Success Center.

Registrations are being accepted for the May 12 Children's Day of Art, which will feature workshops in cartooning, drama, eco-sculpture, music, poetry and pottery from 9 AM to 4 PM, followed by a reception for the artists, instructors and parents. You can find a registration form at http://morristowngreen.com/2012/02/22/community-arts-show-jazz-and-poetry-coming-to-morristown-this-spring/artsfest-reg-form_fillable/.

Cost is $20, with scholarships available.