Arts Council to celebrate National Youth Art Month

drama-300x180The Easton Arts Council celebrates National Youth Art Month with a Youth Art Show, Youth Talent Show and Young Writers Competition.

An awards & recognition reception will be held for artists, performers and writers March 10, at 4 p.m. following the talent show.

Easton Arts Council membership (family $25 or youth $5) is required for all participants.

For information, contact Karen Thorsen, 203-261-4747, or email [email protected]

Young Writers Competition:

For students residing in Easton, Redding, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Fairfield, Westport & Weston; Feb. 18, Submissions deadline. Your most memorable “Hometown Experience,” real or imagined: Prose, poetry, play or screenplay. Three Levels of Competition: Elementary school, grades 3-5 Middle school, grades 6-8, High school, grades 9-12

One $25 prize winner will be awarded at each level. Entries will be evaluated on originality, quality of writing and interpretation of theme. Typed manuscripts, 5 pages maximum, will be accepted. Submission deadline is Feb. 18

Submit Entry to: [email protected] Mail $5 fee to EAC, PO Box 142. Easton, CT 06612.

Entries will be judged by award-winning authors Elise Broach, Verne Gay and Karen Thorsen. Winning submissions will be announced on March 4 and read aloud by the winners at the Easton Arts Council Youth Art & Talent Show, March 10.

Youth Art Show:

March 1 – 31; Receiving: Feb. 23 from noon to 2 p.m. Artwork must be in frames, wired and ready to hang (no saw tooth hangers please.)  Photography and sculpture also accepted.

Contact Kathy Davidson, 203-261-7351. Or email [email protected]

Youth Talent Show:

March 10, 2 p.m., Easton Public Library Community Room, 691 Morehouse Road,

Any type of appropriate act is acceptable: instrumental, vocal (no lip synching), dance, acting, etc. Acts must be four minutes or less. Piano is available. Singers must bring their own accompanist or CD.

• Registration deadline: Feb. 22

• Audition: Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m.

• Dress rehearsal: Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m.

• Information: Joanne Kant 203-261-9160 — [email protected]

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