Arts in the Park set for Sept. 20

MORRISTOWN—Arts In The Park, “Art In The Heart of Hamblen County,” a visual and performing arts event, will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Park, located at 350 W. Ninth North St., Morristown.

Arts In The Park, “Art In The Heart of Hamblen County,” is a one-day celebration of visual and performing arts—two-dimensional fine art, artistic photography, and sculpture; theater, music, and dance.  Arts In the Park is an event for Morristown Art Association Member artists and local visual artists to showcase, display, sell, and demonstrate their art and talents.  Paul deMarrais, a pastel artist for over 35 years, an instructor, and a maker of oil and pastel sticks, from Kingsport, Tennessee, is the featured premiere Guest Artist.

Groups performing on two states include Classical Strings Orchestra, The Uptown Stomp, The Big Pizazz with Andrew LaPrise, and The Holler Honeys; and Kari Novilla, William Lovelace, Uwe Romeike, Daria Greenlee, James Rutledge, Jeremy Fritts, Rachel Lawson, and Tommy White.  The four bands are playing tunes from yesterday, Swangin’ jazz and blues, and innovative arrangements of familiar jazz, original and popular vocals; plus the eight individual musicians are playing classical, pop, and country.

Fine art, exciting live performances, roving musicians, great food and refreshments from Jakob’s BBQ, Creamy Cup, and Kelley’s Kettle Korn, demonstrations, “Try Your Hand At Art,” an art walk, sidewalk chalk art, and hands-on children’s art activities will add to the festival’s appeal.  A Paul deMarrais painting is the Art Walk door prize.  Admission is free.

This Eighth Annual Arts In The Park is an event of the Morristown Art Association, Morristown Parks and Recreation, and Rose Center Council for the Arts.  Parking is limited; so park at Rose Center and take the Girls Inc., shuttle bus to and from the park.

For additional information, please contact Peggy Brewer, Chairman, at pbrewer@charter.net or call 423-312-8325; visit www.morristownart.com; or call Rose Center at 423-581-4330.

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