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Fairfield First Friday’s Art Walk to feature youth art in March
Mar. 2, 2023 11:22 am
FAIRFIELD — Fairfield First Friday’s Art Walk will honor youth art during its monthly art walk this Friday.
The theme of the March art walk is “Youth Art: Celebrating Our Creative Future.” Residents are invited to the Fairfield CoLab at its new location at 101 N. Court St. to see members of the Fairfield High School Individual Speech Team perform the material they performed recently at the state competition. Activities at the CoLab begin at 6 p.m. and last until 9 p.m.
In addition to the live performances, residents can also see artwork submitted by elementary, middle and high school students from Fairfield, Maharishi School, and the Home School Program from 6-9 p.m.
As part of its collaboration with art walk, the Fairfield Public Library will host a monthly talk by a local artist. Presentations will begin at 7:15 p.m., followed by Q&A. This month, Donna Miller & The Flying Leap Art Space will be featured. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
As it has done since June 2022, the Carnegie Historical Museum will continue its tradition of featuring a Heritage Farm in Jefferson County during art walk. Heritage Farms are those which have been in the same family for 150 years or more. Jefferson County has fourteen farms which have received this recognition. The museum has established a special exhibit case so that each family, in rotation, will have the opportunity to share their story and display their special artifacts.
Each Heritage Farm will have their display for a one-month time period and the following month’s First Friday will feature the next honored farm family. This month’s featured farm belongs to the Sandi Gillaspie family.
Fairfield Art Association will host an event as well, inside the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center. The 2023 FHS Art Show will be on display during the month of March in the Main Gallery. The opening reception will be 6-8 p.m. that night for students, parents, friends and is free and open to the public.
The FAA Board also announced the addition this year of a representation of artwork by students from Pekin School in the Hallway Gallery, also at the FACC. Grades 7-11 will display works by 14 students in media of chalk, painting, lino prints and mixed media. Matt Guise is the art instructor at Pekin, and a new FAA board member.
If you have any questions or would be interested in volunteering for this event, email Marla Brader at email@example.com, or call 641-233-8883.