The SEEDS artist mentoring program has announced that its visual and music artists will give their final performances and art exhibits Sept. 23, and the public is invited.
At 12 p.m., music mentor Tim Durham and his mentee, Cody Griesel, will give a one-hour community performance, entitled “Acoustics Unplugged,” under the Wilson Park rotunda during Cowley’s Outdoor Market.
The mentor and mentee pair also will perform from 4 to 5 p.m. during the final SEEDS art exhibition later that day at Ark City Arts, located at 116 S. Summit St.
At 3:30 p.m., the SEEDS visual artists will give a presentation of their community project, the Arkansas City Place mural, situated on the north end of the Burford building.
Immediately following the presentation, the public is invited to Ark City Arts for the closing reception of the SEEDS visual arts exhibit from 4 to 6 p.m.
The SEEDS artist mentoring program has been a collaborative effort of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce and Ark City Arts, with funding by grants from local foundations the Robert Warrender Trust, Legacy Regional Community Foundation and the V.J. Wilkins Memorial Foundation.
This year’s mentors and their mentees were:
- music — Durham and Griesel;
- theater — Nancy Orr and Carla Brake;
- visual arts — Mark Flickinger and Julie Sutton;
- visual arts — Maribel Ramirez and Rikki Johnson.
Mentees were selected by the mentors through an application process, and they worked closely together for 10 months to accomplish personal and community artworks, as well as teach an art class at Ark City Arts.
The performing arts duo of Orr and Brake held a two-week Kids Act Theatre Camp and performance of “Suessical” as their personal and community arts project.