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Community Poetry and Art Extravaganza Exhibit and Contest

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Old Forge Library will once again host an annual favorite, the Community Poetry and Art Extravaganza Contest and Exhibit.

Contest Deadline: January 20th-February 9th.
Exhibit: March 7th-May 4th
Creator day: January 20th

Daily Library Hours, Creator day: 11am-1:30pm

The Old Forge Library will once again host an annual favorite, the Community Poetry and Art Extravaganza Contest and Exhibit. The theme for 2024 is “Peace”.

The contest is open to students in K-12 and adults throughout the Mid York Library region (Herkimer, Oneida and Madison Counties) and the Town of Inlet. Entries will be accepted from January 20 through February 9. There are four age categories for both Poetry and Art: Grades K-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12, and Adult. Winners in each category will win a monetary prize and those winning an Honorable Mention will receive an award certificate and a hearty round of applause.

The opening reception and ceremony will be held on March 7 at 5:30 pm and is open to the public. Winners and honorees will be announced and awards presented. Those honored with awards will have an opportunity to read and/or discuss their work. All works of poetry and art received for the contest will be displayed at the library from March 7 – May 4.

Judges for poetry are authors Naomi Guttman and Bob Ayres.

Naomi is an English and Creative Writing professor at Hamilton College and the winner of an A.M. Klein Award and the Adirondack Center for Writing’s Best Book of Poems. She facilitated and led the Library’s 2023 Summer Writers Workshop.

Bob is the author of Shadow of Wings, a chapbook published by Main Street Rag Press. He received his MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. Bob grew up in San Antonio, Texas and has lived in Austin since 1985.

Art judges are local photographers, Don Andrews and Kurt Gardner

Kurt Gardener is an Old Forge Photographer who has worked in the fashion industry, but is most known locally for his scenic Adirondack landscape work. He is the owner and proprietor of Kurt Gardner Photography Gallery which he runs with his family. www.kurtgardnerphotography.com

Don Andrews grew up in upstate New York, spending a lot of time in the Adirondack Mountains. It was here that he became interested in photography. While pursuing his dream of the outdoors, Don eventually moved to the Pacific Northwest. Many of his photographs are a result of his frequent hiking, backpacking, skiing and mountaineering adventures. www.oldgoatphotography.com

Please call the library at 369-6008 or e-mail oldforge@midyork.org for specific details and exhibit entry guidelines. Guidelines are also available at www.oldforgelibrary.org.

The Poetry & Art Extravaganza will include Creator Day, a low-key creative in-person opportunity.

“We will be setting up stations to explore creative activities, so that families, friends and neighbors can work on projects at the same time.” said Old Forge Library Director, Linda Weal. Workshop participants are not required to enter work in the contest/exhibit, and contest entrants are not required to attend workshops.

Creative Extravaganza: Art Time for the Family will take place on Saturday, January 20 from 11 am – 1:30 pm.

There will be stations to create poetry, collages, automatic writing, artist trading cards, and different art mediums. Participants will be able to try them all. There are creativity facilitators to help everyone who comes create something special.

For planning purposes, please call or email the library to register. Walk-ins are also welcome.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts; and The Friends of the Old Forge Library

Old Forge Library will once again host an annual favorite, the Community Poetry and Art Extravaganza Contest and Exhibit.

Old Forge Library will once again host an annual favorite, the Community Poetry and Art Extravaganza Contest and Exhibit.

Details

Date:
January 20
Time:
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Old Forge Library
Phone
(315) 369-6008
Email
oldforge@midyork.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

Old Forge Library
220 Crosby Blvd
Old Forge, NY 13420 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
315-369-6008

Details

Date:
January 20
Time:
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Event Categories:
,

Organizer

Old Forge Library
Phone
(315) 369-6008
Email
oldforge@midyork.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

Old Forge Library
220 Crosby Blvd
Old Forge, NY 13420 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
315-369-6008

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