Arts on the Common made its triumphant return this weekend. The Wrentham Cultural Council brought together over 30 artists selected from a competitive juried process, a diverse slate of musicians and various interactive activities for the young and the not so young.
The turnout for the event was very strong according to event organizers as people attended throughout the over 5 hour long festival to listen to music, try their hand at paper making and look for new artwork to take home. Performers on hand included the A Cappella Gold Quartet, mime Chris Yerlig, the Irish music of Sally McKnight Harrison on hammered dulcimer, and Jim Buchanan, fiddle, as well as a drum circle led by Dave Curry of Drums for One and All.
Other activities included the very popular Chalk the Walk led by the Young Artist Studio's Rebecca Zitomer. Chalk artists used their talents to turn David Brown Way in a colorful asphalt canvas of rainbow inspired animals and designs. Dance demonstrations were given by Dance and Beyond and hand made paper making was offered thanks to a Cultural Council grant to Nancy Maia Howes. Other activities included a children's workshop called Journey Around the World taught by Renee Curry.
To view pictures from the event, visit our Arts on the Common 2013 Photo Album.
Aliens to Invade
The Wrentham Cultural Council, along with the Wrentham Developmental
Center and Wrentham Recycling Committee, will hold the 2nd Annual Trash Mob on June 15th from 1 to 4 p.m. This fun and unique community event turns recyclable materials into a beautiful alien garden. Once again, the Annual Trash Mob will be at the entrance to the Wrentham Developmental Center off Emerald St (across from Rice Recreation Complex). The rain date is June 22nd. Pictures from last year's trash mob can viewed in Alien Garden Photo Album.