Get Art Smart!

Get Art Smart!
The monthly Acoustic Coffee House Open Mic will be taking place at the Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington Street, on Saturday, March 11, 8 to 11 p.m. For more information go to hwy50arts.org and click on the "Acoustic Coffee House" link.

The USD Music Department presents the annual Coyote Jazz Festival, featuring area high school jazz bands and vocal groups, all-day on Tuesday, March 14.

USD music professor Richard Rognstad will perform a free bass recital on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Farber Hall.


And the USD Orchestra Festival will be happening on Friday, March 17 with a concert celebrating Mozart's 250th birthday at 7 p.m. at the Knutson Theatre.

The Annual VAAC St. Patrick's Day Celebration will be taking place March 17 at the Washington Street Arts Center featuring Irish food, music by the Poker Alice Band and more. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 for VAAC members and $15 for non-members � family rates as well.

The Vermillion Artists' Cooperative Studio and the VAAC will be offering the following children's art classes at the Washington Street Arts Center beginning Saturday, March 18 through May 6: An Introduction to Art (ages 4 to 7), Saturdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Beginning Ceramics (ages 7 and up), Saturdays 12:30 to 2 p.m.; Beginnning Prints (ages 7 and up, Saturdays 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Papermaking (ages 7 and up), Saturdays 4 to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $35. To register contact Susan Heggestadat 624-4766 or send ane-mail to artistscoopstudio.vermillion@yahoo.com.

The Sassy Stitchers will be exhibiting their fiber art work � knitting, crocheting, spinning and more � at the Washington Street Arts Center on March 19 with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m.

March is "Music in our Schools" month and the Vermillion High School music groups are presenting a concert Monday, March 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Nancy Carlson is displaying her maps of "The Spirit Mound Reach of the Living River and Clay Co. Border" through March 20 at the Washington Street Arts Center.

And the sixth Area High School Art Exhibition will be on display in the Main Gallery at the USD Fine Arts Center through Saturday, March 25.

The Vermillion Literary Project (VLP) Writers' Group invites all interested writers to join them for meetings on the first and third Thursdays of the month 7 to 9 p.m. at the Washington Street Arts Center at 202 Washington Street in Vermillion. For more information e-mail Jake Mailander at Jake.Mailander@usd.edu.

LumoStudios & Gallery, 2 E. Main St., is currently featuring a variety of artwork by these area artists: Robert Aldern, Grete Bod�gaard, Nancy Carlsen, Jess Elofson, Amy Fill, Amy Foltz, Michael Hill, Nancy Losacker, Cathy Oakie, Aaron Packard, Phyllis W. Packard, Regi Pryce and Don Skillman. And Lumo is also the first gallery in the U.S. to feature work by Russian painter Boris Indrikov.

If you have information you'd like to submit, send the following information to getartsmart@hotmail.com � event name, date, time, location, cost, contact information � at least two weeks in advance. The deadline is Thursday by 5 p.m.

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