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Arts/Events

September 3, 2013

BAC plans calligraphy classes; poetry reading in September

Along with continuing art exhibit, annual Walk With the Arts event

BEREA — The Berea Arts Council presents a series of events in the month of September.

• The Berea Arts Council’s current exhibit, “Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen,” runs through Oct. 13. It is being held in conjunction with the fall KGAC Fair Oct. 12-13 at Indian Fort Theater. The BAC gallery is located at 116 Main St. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.to 4. p.m.

• Intermediate Watercolor Class – This six-week class meets on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. starting Sept. 10. Gain a better understanding of the elements and principles of design, the contrasts of color schemes, selecting palettes, and more. For more details or to download the registration form, go to www.BereaArtsCouncil.org and click on the Workshop link.

• Calligraphy Class – This four-week class meets on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and starts on Sept. 12. You can expect to be able to write meaningful notes and letters, and do decorative lettering on your own ... perhaps designing your own greeting cards and notes. The main part of the study will be instruction in italics and cursive. For more details or to download the registration form, go to www.BereaArtsCouncil.org and click on the Workshop link.

• Berea poet Steve Rhodes and Chicago poet Susanna Lang will be reading from their new poetry collections  5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Refreshments will be served.

Steve will be reading from “What Might Not Be,” the sequel to his first collection. He will also be reading from “They Speak Your Language,” his collection of children’s animal poems illustrated by Berea native Amanda Chao. Some of Amanda’s drawings will be available for viewing during the reading.

Susanna will be reading from her new poetry collection, “Tracing the Lines.” The event is at the Berea Arts Council gallery, 116 Main St.

• The sixth annual Walk with the Arts for Madison County fourth-graders will be held Sept. 27 at Indian Fort Theater. Check with your local elementary school for participation details. Last year’s event featured 20 artists and performers who demonstrated their craft for around 1,000 Madison County fourth-graders.

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