Make Me Laugh art exhibit and reception to be held May 12 at Jacksonville Center
On Saturday, May 12 from 5 to 8 p.m., The Jacksonville Center will highlight the current Hayloft Gallery exhibit, Make Me Laugh, with a Meet-the-Artist reception. The reception will include a reading and a puppet show. The exhibit opened May 2 and runs through June 29.
For this exhibit, the center offered a challenge for artists to create artwork that is humorous or whimsical. This exhibit includes a variety of media including mixed media, sculptures, paintings, drawings and photography.
The participating artists are Malcom Black, Robin Boucher, Ernest Bryant, Laura Byler, Ron Campbell, Lore Deighan, Martha Dillard, Art Haase, Susan Icove, Fred Jones, Sidra Kaluszka, Bud Lohr, Louie Scott Lovitt, Darcy Meeker, Gayle McTighe, Jeanie O’Neill, Ann Shank, Helen Shaw, Petie Stringfellow, Liz Stucki, Susan Sutterer, Ron Sutterer, John Tobin and Geri Young
The activities at the center begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reading from author and playwright, Joe Maiolo. He will be reading from his newest book, “My Turkish Missile Crisis.” Joe is well-known for co-writing the play, “The Man Who Moved a Mountain,” which was produced by The Jacksonville Center and performed at The June Bug Center in 2002.
Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the puppet show presented by Mr. Mojos Magical Puppet Troupe will begin at 7 p.m. in the community room. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public, though a $3 donation would help offset the daily operating expenses at the center.
– Submitted by Brandi Gray, Jacksonville Center for the Arts
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