The heART of Geauga ARTS JAM
In Chardon, OH
Celebrate "The Artist Within You"
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Chardon Square, Chardon OH
(rain or shine, outdoor events will move indoors)
Noon to 6:30 on and around Chardon Square
* Performances, exhibitions, interactive workshops will be conducted by artists from Northeast Ohio throughout the day.
8 pm to 10 pm performance at Geauga Theater
* The Arts Jam will culminate with “The Artist Within”, at Geauga Theater beginning at 8 p.m. The performance will feature community members who lead double lives as fine artists. Former WKSU radio personality and folk music guru Jim Blum will host the evening.
* All activities free or of nominal charge, and many family-friendly activities to engage artists and performers of all ages.
Music from bluegrass to rock, visual art, contact juggling, aerial performance, painting, printmaking, poetry, magic, flash mobs, clog dancing, kites, instrument petting zoo, live theater, and much more!
A variety of indoor and outdoor venues will be hosting activities, including local merchants around the Square.
Our performers & participants to date include -
On the Gazebo in Chardon Square, 12pm to 6:30pm, performances by:
Chardon Polka Band
The Next Best Thing
The Stockdale Family Band
Allison Piccioni and The Logos
Other artists & activities throughout the day & eve include:
Vietnamese musicians Ph?m Th? Hu? - voice, ?àn ?áy (long-necked trapezoid lute), and ?àn t? bà (pear-shaped lute) and her daughter Nguy?n Hu? Ph??ng - voice and phach (Vietnamese percussion instrument)
** They are in residence with the Cleveland Foundation's "Creative Fusion" program between April and June 2013, and being hosted by Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio. The music they perform is "ca trù", a 900-year-old tradition of poetic singing from northern Vietnam, which has been recognized by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Mankind; in 2009 it was named a tradition in need of urgent safeguarding.
Storyteller Robin Echols Cooper
Poetry, Grace Butcher & Pamela Anderson
Lisa-Marie French, "Dance through life for Fun & Fitness"
"Saved by the Serendipity Cirus" melodrama, directed by Angela Miloro-Hansen
Jasmine Dragons aerial performance, acrobatic dance, hip-hop and breakdancing
Clog dance workshop with Laura Lewis Kovac
Mandolin artist Bill Lestock
Silk Art with Deb Steytler
Bob Bellamy and Bob Condon, hammered dulcimer & lap dulcimer
Wendy Barlow, harp
Mark Haas Trio
Bill Lestock, mandolin
Eleni Timas, Classical Harp
Tom Evanchuck, "tunesmith" (guitar & harmonica)
Allison Piccione, musician (from The Logos)
Printmaking with Katie Arnold
Melissa Harris, plein air painter & freestyle painting
John Flower, juggler
Geauga Music Center, instrument petting zoo & more
Kites & Things
Chardon High School Students
"Sounds of Music" Chardon Science Olympiad
Magician Gary Amos
Flowetry, contact juggling
Pat Clapsaddie, Majolica pottery painting
Nickel & Dimed, Chardon teachers cross curricular summer reading book
Laura Lazaritiies, Woodwind Quintet
Rae Greaves, face painting & glitter tattoos (for fee)
Maddy McClusky, singer and actres
John Bergami, juggler
John Kolar, actor
Paul Detling, award winning film "Papernation"
Meghan Christopher with "Erised"
* More than 50 individual artists and groups will be represented!
AND there will be a "Stop, Shop, and Swap" booth, more info to come.
Keep returning to event for continued updates & schedule info as we near June 8th, or visit www.chardonartsjam.org.
And, follow http://www.facebook.com/chardon.arts
Gold level sponsors include: Geauga Council for Arts and Culture, Geauga Lyric Theater Guild, Junction Auto Family and Burr Funeral Home.
Bronze sponsors include: The Alvord Agency Insurance and Precision Orthopaedic Specialties, Inc., The Geauga County Maple Leaf