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April 5, 2012

Entries sought for art show

A call for entries has been issued by the Goshen Painters’ Guild and the Elkhart County Parks staff for their jointly sponsored, third-annual juried art show “In the Garden.” The show is set for June 9.

Michiana residents age 18 or older are invited to submit two-dimensional art for judging. Accepted art will be eligible for cash awards.

Entries can be mailed or hand-delivered to the Painters’ Guild at 212 W. Washington St. (above Sweetwater Interiors) in Goshen from 4 to 8 p.m. May 18 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19. Up to two pieces of art in any media excluding photography or computer-generated work will be eligible for entry. There is an entry fee of $10 for each painting.

Judges for this year’s show will be Abner Hershberger, art professor emeritus at Goshen College, and Linda Chase, director of Kingsbury House Gallery in Howe.

The art show will take place for the third year at DeFries Gardens, located within the 1,050-acre River Preserve County Park along the Elkhart River at 17477 C.R. 46, New Paris. The art will be exhibited in tents and outbuildings surrounding the park’s centerpiece, the circular Calendar Garden.

Live musicians, a children’s art activity booth and food vendors will round out the art show, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A printed brochure issued by the Guild describes all rules, dates and entry details and provides the required labels for the artwork and an entry form. Brochures are available at Michiana-area libraries, art museums and retail galleries. Brochures are also available online at the Painters’ Guild website, www.goshenpaintersguild.org , the Elkhart County Parks website, www.elkhartcountyparks.org or on the Painters’ Guild Facebook site. 

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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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