Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Sculpt EVV Festival Puts Children at Center Stage ; 'Part Two' to Open 'Immersive' Art House Friday

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Sculpt EVV Festival Puts Children at Center Stage ; 'Part Two' to Open 'Immersive' Art House Friday

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The third annual Sculpt EVV Community Art and Music Festival lit up the Haynie's Corner Arts District on Saturday afternoon. As adults listened to live R& B music and perused vendor stalls, children ran about building sculptures, playing at chess, learning to play drums and more.

"This year we changed the format, tried to offer people choices," said Hilary Braysmith, a University of Southern Indiana art history professor and the Sculpt EVV project director. "We went with Gospel and R& B, and it was jazzy R& B. And we brought in more activities for the kids."

Unlike last year's event, which was a national outdoor sculpture competition, this year the group had only one sculpture and a mural on display. The rest of the event was more focused on interactive activities and performances. Early in the afternoon, USI alumnus Mark Brendel and other USI students helped neighborhood children build a sculpture of recycled materials that would both serve as a chess board and hummingbird pollinator. …

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