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Youth Arts Festival Set for April 5

ECU will host the fourth annual Youth Arts Festival April 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the mall area in the center of campus. More than 100 visual and performing artists from ECU and across the region will share their creative talents with children and their families. Family-friendly activities such as wheel-thrown ceramics, watercolor painting, weaving, felting, papermaking, printmaking, portraiture and other arts will be offered. Children will also have the opportunity to create their own artwork with the help of both ECU art students and professional artists. Featured performers and artists will include: the African-American Dance Ensemble, Arianne King-Comer Batik Artist/Indigo Dyeing, Sharron Parker Fiber Artist, Steve Myott-Puppeteer and Mask Maker, and Randy Hodges, Blacksmith. This activity coincides with the Youth Arts Month sponsored by the North Carolina Art Education Association and follows the celebration of Founders’ Week at ECU. All activities are free and open to the public. In case of rain, it will be held in the Jenkins Fine Arts Building on Fifth Street. (Contributed photo)

This page originally appeared in the April 4, 2008 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at