Youth Arts Festival treats children to interactive artists
More than 100 visual and performing artists came to East Carolina University March 31 for the 8th Annual Youth Arts Festival. Activities included wheel-thrown ceramics, watercolor painting, weaving, papermaking, blacksmithing, portraiture, and printmaking.
Children were also able to interact with musical, dance and theatrical groups. Some of the groups scheduled to attend include Twisted Knot, Red Herring Puppets, Bouncing Bulldogs, Magic of African Rhythm, ECU Dancers with Tomi Galaska, ECU Jazz Combo, Greenville Civic Ballet and Reel Deep.
The event was supported with grants from the ECU Office of the Provost, ECU College of Fine Arts and Communication, Coca-Cola, The Belk Fund, Friends of the School of Art and Design, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Ledonia Wright Center and the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge. Other sponsors at ECU include the Department of Recreation and Wellness, the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the School of Music, the School of Theater and Dance, the Student Activities Board, and the Office of Institutional Diversity, and ECU Department of Recreation and Wellness and Joyner Library.