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Youth Arts Festival offers hands-on art experiences

April 8, 2013

ECU News Services

More than 100 visual and performing artists engaged children and their parents at East Carolina University at the ninth annual Youth Arts Festival on April 6.

Sponsored by the ECU School of Art and Design, the event included performances by musical, dance and theatrical ensembles as well as hands-on experiences directed by ECU art students and professional artists. Among the activities children enjoyed were weaving, coloring, creating masks and working together to build a ship of reeds and printed sails.

University support of the Youth Arts Festival comes from ECU’s Office of the Provost, the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the Ledonia Wright Center, the Department of Recreation and Wellness, the School of Music, the School of Theater and Dance, the Student Activities Board, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Joyner Library. Community supporters include Target, The Belk Fund, the Friends of the School of Art and Design, the North Carolina Arts Council, Uptown Art and Supply, the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge and Coca-Cola.

(Photos and video by Cliff Hollis)
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