‘Big Read’ kicking of Jan. 18

By Portia Williams - portiawilliams@civitasmedia.com

WURTLAND, Ky. — Greenup Arts is partnering with Paramount Arts Center (PAC) to host Charcoal Art Class/Workshop as a part of the Big Read Book for 2017, will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Greenup County Extension Office (GCEO), located at 35 Wurtland Ave., in Wurtland.

The Big Read Book for 2017 will focus on to, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’

Melanie Cornelison, education and outreach director, PAC, lead partner, said Big Read is an innovative opportunity for all who will participate. The instructor for the Workshop is Jeremy Grizzle.

“The Big Read is an amazing opportunity for local schools, arts agencies, libraries and community members to complete their programming missions while focusing on a common book,” Cornelison said. “To Kill a Mockingbird is an amazing piece of literature that is relevant to our community and the world and hopefully the activities surrounding the Ashland Big Read will get people in the area excited about reading such a great novel.”

Anne Stephens, University of Kentucky extension agent for Fine Arts in Greenup County, said the partnership seeks to provide kinesthetic learning and cultural experiences.

“Greenup Arts is a proud partner with the Paramount Arts Center for the Big Read. We offer the art component in order to reach a broad audience from our community and to bring various art forms together,” Stephens said. “Being able to provide a hands-on art experience in conjunction with promoting literature, history, heritage, and culture is a perfect match for our organization’s core goals.”

All materials are free and lunch provided. Registration deadline is Jan. 18, by calling 606-836-0201, or email Anne Stephens to: anne.stephens@uky.edu. All ages and skill level welcome. Artists will also receive a free copy of the book, according to Stephens.

By Portia Williams


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