Arts and Community

Gerhett Parrish, clay sculpture, “Big Cheese and Squeaker.”

Choice of Show chosen

The good news this week is that the 2020 Choice of Show winner is Sullivan County High Schoo senior Gerhett Parrish, for his clay sculpture, “Big Cheese and Squeaker.” This functioning (but not edible) clock was put together in his High School art class with instructor Dylan Wiesner.

The Arts Council judges this year were Cat Badger (herself a two-time Choice of Show winner), Helen Day and Linda White. As with all past winners, going back to 1998, the piece will be purchased from Gerhett and placed on permanent display in the High School’s main corridor. The judges this year had to make their choices online because of covid restrictions.

Next week we plan to announce the top-ten display winners, honoring art-students’ total output for the year. The Arts Council is providing the judges, but the prizes will be awarded by the Bowhunters Association.

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Of course the Celtic Matins will be back next year!

Did you ever doubt it? At their request, for the first time they will appear in an outdoor concert, on Dushore Founders’ Day 2021. This assumes that the pandemic demons allow Founders’ Day to be celebrated, and that the rain gods withhold their vengeance. Since most of the rain gods are Celtic, that shouldn’t prove a problem, but just in case, we will be scheduling St. Basil’s Hall as backup. Either way, the concert will be free to all, and recommended for every member of every family.

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Somewhere, some live event must be happening

but we’re unaware of it.

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For a list of all our major programs, look here.

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Local arts and other links:

Sullivan County Historical Society and Museum

Sullivan County Library

Sullivan County general page

Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce

Heading photo by Donna Sherwood