Creative Call-Out – March 5

Arts council seeks Indiana participants for competition

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Arts and Cultural Council is calling for Indiana artists to participate in the 2015 Will Vawter Art Competition and Exhibit, which will take place April 11 through May 8.

The Vawter has a new date for 2015 because the council wants the show to be aligned with Greenfield artist and illustrator Will Vawter’s birthday on April 13.

This will be the first Vawter show at the new home of the Hancock County Arts and Cultural Council, Twenty North Gallery, 20 N. State St., Suite A, in downtown Greenfield. The competition, in its 17th year, is a juried art exhibit, judged this year by David Slonim, artist, illustrator and teacher from Anderson.

Entry is open to Indiana artists in the following categories: Oil and Acrylic, Watercolor and Everything Else 2D. The entry fee is $35 per artist for up to three entries. Art Council members pay $25. Registrations must be postmarked by March 28. Awards range from $100 to $1,000.

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Children’s theater workshop applications available

Applications for the 2015 Hancock County Children’s Theater Workshop are now available for students in Grades 4 to 8 at all Hancock County elementary and middle schools.

Approximately 120 children with special talents in visual or performing arts will be selected for participation. Children must be available 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Mondays through Fridays, June 2 to June 26, to be considered for the program, which puts on a musical each summer. The workshop will be at Greenfield-Central High School.

Performance dates are June 26 and 27. Cost is $100, and March 18 is the deadline for the submission of applications. For more information, contact Pam Johnson at Greenfield-Central Jr. High School, 477-4616, ext. 43502, or by email at

Library plans 3-day comic book workshop

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Public Library is offering kids and teens the opportunity to create and publish their own graphic novel. This three-day workshop kicks off a year-long Creating Comics series.

Kids will use the new Wacom Intuos Creative Pen tablets and work collaboratively to create drawings and a story that will eventually be published on the library’s website. The workshop runs Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Contact Sarah Ryan at 462-5141, ext. 225, to register or for more information.