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Tuesday evening the Jasper Community Art’s Commission reviewed June activities planned for the remainder of the summer and into the Fall.

Director of the Jasper Arts Center, Kit Miracle, told the commission that the month of June demonstrated progress in activities and that one of the largely attended events were the Chalk-Walk Festival and the WBDC Country showdown which drew a large crowd.



Education Coordinator, Donna Schepers updated the commission on the Bison float project for the upcoming Strassenfest. The fiberglass Bison currently in Jasper is one of many throughout Indiana that’s used to celebrate the state’s Bicentennial.

Schepers gave credit to commission member, Becky Hickman, for the idea to form a partnership with  German American Bank and having the Jasper bison join their float. Schepers checked with artists working on the Jasper Bison who assured the board the float would be ready in time for next month’s fest and parade.

Shepers also spoke of Deborah Sunya Moore from the John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts who is a national workshop leader.

Moore will be leading workshops for local educators this October the 5th, 6th, & 7th as well as next February 22nd, 23rd and 24th.

Moore is a percussionist and arts educator with a dedication to educate both children and teachers about the performing arts. She has a range of experience with instruments and providing awareness of music throughout the nation and internationally. The method of the workshops titled “sing me a story” “Play me a Book” appeals to teachers of grades pre-K to first grade.



Also Program Coordinator, Corina Mack, gave an update on the mural planned for the up and coming coffee shop-BREW.

Mack spoke of the enthusiasm of BREW owners and says this mural will also involve the participation of the Jasper community. Mack says the primary artist who is setting the foundation idea for the mural is Jesa Simon.

The end result of the mural is possible for this September and Simon will also be available to speak on the mural and how a locally owned soon-to-be business such as BREW is providing example with their mural to the economical benefit of public art display which can also tie in to the quality of life atmosphere several local organizations are aiming to accomplish.

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