Think Twain: 'Big Read' deadline coming up for Walworth County student artists
WHITEWATER For the fourth year in a row, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a local partnership to bring the national Big Read initiative to Rock, Walworth and Jefferson counties. Mark Twain in the Rock River Basin will be the focus of this year’s Big Read in southeastern Wisconsin. Led by the Irvin L. Young Library in Whitewater, the Arrowhead Library System in Rock County and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Young Auditorium, the Big Read will provide a host of activities and in-school outreach.
(Read all of this week's stories from Walworth County Sunday HERE. )
The Big Read activities begin with an art competition for kindergarten through 12th-grade students. Students in Rock, Walworth, Jefferson counties and surrounding communities are invited to submit their own Twain-inspired artwork. One design will be chosen as the official Big Read 2012 logo and printed on 100 giveaway Big Read T-shirts. Up to 20 other designs will be chosen and exhibited at Studio 84 in Whitewater.
The competition submissions are due by noon March 15 to the Young Auditorium. The winning entry will be given a hardcover copy of “The Collected Works of Mark Twain,” two free T-shirts with their artwork and four tickets to “Mark Twain Tonight!” starring Hal Holbrook, on April 21. The student’s teacher also will receive two tickets to “Mark Twain Tonight!” Finalists have their work displayed at Studio 84 in Whitewater. Interested art teachers and students may call (262) 472-4444 or go online for more information, http://youngauditorium.wordpress.com/.
This grant enables young adults to learn more about reading and writing.
Mark Twain T-shirt contest
-- What: The Big Read art competition for kindergarten through 12th-graders in Rock, Jefferson and Walworth counties
-- Entries due: Noon March 15, Young Auditorium, UW-Whitewater