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Art Talk

By Andi Bedsworth

Most of us are familiar with the usual holidays such as Labor Day, Christmas and Halloween. However, many of you are probably not aware that August 9 is International Art Appreciation Day, and that Oxford has some great events planned in celebration of the day.            
The Powerhouse will be hosting a free workshop on making Artist Trading Cards to commemorate the day. Artist Trading Cards are miniature works of art measuring 2 1⁄2 by 3 1⁄2 inches. There will be instruction on making Zen-tangles, Watercolor, and Collage style cards.
As part of the festivities, other groups have been invited to participate. There will be an artist demonstration by Bailey Blu at Holli’s Sweet Tooth from 1 to 2 p.m., and there will also be a poetry reading circle at Highpointe Coffee on the square. It will be hosted by Vox, and the vibe will be relaxed as writers can bring in their own work and listen to others. This reading will be from 2 to 3 p.m. From 4 to 6 p.m., the fun moves to the Powerhouse where the workshops will be held. Participants can make cards that they can then clip to the Trading Board. On the night of the art crawl which will be Tuesday, August 27th from 6 to 8 p.m., people will be allowed to trade their cards with each other.  
All of the events on this day will be free to the public. For more information on International Art Appreciation Day, please call 236-6429 or email

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