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Art Talk

By Andi Bedsworth


     This past weekend was an art filled celebration of music, life and making new friends. The First Annual Pine Valley Music and Arts Fest drew a steady stream of people to join in the festivities.     
    The music was almost non-stop on the inside stage, and listeners were surrounded by artists selling their creations. The atmosphere was jovial and smiles were seen everywhere you turned.              
Outsider Arts’ John Forsyth did a bang up job putting on this fun festival. There were woodworkers, sculptors, jewelry makers, painters, potters and more showing off their work, and artistic camaraderie was in the air. Children and adults alike tried their hand at hula hooping at Christina Coleman’s hula station. She makes the coolest hoops around, and her helper Neveah was there assisting her. I was privileged to be able to bring the art truck out which was sponsored by the Fest and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. We got really messy marbling paper with shaving cream and liquid watercolor.
To feed the hungry masses, there were several food trucks out selling hotdogs, sweets, and more. It seemed that no one went hungry or thirsty while enjoying the beautiful sunny day.
If you missed it this year, please plan on attending next year. Even better yet, contact Out-sider Arts about helping out for the fest. Lots of people came together to make this a really fun event full of happy shining people!

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