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By Lillian Palmer
Staff Writer 

Battle heats up Art on the Green Friday night

 


The 11th annual Art on the Green is this weekend, starting Friday, with a new event; an art battle. It’s a no contact battle, unless the contact between paintbrush and canvas counts. The Battle on the Green is a live art competition where the artists competing have to create a piece of art in each round of the competition. The art battle was a suggested idea to the art council Jeremy Gomez of the Green River Arts Council said. Each round is 45 minutes long, each round narrowing down the pool of winners. Artists will complete a separate piece each round.

“It’s going to be kind of different. I’m excited to see how that works out,” Gomez said. “Art battles are popular all over Canada and Europe and have kind of just spread. We decoded it to do locally.”

There are 12 artist spots available, first-come first-serve. Canvas will be provided. Contestants need only to provide their own medium of choice. Contact the Green River Recreation Center if interested in participating.

The Battle on the Green is one of many events taking place this weekend as part of the Art on the Green. The 11th Art on the Green will have a variety of activities and events through out the weekend for the public and artists to enjoy alike. There will be a variety of art to view, plus interactive art for kids and adults. The public will also witness regional and local artists complete their works of art throughout the weekend.

Artists range from professionals from Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Arizona, and college, and high school students.

Battle on the Green

Friday:

Time: 4 p.m., artists setup 3:30 p.m. at Expedition Island, in front of the pavilion.

Art on the Green

Friday:

24-hour live sculpting and 2D competition: 11 a.m.

Silent auction: 1-9 p.m.

Monumental sculpture unveiled: 5 p.m.

Kids and adult creation corner: 5-8 p.m.

Saturday:

Silent auction: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

24-hour live sculpting and 2D competition ends: 11 a.m.

Kids creation corner: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Cocktails: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Awards dinner: 6:30 p.m.

Dinner tickets sold at the pavilion door cost $30 per person.

 

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