An all new eighth annual Carroll Art Show will be held at the Old Alley and Westgate Malls on Adams Street in downtown Carroll on Saturday, April 7.
Admission to the event is free. Co-chairpersons Pam McGinnis of Carroll and Toni Grote of Breda have 28 artists confirmed to show.
A wide range of art will be exhibited by artists from 19 towns and cities in Iowa and Nebraska. Media includes oils, metal art, basketweaving, jewelry, tatting, highly detailed miniature oils, porcelain painting, bronze sculptures, watercolors, pottery, pen and ink, acrylics, wood and stone carving, crimshaw, wood and paper, charcoal portraits, pastels, scratchboard, caricatures, photography and others.
Entertainment will be provided by the Perfect Fifth, a string ensemble composed of local high school students. They will be performing from 1 to 3 p.m.
Awards will be given before the show begins at 10 a.m. Works of art will be shown from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The Carroll Art Show has grown from an attendance of 82 in 1993 to 1,500 last year. The show was founded in 193 at the old Carroll Elks Club by Lloyd Kline.
Donations of artwork are being made by Greg and Patrice Meyerdirk of Harris; Sue Morfeld, Norfolk, Neb.; Jerald Steele, Waukee; Victoria Pedersen, Donnellson; Marvel Houge, Estherville; Carroll Danborn, Red Oak; Kim VanBibber, Harlan and Lloyd Kline of Carroll.
Demonstrations will be held during the show by Sue Morfeld, stained glass/china jewelry; Victoria Pedersen, watercolor, pen and ink, charcoal, ceramics and clay pottery; Larry Glade, Guthrie Center, acrylic, pen and ink, wood, bronze and tin; Kim VanBibber, pencil, airbrush and caricatures and Art Valentine of Dedham, watercolor, pencils and pastels.