The April 5 First Friday Art Walk, already shaping up to be a blockbuster, has added even more attractions!
- IdeaXFactory, located at 351 N. Boonville, is partnering with Art Walk in April to present an Open House featuring The Harmonic Wall by Russ RuBert, an amazing, 24-foot interactive light sculpture installation. Twenty-three banks of lights are activated by three input sources – a sonic paint brush that changes pitch as it creates watercolor paintings, a motion-sensitive control panel of LED lights that can be triggered by the wave of a hand, and a microphone that is sensitive to speech, songs and musical instruments. More sculptures created from aluminum, neon, LED lights, and industrial glass are also installed throughout the space and can be activated by the movement of visitors through the space. The IdeaXFactory opens this new exhibition to the public on April 5, 7-10 pm., during the First Friday Art Walk. For more information, please visithttp://ideaxfactory.com
- Park Central Branch Library’s POE (Products of Expression) Art Exhibit by Pipkin Middle School students is just the beginning of the evening’s festivities as it kicks off The Big Read, focused on “The Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe,” during the April 5 Art Walk. Along with great student art, visitors will enjoy the Iron Chef Cook-off and Edible Books Festival. The Big Read Iron Chef Cook-off at 6 p.m. features students from Victory Trade School as they compete in our annual cooking contest. Do the words tasty and macabre belong in the same sentence? We’ll find out as these chefs battle to be named the winner of this yearly competition. The Edible Books Festival presents cakes fashioned by professional bakers according to the themes of “The Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.” Among the cake masters squaring off this year are June’s Cakery, Style by the Slice, Spumoni Bakery, Stacey’s Sweets and Beyond Imagination 3D Cakes Design. See and vote on the “edible books”; the winner will be announced after 7 p.m. and then everyone will eat cake! www.facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary
- Rogers & Baldwin Historic Venue, a brand new Art Walk sponsor located at 314 S. Patton, will hold an Open House during the April 5 Art Walk. Come see what downtown’s newest event site has to offer!