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Lively arts group holding an experience in the park Thursday
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The Antigo lively arts community is coming together Thursday at City Park for a special event geared toward the younger set, followed by an evening of music for all ages.

Explore Art in the Park will begin at 3:30 p.m. followed by Skip Jones & Friends at 5:30 p.m.

The afternoon arts fest will include a variety of stations, under tents, scattered around the bandstand. Each of the various stations will be presented by local artists and community organizations. Jones and his friends will also join in the fun.

The Antigo Community Theatre and Antigo High School drama department will bring a grandma’s trunk full of costumes and props for children explore. The Antigo Public Library tent, with Jackie Rammer, youth services librarian, plans just one more book, with reading, poetry and writing activities. Of Chorus! and Langlade Youth Vocalists & Entertainers will teach the young people a song and dance.

There’s more as well. Jim Anger, a friend of Jones’, will assist youngsters with writing and creating, their own song and will then perform this original music during the concert. The Community Band and Antigo High School band will have a variety of instruments for the children to try and Ms. Taku, another visiting friend of Jones’, will lead a multicultural drum and dance circle, allowing children to try out various percussion instruments and learn songs and dances from different countries. Jones himself will share songs and stories.

Local Antigo piano teachers will bring keyboards on the floor to tickle the keys and Judy Gosz, Wisconsin watercolor artist and teacher, will have a tent for children to try their hand at watercolor painting. L.A. Arts will have a tent full of information for young and old with where to find the lively arts in the community, from concerts, to art exhibits to finding instructors.

The concert will features Jones, whose specialty is engaging children and adults alike into music with very catchy, colorful and easy tunes, and his friends from the workshops. They will include Gosz, a teacher of art; Anger, a folk singer-songwriter and retired reading-writing educator; Taku, an educator, performer, songwriter, and multicultural music and dance specialist; and Anna Stange, a folk singer who will accompany herself on guitar and banjo, mountain dulcimer and simple folk instruments.

The free event is open to the public, sponsored by The Antigo Optimist Club. Living Waters International will be providing pizza and pies and beverages and Optimists will have cheese curds.


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Youngsters enjoy a drumming activity at the 2013 Explore Art in the Park workshop.
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