Area Arts Council unveils billboard for art festival

The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council has unveiled the graphics for a billboard that will greet visitors who come to Mount Vernon from the west on Mount Vernon Road. The billboard will go up for two months beginning on July 28. It was designed by Danielle Amelang, owner of Iron Leaf Press in Lisbon and a member of the MVAAC executive board. (Click the image to see a larger version)  billboard_final

First Brick will hold reception for Coleman show

Susan Coleman

Susan Coleman

First Brick Art Gallery and Antiques will host an opening reception for local artist Sue Coleman on Thursday, June 19, 5:30-7:00 p.m. The reception is in conjunction with a new exhibit: Sue Coleman /Landscape Pastels & Paintings, which will run June 7 – June 28, 2014. First Brick is located at 224 First Street SW in Mount Vernon. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.


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June live music at the Lincoln Wine Bar

June Music Schedule Lincoln Winebar
Thurs, 7:00-9:00
Sat. 7:30–9:30

Thurs. 5th Guy Drollinger & Gary Mortensen, from Iowa City, two very talented artists, Guitar & the best Dobro around!

Sat. 7th, Rob Lumbard, He’s baaack, once again, by popular demand. Very talented Iowa artist, singer-songwriter and guitarist… Don’t miss this show

Thurs. 12th, Mayflies, These guys are awesome, fiddle mando guitar and bass. The best.

Thurs. 19th, Blake Shaw & Grace Leong, Piano and upright bass, joined by Tim Crumley on percussion as they play some groovy tunes they’ve arranged themselves.

Thurs. 26th Mississippi String Band, Once again, the boys will lay down some fine tunes. Guitar, bass, Dobro, fiddle and the best harmonies around.

Sat 28th, Blue Midnight Trio The blues how it should be played. Bass, guitar harp. Another favorite group at the Winebar

New paintings from Katrina Garner

Katrina Garner has passed along 11 new paintings. Take a look on her gallery pagePainted Lady.

MV-L Community Theatre will present “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” March 6-8

Amy White passes this along:

Enjoy a great evening of entertainment, available locally for a very reasonable price! Tickets are now on sale for Mt. Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre’s production of “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play”, March 6, 7 and 8 in the First Street Community Center, 221 East 1st St., Mt. Vernon. Dinner is at 6:30 PM in the gym and the show follows at 7:30 PM in the theatre. Tickets are all $25 and dinner is included! You get to be part of the circa 1946 studio audience as actors and sound engineers produce three Hitchcock classic stories. Get your tickets in advance at Shepley Pharmacy, Lisbon Library, or Gwen’s Restaurant. Dinner is a buffet provided by Gwen’s. Call Amy at 319-899-1399 for more info.

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