FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 15, 2001

CONTACT: Ward Mullens

734.487.4400


EASTERN MICHIGAN ARTISTS TO DEMONSTRATE WORKS

FOR YPSILANTI HERITAGE FESTIVAL, AUG. 17-19

 

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University arts students and alumni will demonstrate and exhibit their artistic talents during the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival, Aug. 17-19.

The demonstrations will be offered in conjunction with Artrain USA, the nation's only traveling art museum on a train which will be staged at the tracks near the Freighthouse in Ypsilanti's historic Depot Town. The artists will be based at the demonstration and gift shop railroad car near the Artrain caboose. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.

Jill Henry, a graduate student from Waterford, Michigan, will demonstrate drawing and painting, Friday, Aug. 17, 11:45 a.m. - 7:15 p.m..

Kelly Nelson, a graduate student from Ypsilanti, will demonstrate drawing and printmaking, 11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19, 10:45 a.m. -2:30 p.m.

Alumnus Robert Throne, a 1999 graduate, will demonstrate drawing and painting, 3:15-7:15 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18. He is a resident of Ypsilanti

Laura Korch, an undergraduate student from Linden, Michigan, will work with clay, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2:15 - 6:15 p.m.

Artrain USA's mission is to enhance lives and build communities. It fulfills its mission by bringing visual art exhibitions and programs directly to communities that do not have access to museums or collections. Eastern Michigan University is sponsoring Artrain USA as part of the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival. Artrain's national tour is sponsored by DaimlerChrysler.

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