5/14/2014 10:31:00 AM Douglas Dragon dwells in Prescott Valley Library abode
Trib Photo/Sue Tone Douglas Dragon, with Dragonfly perched on his finger, enjoys a quiet corner of the children's area in the Prescott Valley Public Library. Created by Barbara Brown, this sculpture is the newest selection on display through the Art at the Center program.
The Prescott Valley Arts and Culture Commission announced the most recent Art at the Center recipient at its April meeting - a whimsical green creature called Douglas Dragon. Douglas can be found upstairs in a sun-filled corner of the children's area.
Douglas and creator Barbara Brown* will be honored at the upcoming Art at the Center reception at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, at the Prescott Valley Civic Center.
Commissioner Nancy Smith said the commission received nine entries from sculptors, and Brown's entry easily garnered the most votes. Also, all artists who were accepted in 2013 have agreed to let the town keep their works on display for another year, which brings the number of public art sculptures at the Civic Center and library to 39.
The Commission announced other upcoming events, including the May 17 Battle of the Bands at the Civic Center amphitheater. Five bands sponsored by local radio stations take to the stage and play for the title of Best Band in Prescott Valley.
Gates open at noon with admission tickets of $4. The line-up is:
1 p.m. Southbound.
2:15 p.m. Total Harmonic Distortion.
3:30 p.m. Madeline Deveroux.
4:45 p.m. The Black Moods.
6 p.m. Bittersweet.
Community members and visitors are welcome to bring soft drinks, snacks, blankets and lawn chairs. Alcoholic beverages, pets and glass are not allowed. Food vendors will be onsite and radio stations will offer giveaways.
On Saturday, June 7, the town and A&C Commission welcome children of all ages and adults to a free Kite Day event from 10 a.m.-noon at the Civic Center. In addition to kites, bouncy houses will be available.
Movies Under the Stars begins June 5 with Dr. Suess' The Lorax, and runs every Thursday evening in June at dusk.
The Commission begins each meeting with a presentation by a community member showcasing his or her talent in any aspect of fine or performing arts. Ted Bishop presented a slide show of his photographs of cliff dwellings, sunsets, San Francisco Peaks, an eagle in flight, dogs and children. Bishop has degrees in media and technology, and said the possibilities are endless with what can do with digital photography and editing software such as Adobe Photoshop.
"The ability to be creative and convey information through digital media is exciting," Bishop said. He can be reached at 928-235-2258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.