Downtown Events Showcase Local Art, Music and Film This Weekend

Experience talented artists, musicians and filmmakers this weekend from around the region!

Friday, April 27th

Friday night, hear Bluffton musician Wendy Chappel-Dick at The Meeting Place on Market, while dining on a scrumptious dessert buffet of made from scratch desserts by the bakery at The Meeting Place (just $5/person).  Start time is 7 pm.  Wendy will be singing and playing folk music about green stuff, from Appalachian Mountain songs to singer-songwriter favorites; come hear music to entertain, entrance and inspire you in your growing season. More info: http://www.mennofolksonggirl.webs.com/

While you’re at The Meeting Place, check out the art exhibit by local artists Lesa Davis and Herb Vonderau.

Saturday, April 28th

Don’t miss this chance to meet the artist of one of the most talked-about new all ages comic books of the year, Giants Beware!

Rafael is based in Ohio with family in Lima. He is a veteran of the animation industry and is currently a storyboard artist for Warner Bros, Disney and Cartoon Network. He will conduct a live-drawing class and book signing starting at Noon on Saturday, April 28th at Alter Ego Comics.

Giants Beware! is his first graphic novel.

Later that evening…

On Saturday, April 28, week 2 of the NWOIFF Student Criticism Workshop continues at ArtSpace. 2012 Judge Erik Pepple will host to discuss narrative construction, form, and plot vs. story. Admission is FREE for all students aged 13-18, noon at ArtSpace Lima.

Later that evening, the NWOIFF will host “REDISCOVER” PARADISE RECOVERED: A special screening of the 2011 Audience Choice Award winning film at City Club. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or through www.nwoff.org.  Includes and meet and greet with screenwriter Andie Redwine.

The night includes snacks, popcorn, a cash bar and an opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with Andie and Storme following the film!

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