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September 2014


Mindful Mixed Mediums Project: in Memory of Lake Country Artist, Kathy Boritzke (Hosted by The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts), is Looking for 5th-8th Grade Visual Arts and Creative Writing Students to Participate

Mindful Mixed Mediums

The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts will showcase a new exhibit at this year’s 44th annual art festival called Mindful Mixed Mediums. The exhibit will feature a playful fusion of poetry, sculpture, and musical composition created by local students sponsored by the Kathy Boritzke Memorial Fund.

Kathy Boritzke was a local artist and long time member of the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts. She was of inspiring character and full of passion and selfless giving. Her dynamic appearance in the 2011 One Vision: A Fusion of Art & Poetry held at the Oconomowoc Arts Center was the inspiration for this year’s new exhibit.

Twenty local students grades 5-8 will have the opportunity to work with ekphrastic poet, Cristina Norcross (, and sculpture artist, Layl McDill (, to fuse the literary and visual arts. Torrin Hallett (, the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts Virginia Harris 2013 Scholarship winner, will be working with Dave Reul, former OASD Band Director, to provide an original composition to accompany the exhibit. The mediums will be fused together and presented by local artist, Amy Kavelaris (, downtown business owner of the Bloom-Print project, for the public exhibition held August 16th-17th at Fowler Park.

The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts is seeking nominations. If you would like to nominate a passionate, creative child (grades 5-8) who demonstrates the spirit of giving, please visit the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts Website, Deadline is March 13th, 2014. All nominees must be able to attend Whelan's Coffee House Sunday, March 16th for the poetry segment and Sunday, March 23rd for the sculpture segment held at The ARTworks.

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