Chisholm Trail Arts Council's Annual Arts Explosion in Duncan, OK -- the Heart of the Chisholm Trail

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Arts Explosion 2013, Chisholm Trail Arts Council's annual weeklong summer arts day camp announces Artists Roster.

Chisholm Trail Arts Council(CTAC)’sArts Explosion-2013 is fast approaching and the Board of Directors is proud to announce six artists who will instruct at Arts Explosion 2013.

Dora Obuobisa is an inspiring artist with unique talents in leatherwork, batik, tie and dye, and traditional African crafts. For Arts Explosion she will lead a residency in tie dye design - CTAC welcomes Dora back and looks forward to the creations her residency will bring.

CTAC is excited to again welcome Dan Hazel to Arts Explosion. He is currently employed by Marlow Public Schools as the Art and Photography teacher and has participated in numerous art shows and taken home the top prize in many. Dan will be teaching pottery.

Dave Young became a kite enthusiast years ago when he and his son purchased a kite kit. Dave’s residency will guide the students through the kite construction process and introducing them basic kite making and decoration as well as the history of kites.

Therease Dacus is a Fletcher resident that has a love and talent for fiber arts. She has raised alpacas for the last 11 years and spun the yarn to use to make jewelry, clothing and wall art. Therease will instruct students on how to create a design by applying fiber to fabric with the use of a barbed needle.

New this year to Arts Explosion is Jana Oakman and Joy Quiggley.

Jana Oakman is currently a counselor at Waurika High School but has also spent 22 years teaching in the Duncan School District. She will bring her high level of experience and share her joy of painting to the children at this year’s camp.

Joy Quiggley is from Eureka Springs, Arkansas where she teaches art to students K-12 at Alpena. Joy will bring her passion of glass art to her classes by using recycled plastic water bottles. Her teachings are inspired by the works of Dave Chihuly. We are excited to see her ideas come to life.

On Friday, July 19th, there will be an arts showcase beginning at 5:30 p.m. The showcase allows students and instructing artists to show their work to families and friends.

This annual weeklong summer arts day camp for students who have completed third, fourth, or fifth grades will be held at the Stephens County Fairgrounds July 15-19, 2013. Students will enroll in six offered classes. Classes will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:20 p.m. daily. There will be no childcare offered outside of these times.

Registrations fill quickly so be certain to contact Darcy Reeves, Executive Director at the Chisholm Trail Arts Council 717 W. Willow, Suite 6 Duncan, OK 73533-4951

Phone: 580.252.4160
E -mail: director(at)chisholmtrailarts(dot)com

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