September 27, 2003 at Fountain Square Park
Shirt Design: Kim Mason
Executive Director: Kim Mason
Board of Directors: Martha Deputy (President), Donna Kirwan (Secretary), Linda Rowland (Treasurer), India Hooks, Mark Bitterling Martha Deputy, Lee Huddleston, Ersa Austin, Jack Injoku, Dr. Larry CailluoetJ
Community Planners: Ronnie Jaggers (Pinatas), Susan Morris (Children’s Activities), Jean Arnold (Hospitality), Amy Milliken (Poster Contest), Joe Jackson, Delphine Burton (Merchandise), Andee Rudloff (Gallery Walk)
The Bowling Green International Festival Juried Art Exhibition
This Exhibit is open to professional and emerging artist in all media suitable for hanging including but not limited to: painting, drawing, fiber art, photography and 2-dimensional sculpture. The theme for the 2003 artshow is “Celebrations”. The exhibit will take place September 1-30, 2003 at Spencer’s Coffeehouse on Fountain Square in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Reception & Gallery Walk Friday September 26, 2003 Reception 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Gallery Walk 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Spencer’s Coffeehouse as a kickoff event to the BG International Festival.
Chair: Suzanne Renfrow
Juror: David Yax
Visit the 2002 Exhibition.
Most works exhibited will be for sale. For collectors, convenience, work may be purchased at anytime during the exhibit onsite and picked up at the close of the show. In addition to supporting the local artist, a 20% of sales will be donated to the Bowling Green International Festival, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c) organization.
The BG International Festival will also be hosting a Downtown Gallery Walk this year, orchestrated by Artist Suzanne Renfrow. The event will include various local businesses showcasing special exhibits in support the the festival’s themes and featuring a reception on Friday September 26 between 5PM and 9PM. The gallery walk was first introduced to the festival by Artist Andee Rudloff in 2002.
- Spencer’s Coffeehouse – Featuring the Bowling Green International Festival Juried Art Exhibition Sept 1-30
- Lot 916 – All Lot 916 exhibiting artists will submit one piece to reflect the theme “Feng Shui” as they interpret it.
- On display September 26-October 10, 2003
- Memphis Marsha’s – This is My Country, Part II: Mail Art Show A mail art show (art is mailed in, with no returns); with entries nationwide. A juror will select awards.
- Brickyard Garden – various diverse artists from the area
- On display September 22-26, 2003
- Reception: September 26, 5-9pm
- The Boomerang – Carissa Creek – Fiber Art, Lauren White – Photo, drawings, and jewelry On display September 15-October 14, 2003
- Capitol Arts Galleries – Lunt Memorial Exhibit: Work of 4 Artists & Fountain Square Players Anniversary Exhibit On display September 15-October 14, 2003
- Participating Venues – When publicizing individual exhibits & receptions please include the Gallery Walk “logo” above – pdf or jpg
- Join the Gallery Walk – form in pdf or html.
Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra “Our Towns”
September 22, 7:30pm at the Capitol Arts Center
Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra opens its 2003-2004 season on Monday, September 22, with Our Towns, a concert celebrating the diversity of our American towns from Bowling Green to Nashville, Louisville, and beyond. Featured on the program are Copland’s reflective Quiet City, and Three Dance Episodes from Bernstein’s jazzy film score On the Town.
The concert will also feature the premiere of The Bowling Green Suite, a new composition by five Bowling Green composers: Dr. Michael Kallstrom, Mr. Cecil Karrick, Dr. David Livingston, Dr. Charles Smith, and Dr. Calvin Taylor. Each composer is writing a movement of the suite, using a folk song representing an ethnic group from the multi-cultural Bowling Green community.
The concert will also feature Kelsey Tamayo, the winner of the second annual Young Artists Competition held in June. Kelsey, a ninth grader from Radcliff, Kentucky, will receive $1000 and will perform a xylophone solo with the orchestra. The concert is partially funded by a $5000 grant from the Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund; the BGCO was one of sixteen arts organizations orchestras in the state to receive a grant from the fund. The purpose of the grant is to improve arts attendance through the support of innovative programming. The concert is also sponsored by Jerry E. Baker.
Roll Around The World
roller skating mixer & carnival at Greenwood Skate Center. Friday September 12, 2003 6pm-Midnight
- The Lotus Dancers perform and give free Belly Dancing lessons at 8pm
- Au Shaolin Kung Fu Academy will perform a demonstration at 10pm with a free lesson following.
- The Bowling Green International Festival poster contest will be judged during Roll Around The World.
- Proceeds benefit the BG International Festival
- Tickets $5 (6-9 or 9-12) & $9 (6-12) price includes regular skate rental.
- Live Entertainment • Skating Games • Midway Games • Prizes • Pinata • International Finger Foods in the snack bar
Performers: Au Shaolin’s Kung Fu Academy • Ann Gonzalez • Arthur Hatfield & Buckcreek •Capetown • Children in the Park • Coqui • Dance Arts • Hispanic Folk Dancers • The Messianic Jewish Singers & Dancers from Congregation Beth Sar Shalom • Lost River • The Lotus Dancers • Scott-Ellis Irish School of Dance • Seed n Soil • Small World Singers• Som Brasileiro • Southern Band of Cherokee Princess • The Turner Family
Special thanks to: Site Coordinator India Hooks & Stage Manager Dwight Murdy
Hooks Entertainment Rock Around The World Street Dance
- 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Rock Around The World with DJs Ali & “Bump” and Hooks Entertainment. Our 2002 Street Dance features high energy dance favorites from around the globe and a dance contest with lighting and special effects to rival your favorite dance club including large screen projections of the audience and a lighted dance floor.
Budweiser/Insight Communications Stage
- 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Som Brasileiro – Sounds of Brazil.
- 12:50 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. The Jump Gypsies – Irish/Scottish music and dance.
- 2:40 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Capetown – Sounds of South Africa.
- 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Seed n Soil – Reggae.
Sumitumo/D93/WKCT Concert Stage
- 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Turner Family – Gospel.
- 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lost River – Traditional Celtic & Folk.
- 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Ann Gonzalez – Latin Jazz.
- 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Coqui – Traditional Peruvian & Original Songs.
- 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Arthur Hatfield & Buckcreek – Bluegrass.
Greenwood Skate/WUHU/WBVR Dance Stage
- 11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. CAMbodian Fashion Show – Fashions of CAMbodia.
- 11:50 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Au Shaolin’s Arts Kung Fu Academy – Chinese Kung Fu and Lion Dancing, featuring individual and group students and Master Seng Au.
- 12:25 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. The Lotus Dancers – Arabic/Folkloric Dance.
- 12:55 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. Hispanic Folk Dancers – Hispanic Folk, representing Mexico and Central America. Each dance, performed in colorful costume represents a region within those countries.
- 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. The Messianic Jewish Singers & Dancers from Congregation Beth Sar Shalom – Traditional Live Jewish Music & Dance.
- 3:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m. Vietnamese Dancers – Traditional Vietnamese Dance.
- 3:40 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Dance Arts – Traditional Southern Clogging.
- 4:20 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Scott-Ellis School of Irish Dance – Irish Step Dancing (Similar to Riverdance) & Irish Social Dance Workshops.
- 5:40 p.m. -6:00 p.m. The Lotus Dancers – Arabic/Folkloric Dance.
International Center/WBGN Country Showcase
- 10:00 a.m. Laos
- 11:00 a.m. Vietnamese
- 12:00 p.m. El Salvador
- 1:00 p.m. Honduras
- 2:00 p.m. Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
- 3:00 p.m. Bosnia
- 4:00 p.m. Bosnia
- 4:30 p.m. Bosnia
- 5:00 p.m. El Salvador
WKU Modern Languages and Intercultural Study Theatre
In the State Street Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
A faculty member will be there to introduce film and lead a discussion/answer questions afterwards.
- 11:00 a.m. Danzon (Mexico), Director Maria Novaro (VHS)
- 2:00 p.m. No Man’s Land (Bosnia Herzegovina), Director Danis Tanovic (DVD)
In the Park Performances
- Ongoing David Owens – 19th Century hymns played on a Melodeon.
- Ongoing WKU Office of International Relations Cartoon Tent: story-book readings and cartoons in other languages along with some games.
Children’s Mosaic Project
In 2001 the Bowling Green International Festival Introduced the Children’s Mosaic Project coordinated by artist Andee Rudloff.
Andee prepared panels of wood with a mural of her own design and festival going children are invited to decorate tile that are then affixed to the design, creating a mosaic.
Look for the 2001 Children’s Mosaic Project on exhibit throughout the year.
American Pioneer Demonstrations have long been part of the Bowling Green International Festival and are conducted by performing artist Pioneer Annie.
In addition to demonstrating weaving, spinning and other wifely arts Pioneer Annie makes corn husks doll with children throughout the day that they are able to take home. The ongoing activity is free of charge and available from 10AM-6PM.
for more information on Pioneer Annie:
Pioneers Annie’s Website
Amplifier January 1999 Article
A Teacher of Women’s Folk History
PO Box 10041, Bowling Green, KY 42102
Pioneer Annie is a character created by Ann Silva to teach the joys and hardships of the life of a frontier woman.
Her programs are adaptable to all ages and particularly suitable for schools, civic organizations and special interest groups or sites.Ms.Silva teaches women’s folk history by exposing students to the ordinary, daily activities of women and children from our past. Her programs are challenging, entertained insights into our cultural heritage.
Clothed in authentic early 1800 ’s attire, Ms.Silva conducts the program by not only involving the stu-dents,but also by presenting first-hand accounts and demonstrating the skills of pioneer women. She addresses a variety of topics from land settlement to daily chores to folk customs,and demonstrates activities such as butter churning,spinning and corn husk doll making. Her audience is invited to participate in some of these activities.
Ms.Silva earned an MA in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University in 1984. She worked as an historic interpreter at the Homeplace 1850 at Land Between the Lakes from 1983 to 1988.She also worked as a lead interpreter at the George Ranch in Richmond Texas from 1988 to 1989.She has experience planning programs and teaching children.
This is a sAMpling of our vendors who sent in applications the earliest. Many more will be at the festival. Click here to see what some of the Downtown Businesses are doing.
- Willie Rascoe – Woodworking workshops for children, youth and adults. Featuring an exhibtion of the artist’s work and hands on workshops using the artists’ tools and materials where produce mini driftwood sculptures to take home. Ongoing, Free.
- Andee Rudloff’s – Children’s Mosaic Project. Children are decorate small foAM core tile with markers andthey are encorporated into a mural on panels created by local artist Andee Rudloff, resulting in a unified work by all. Ongoing, Free.
- Pioneer Annie – Cornhusk Dollmaking & Living History. Ongoing, Free.
- Regina A. Whitlow, African American – Handmade tote bags, purses, jewerly and jackets.
- Patricia’s Crafts, Appalachian – Handmade jewelry and painting on different media.
- Luis Males – Silver jewelry
- Laverinty Safarov, Armenia – Cheese and candies.
- Kathy Sheldon’s Rec 138, England – Maypole
- International Center’s Food Court – Local refugee and immigrant families which work with the International Center showcase their family’s traditional recipes.
- BG/WC Jaycees’ Oktoberfest Tent, Germany – Brauts and beer.
- Kids on the Block – International puppet making. Free information on different types of puppetry including Bunraku. KOB performs in the Bunraku puppetry style which originated in Japan. Ongoing, Free.
- The Amplifier, Mexico & Japan – Pinatas, sugar skulls, hagoita paddles, origAMy. Ongoing, Free.
- Julie Drzewiecili – Face painting
- Housing Authority – Coutry Display tables including: Mexican, El Salvador, Guatemala, Bosnia, Albania, Vietnamese, CAMbodian, and Laos.
- Hooks Entertainment, US – Inflatable Games
- The Bosnian Club, Bosnia and Herzeguvinia – cultural display & Bosnian club activities
- Taib Golubovic, Bosnia – Barbequed Sheep
- Coco Bongos, Cuba – Virgin tropical drinks in unique glasses.
- Asian American Club, Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer – cuisine
- Angela Kuprion, US – Portraiture demonstration study of Mr. Alija Muratovic. and conducting a discussion on the elements of painting and display of the artists work. Ongoing, Free.
- Suzanne Renfrow – Wood fired pottery
- Sananikone Family, Laos– eggrolls
- Cavca’s, Bosnian – Cevapy
- Los Hermanos, El Salvadorian, Mexican – Horchata, El Salvadorian TAMales, Mexican Taquitas
- St. Mary Magdalene, Southern US – 9 time ChAMpionship winners of the Owensboro BBQ Festival.
- INTO Edventures – Foreign exchange students display/information.
- Congregation of Beth Sar Shalom, Jewish – Traditional “Sakkah” or booth for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot (booths or Tabernacles). September 21 is the first day of “Sukkot”.
- Interfaith Council – Pictures of local faith diversity and a display of symbols from faiths.
- Spirit of Hope, Lutheran, German, African – Global Lutheran Theme – starting in Germany to Africa to Bowling Green. Free balloons.
- WKU Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies Dept., French, German, Spanish – Flags, artifacts and music. Writing names in French, German in Spanish.
- WKU International Club – Bookmark making. Cultural Displays.
- WKU Returned Peace Corp – Display/Information
- WKU Office of International Relations – Cartoons from around the world. Storytelling. Ongoing, Free.
- Girls Scouts – Norway children’s crafts/games. Norwegian cookies or other food. To earn money for a trip to Switzerland. Poster with photos of the GS World Center in Switzerland that they plan to visit.
- Carrissa Creek – Hand painted silk eye pillows filled with different herbs and flax. Also other neck rolls and herbal helpers.
- Mark Griffin – A photography exhibit featuring his trip to Europe.
- Stacey Irwin – A photography exhibit featuring her travels through Asia.
- Taj Palace – Indian Cuisine
- Au Shaolin’s Arts & Kung Fu Academy – China, Display and demonstrations on traditional Chinese Kung Fu.
- Scott-Ellis School of Irish Dance – Ireland, Display of Irish culture. Irish Social Dancing workshops.
- Bury The Hatchett Intertribal Council – Native American merchandise and dancing.
- Plano Baptist Church, Brazil – The missionary they have a partnership with in Brazil will be present with cultural items and signing names in Portugese. The Evangelism Missionary TeAM (EMT) will be creating animal balloons and passing out free cold water.
- WKU Taiwanese Student Association – Showcasing Taiwanese culture and delicacies.
- WKU Students Ireland Cultural Display
- WKU Indonesian Club
- WKU Turkish Club
- WKU Indian Club