September 27, 2003 at Fountain Square Park

Theme: Celebrations

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), Suzanne Renfrow (Art Show & 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

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.

Included Receptions:

  • 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


Special thanks to our
Site Manager Linda Rowland,
Site Coordinator Jim Maroney
Stage Manager Luis Llontop
and emcees: Luis Llontop, India Hooks, Martha Madison, Armin Hasanagic

2003 Performers

African Culture University Drum and Dance Ensemble • Aimon String Quartet • Au Shaolin Kung Fu Academy • The Asian American Club • The Bavarians • Ann Gonzalez • Armin Hasanagic • Bowling Green Foreign Language Club • Bristow Select Chorus • Colin Grant Adams • Christian Urrea Bibiana • Coqui • The Deen Collier Trio • Donald Aviles • The Guitar Academy of Bowling Green • Japanese Dancers • Lost River • The Lotus Dancers • The Madricals • Mystic Meditations • Scott-Ellis Irish School of Dance • Small World Singers • Warren Central Asian American Club • Willie Crespo y Salsarengue

Celebrations Stage – Emcee: Luis Llontop

  • 11:00-12:00 Aimon String Quartet – From Ulm Germany.
  • 12:15-1:15 Mystic Meditations – Reggae.
  • 1:30-2:30 Willie Crespo y Salsarengue – Caribbean music/Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata.
  • 2:45-4:30 The Bavarians – Polka.
  • 4:45-6:15 Mystic Meditations – Reggae.
  • 6:30-8:00 Willie Crespo y Salsarengue – Caribbean music/Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata.
    Heritage Stage – Emcee: India Hooks
    11:00-12:00 Armin Hasanagic – Bosnian.
  • 12:05-1:05 Scott-Ellis Irish School of Dance – Irish Stepdancing.
  • 1:15-1:45 Warren Central High Madrigal Choir – A collection of acappella madrigals and motets reflective of the Renaissance period.
  • 2:00-3:15 Ann Gonzalez – Latin Jazz.
  • 3:30-4:45 Colin Grant-Adams – Scottish folk and originals.
  • 5:00-6:30 Coqui – Peruvian traditional and Latin pop.
  • 6:45-8:00 Lost River – Traditional Celtic & Folk..
  • World Dance Stage – Martha Madison
    11:00-12:00 African Culture University Drum and Dance Ensemble – Dance/Musical theatre depicting African childhood rites of passage “Crossroads to Destiny part I”.
  • 12:15-12:45 – Tom Pardue’s East-West Kung Fu Academy – Lion Dance and demonstrations with a wide range of weaponry performed by children and adults of all ages and various belts. The Academy have a special performance at the Barnes & Noble Bookfair festival fundraiser.
  • 1:00-1:30 – The Lotus Dancers – Arabic/Folkloric Dance/ Belly Dancing. The group will also be performing and teaching Belly Dancing at the Roll Around the World festival fundraiser.
  • 1:45-2:45 African Culture University Drum and Dance Ensemble – Dance/Musical theatre depicting African early adulthood rites of passage “Crossroads to Destiny part II”.
  • 3:00-3:30 Irish Dance Workshop – Scott Ellis School of Irish Dance audience participation workshop
  • 3:45-4:30 – Japanese Dancers – Bon Odori Dance.
  • 4:45-5:30 – Warren Central High School Asian American Club Fashion Show
  • 5:45-6:15 Bowling Green High School Foreign Language Club Fashion Show
  • 6:30-6:45 Drum Circle with Host Deen Collier
  • 7:00-8:00 African Culture University Drum and Dance Ensemble – Dance/Musical theatre depicting African latter adulthood rites of passage “Crossroads to Destiny part III”.
  • BG International Center Community/Student Stage- Emcee Armin Hasanagic
    11-11:20 The Laughing River – Alvaton Elementary – Music drama about the tribes of Africa.
  • 11:30-11:45 Regional Resource Center of Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Skits and songs in sign language
  • 11:50-12:20 The Laughing River – Alvaton Elementary – Music drama about the tribes of Africa.
  • 12:25-12:55 Christian Urrea & Bibiana Latin American Duo – Songs in Spanish.
  • 1:05-1:50 Small World Singers
  • 2:00-2:30 Christian Urrea & Bibiana Latin American Duo – Songs in Spanish.
  • 2:40-3:00 Bristow Select Chorus – Songs from various cultures including patriotic songs.
  • 3:10-3:55 Donald Aviles
  • 4:05-5:20 Deen Collier Trio – Instrumental jazz, funk, world beat.
  • 5:30-6:00 Step Dance Team
    6:10-6:55 Donald Aviles
  • 7:05-8:00

In The Park Performances – These performances are repeated at various times throughout the day among the vendor’s booths.

  • David Owens – 19th Century hymns played on an antique melodeon
  • Tom Pardue’s East-West Kung Fu Academy – Kung Fu Exhibitions/demonstrations
  • Sons of Thunder – Drum and pipe ensemble featuring Skip Cleavinger.
  • High Cross Society – Martial Arts Demonstrations.
  • Society For Creative Anachronism – Bellydancers, Sword Fighting and other Medieval age demonstrations and displays

Children’s Edu-tainment Videos & Guitar Academy Peformance- located in Fountain Square Church Theatre

  • 11:00 Vietnamese Americans
  • 11:30 African Americans
  • 12:00 Mexican Americans
  • 12:30 Irish Americans
  • 1:00 Jewish Americans
  • 1:30 Japanese Americans
  • 2:00 Chinese Americans
  • 3:00-4:00 The Guitar Academy
  • 4:30 Vietnamese Americans
  • 5:00 African Americans
  • 5:30 Mexican Americans
  • 6:00 Irish Americans
  • 6:30 Jewish Americans
  • 7:00 Japanese Americans
  • 7:30 Chinese Americans

Storytime Around The World – In Fountain Square Church fellowship hall. Thanks to room coordinators Emily Suiter, Tonya Taylor, Tristan Slen and Ashley Spencer.

  • 11:00 Pam Petty – India
  • 11:30 Benedicte Bossut – France
  • 12:00 Patrick and Manuela Pegues – Austria
  • 12:30 Tristan Slen – Brazil
  • 1:00 Nancy Baird – Nigeria
  • 1:30 Susann Davis – Mexico
  • 2:00 Krystal Verschage – USA (African-American)
  • 2:30 Sanela Golic / Irma Handzic – Bosnia
  • 3:00 Tonya Taylor – Italy
  • 3:30 Todd Ullrich – Switzerland
  • 4:00 Yating Chang – China
  • 4:30 Lynwood Montell – USA (Kentucky)
  • 5:00 Jack Montgomery – Scotland
  • 5:30 Angela Sales – undecided

Department of Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies Film Festival- At the State Street Presbyterian Church in the fellowship hall

  • 11am RATAS, RATONES, RATEROS [Rodents] – (Ecuador 1999) 107 minutes. Subtitled. Directed by Sebastián Cordero. RATING: Adult Situations, Violence USC-educated Ecuadorean director Sebastian Cordero debuts with this gritty urban drama set in the impoverished edge of Quito. Salvado (Marco Bustos) along with his buddy Marlon (Fabricio Lalama), entertains himself with petty crimes such as stealing hubcaps. Salvado is a virginal teenager who lives with his widower father and his senile grandmother and is attracted to Carolina (Irina Lopez), the beautiful daughter of a rich family. Things change radically for Salvado with the arrival of Angel (Carlos Valencia), his cousin who is also a hardened criminal on the run from some loan sharks Hit men eventually track Angel down, and the two are nearly killed. They flee to Carolina’s bedroom while she is away attending a graduation ceremony. The violence soon follows. This film was screened at the 1999 Venice Film Festival and at the 2000 Latin American Film Festival where was awarded as Best Film. — Jonathan Crow.
  • 1:00 & 5:00pm (runtime 55 minutes) Light, Butterfly, A Clear Case, Knife and Fork Only, The Belly Dancer, Fairy Tale and Winston – Kentucky premiere of seven short films from the Academy for Film and Television “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany. This entertaining and light-hearted program will please viewers of all ages, and presents a rare opportunity to see the tremendous talent showcased by graduates of one of Germany’s top film schools. Some films are computer-animated, others utilize clay figure animation, and some rely on traditional film techniques. The themes of the films vary, though a number focus on intercultural communication and the importance of tolerance, varying in length from 3 to 12 minutes. More than half the films have never before been shown on the North American continent. Because some films that rely on language for communication have been subtitled, the program is more suitable for children who are old enough to read. For more information, contact Laura McGee at 745-6408.

Dignitary: Bowling Green City Government • Warren County Government • Spencer’s Coffeehouse • Budweiser • Insight Communications

Ambassador: Greenwood Skate Center • The Bowling Green International Center • The Amplifier • D93 • WKCT • WUHU 107.1 • WBGN • WBVR FM • Hook Entertainment

Diplomat: Sumitumo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. • Kentucky Info Web, Inc.

Humanitarian • Georgia Pacific • Rainbow Design • Nasco • Western Kentucky University

Delegate: Fairview Midtown Self Storage • Travelodge • Gasper River Retreat • General Motors Corvette Assembly Plant • Franklin Precision Industries, Inc. • English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley • Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau • TWN Fasteners, Inc. • Bando Manufactoring of America, Inc. • Scott Waste Management • English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley • US Bank

Trustee: Integra Bank • Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce • Brickyard Cafe • DESA International • Western Kentucky Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Inc. • Trace Diecast • • SCA Hygiene Products • Charles M. Moore Insurance • Quality Personnel • Browning Oil Company • Weyerhauser • Fine Signs • WAKY Signs • Sandies Custom Signs • Robin’s Designs

Special Thanks To: The Bowling Green International Festival, Inc. Board of Directors • Ken Meredith • JB Distributors, Inc. • Mike Pope • Suzanne Deputy • Suzanne Renfrow • Jean Arnold • Susan Morris • Ronnie Jaggers • Valerie Mattingly • Luis Llontop • Debbie Proctor • Katelyn Mason • Ben Arnold • Matthew Mason • Toby’s • Hooks Entertainment • Kelly Thompson, Jr. • Sam Wilkey, Chiropractor • Sims Realty • Barnes & Noble • Wasabi • Cumberland Grill • Bobbi J. Rice • Taj Palace • Kyoto Steakhouse • Puerta Vallarta • Brickyard Cafe • East-West Kung Fu Academy • The Lotus Dancers • Gwen Downs • Linda Rowland • Martha Deputy • India Hooks • Karl Miller • Joe Jackson • Mark Bitterling • Larry Caillouet • Ersa Austin • David Yax • Robin Borczon • Mike Buchanon • Alan Palmer • Roy Brasfield • The Daily News • The College Heights Herald • Armin Hasanagic • Martha Madison • Neal Turner Realty • BB&T Bank • Sgt. David Page & BG City Police • Mike Wilson & BG Landscape Division • Laura McGee and WKU Dept. of Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies

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