Pickle Festival

2018

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20 — The Messenger Wednesday, April 25, 2018 W hile indulging in a variety of pickle goodies and playing various pickle games at this year's Pickle Festival, you might also want to stop by Artisan Village and take a piece of art home with you. The Artisan Village will be open April 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Center Street out- doors under a big tent. It will be clearly marked with signs. This will be the third year of the Artisan Village, said Larry Lean, coordinator and University of Mount Olive professor of art and artist in residence. "Artisan Village was a concept that originat- ed with the president of the college," Lean said. "He had seen it at another university he was at, where artisans came and showed their work. "We wanted to have a fine arts village instead of just crafts — multimedia works, watercolors and other fine arts." Participating in the Artisan Village will be potters, jewelry makers, multimedia artists, wood carvers and more. Most are from Mount Olive and Goldsboro and some are from out of town. A pot- ter will have a potter's wheel to demonstrate the art. "We invited university alumni to come and show their works and also students from the university's art department," Lean said. The Goldsboro Photography Club will return to the Artisan Village again this year, as will other local photogra- phers. "It's very interesting what we see at the Artisan Village each year," Lean said. "It changes each year." All of the works will be for sale. Lean said while visitors are at the Artisan Village, they can ask questions of the artists, like how they create, what they create and why they create and any other questions they may have. "People can come and look and buy," Lean said. "The vendors will be with their works." He said the Artisan Village has drawn big crowds in the past two years. It's for both children and adults. There is no charge to browse through the Artisan Village, just to purchase an item. For more information about the Artisan Village, call Lean at 919- 658-7181. DILL-IGHTFUL ARTS AND CRAFTS The Artisan Village at the N.C. Pickle Festival will give festival-goers a chance to bring a piece of art home. Story by Becky Barclay Artists offer a glimpse at their craft during the 2017 N.C. Pickle Festival.

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