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2012 Helper Arts and Music Festival will offer more activities for young people

The 18th Annual Helper Arts and Music Festival is emphasizing activities for young people throughout the summer.

A call for entries in the youth art exhibit and competition has already gone out and entries are being accepted at the Helper Library through Aug. 10. Flat work should be framed and ready to be hung, while sculptures and similar pieces should be ready to be shown on tables. Those who enter must include name, address, phone number, school, and grade attached to each work of art.

For more information on the exhibit and competition, contact Bernice Robertson at or 435-472-1745.

Meanwhile, guest artists of different disciplines will share their love of art with youth ages six through 18 during a summer arts program. The summer series will take place in the Helper Parkway Pavilion, with successful artists working in media such as painting, sclupture, ceramics and threatre.

These artists will share their secrets to making great art.

During the summer series young people will also lear to make glazed ceramic train tiles to be included in the "Helper Train Mosaic," a permanent insallation at the Western Mining and Railroad Museum's new courtyard. Artists include Ban and Mel Steele, Katie Iverson, David Dornan, Marilou Kundmueller, Kathleen Royster and others.

Registration information session with an art activity will be June 13 at the Parkway Pavilion. Another registration session will be June 20 at the library. Art sessions will begin on July 7 and end Aug. 8.

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