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Fairfield First Fridays event celebrates ‘Blues and BBQ’

Aug 02, 2017

The August Fairfield First Fridays event, “Blues and BBQ,” will be 6-10 p.m. Friday in Central Park.

Come hang out in Central Park to celebrate the warm weather, the community and to enjoy the beautiful summer season.

Blue Cat Alley will play live music from 6-9:30 p.m. in the Central Park Ron Prill Bandstand. Blue Cat Alley is a soulful blend of blues, rock, jazz and country. Each singer is showcased in their own style with backups throughout. Instruments include two guitars, bass, keyboards, drums and percussion. The band took shape a few years in the fertile music scene of the artist community of Fairfield and is constantly evolving with new talent and songwriting. Blue Cat Alley plays original and some covers that are danceable and “recognizably familiar.”

Food and food vendors, many local artists, local businesses, nonprofits and a few new additions are expected.

Jefferson County Health Center, a primary sponsor of this month’s event, will be set up with health information, a healthy Apple Slaw, sugar-free lemonade and iced tea, while supplies last. Stop by, grab some information and a treat, don’t forget to thank them for their continued community support.

A section of the square will be set up with lawn games for some friendly competition with family and friends.

Many businesses, restaurants, galleries and venues on and around the square are set to be open, with a few are listed below:

• Americus Gallery — Christopher Kufner’s original oil paintings featuring Italian/French landscapes, figurative works and large-format photography on archival paper of the Tuscan countryside, original oil paintings by Kim Kufner, new watercolor and ink paintings by Genevra Bell, original pastel farm landscapes by Gordon Kellenberger, art glass vases by David Lotton, leaping koi sculptures by Dale Divoky, and diochroic glass jewelry by Pedro Lujano.

• Art FiftyTwo — Jim Shrosbree “Works on Paper.”

• Crest Jewel — Fairfield jewelry artists’ examples of gemstone rings and necklaces, and Richard Trice’s “Surrealistic Images Inspired by Nature,” Terrence Kennedy’s mixed media “Art and Portraiture,” and David Kupferman’s “Abstracts” on paper and canvas.

• Fairfield Art Association — “To Iowa With Love” by Julie Brokken in the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Main Gallery. Bidding begins on the “See the Music — Tune Into Our Vibe” creations.

• Henderson’s Gallery & Framing — works by various artists in the main gallery.

• ICON Gallery —

“Prototypes: The Creative Work of Allen Cobb,” kinetic, interactive, and sound sculptures,videos and colored prints.

• Morning Star Studio — Auction of the Zimmerman collection as a facade renovation fundraiser.

• Revelations — Jennifer Blair and John Schirmer with paintings, and Peter Clemens with yantras.

To volunteer at a Fairfield First Fridays event, call Marla Brader at 641-233-8883 or email fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com.

Information about the Fairfield First Friday event is available at the website www.fairfieldfirstfridays.org.

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