|Rooster Hall of Fame New Addition to This Year’s Chicken & Egg Festival|
The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival is a two-day outdoor festival with food vendors, live entertainment, educational exhibits, children’s activities, arts and crafts fair, and much more. Held in Moulton, the 2011 event will be held April 9-10.
Be the first artist listed in the Rooster Hall of Fame! Send us your best version of a rooster, chicken or egg. The criteria are available at www.Alabamachickenandeggfestival.com for the upcoming juried art exhibition sponsored by the Lawrence County Arts Council. Artists renting vendor space at the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival will not be part of the juried exhibition, but will be judged in a separate open competition. Vendors will not use the same guidelines as the juried artists. Alabamachickenandeggfestival.com has a listing for arts and crafts under the vendor tab. We expect this to be great fun and need your support to make it successful. All art will be exhibited during March and April. In the event space is filled in the gallery, a secondary site like the Moulton City Hall will be used. All art will be moved to the main stage at the county coliseum building for exhibition during the festival. Approximately 15,000 people attend the festival each year.
In celebration of Earth Month in April, Wild South is teaming with Moulton Middle School to develop an environmental art exhibit that will be on display. Students attending Moulton Middle School are invited to submit one poster using markers, crayons, pens, paint or colored pencils with a focus on "TREES."
"Wild South’s goal is to raise awareness about Earth Month and what people can do to live cleaner and greener with less damaging impact on our planet," said Wild South’s Educational Coordinator Janice Barrett. "In Lawrence County, we are extremely fortunate to claim the Bankhead National Forest as our backyard. The Bankhead as a recreational and environmental resource will also be a subject these young artists can use for inspiration.
The new environmental poster exhibit is sponsored by International Paper (IP) located in Courtland. IP is also donating the recycled paper for students to use in creating their artwork.
All posters will be on display in the Coliseum. The names of each student submitting a poster will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win $50. The teacher of the winning student will also win $50.
The Southern Folklife Artists area will introduce attendees, especially children, to a diversity of folk skills from basket weaving to quilting. The demonstrations at this year’s AC&EF will show how products were once made in the absence of today’s technology.
The Southern Folk Life Art exhibits have been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment of the Arts. Partnering with the festival to help make this area available is the Alabama Folklife Association.
Admission to the festival is only $3 for adults and five and under are free. The price of admission includes the great entertainment and concerts on three stages. There is no additional charge for the concerts. For updated activities and entertainment, visit www.AlabamaChickenandEggFestival.com.