MT. VERNON — — Local artist Alma Petry helps unload her sculpture at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts on Friday with the help of staff. The sculpture, of a book and created out of paper, is named for a quote from Alice in Wonderland, "for it might end, you know," said Alice to herself, "in my going out altogether, like a candle. I wonder what I should be like then." The sculpture is on display as part of the exhibit, Brave New World: The Art of the Book in the Digital Age. "It's my take on books," Petry said. "Is the book itself important or the information inside? To me, the important thing is the information." Petry said she hopes the sculpture will provoke thought, emotion and conversation. The weather will be allowed to damage the sculpture and it will be burned as part of a sculpture extinguishing on May 30. The art also contains a second Alice quote, "What's the use of a book with thought, pictures and conversation?"
Gold Wing Rally arrives this week
The Gold Wing Road Riders Association Summer Rally will be held from Thursday to Saturday at the Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn.Continued ...
MVTHS debates builder's insurance
MT. VERNON — Mt. Vernon Township High School officials Monday tabled a measure to solicit quotes for builder’s risk insurance until a set of criteria for that coverage could be established.Builder’s risk insurance would provide coverage for the new hContinued ...
City branding consultant returns
MT. VERNON — Three years after completing a branding study for the city, Roger Brooks will return to direct the next steps in the process.“Three years ago when he came to town, we started the branding and promotions of Mt. Vernon,” said City ManagerContinued ...
RLCD appointment ineligible
MT. VERNON — For a second time in less than a month, an appointment to the Rend Lake Conservancy District won’t be finalized due to an ineligibility.“People think they are in the district, and think certain areas are in the district, but they are notContinued ...
MVTHS Board to discuss builders risk insurance
The Mt. Vernon Township High School Board of Education may take action tonight on requesting quotes for builders risk insurance related to the new high school project.Continued ...
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- D-80 hires new teachers
- Big Lots opens
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- Clerk gets electronic billing
- Luechtefeld hosts town hall meeting
- Zoo declared a success
- Dept. probes fires
- National Night Out on Aug. 5
- Four new teachers hired for District 80
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