July 7, 2017

SOS 6-23-2017 Fried Crawdaddies

Posted by jana @ 2:01 pm

Steven Russon greets all the attendees, and introduces the band “Fried Crawdaddies.”

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The City has new grass protected from lawn chairs and running children.

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Listeners enjoy the cool breeze, no rain, and great music.

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The band finishes up about 8:30pm.

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If you haven’t been attending the SOS (Summer on the Square)

free music offered every Friday night in June, July and August.

This year there are free 14 concerts.

 

All Text and Images © Jana Russon 6-23-2017


July 1, 2017

SOS 6-30-2017 Aaron Russell Band

Posted by jana @ 8:00 am

Steven Russon welcomes the listeners and announces the “Aaron Russell Band.”

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Chariton Valley Associates sponsors this SOS event as part of the 4th of July Celebration.

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There were over 500 listeners for this Concert.

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When the music began . . . .

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. . . . the dancers were ready.

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Many Families enjoy the free music with their little ones, dancing and in arms.

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Our National Anthem.

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It was a well-liked Concert. Thanks to the Kirksville Arts and Aaron Russell Band.

 

All Text and Images © Jana Russon 6-30-2017


June 3, 2017

SOS 6-2-2017 Blues Slingers

Posted by jana @ 8:00 am

The SOS Kick-Off was a great success. Over 400 people

filled the courthouse yards and lined the sidewalks.

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The Blues Slingers!

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They certainly did inspire the Dancers! Yes. Great Music. Fun Community!

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Families bring their lawn chairs, their blankets, their snacks, and their kids!

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Friends enjoy the music.

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To watch a 1-minute video of this song and this dance, CLICK HERE.

The grown-ups dance to the tunes. I heard these folks are from the

Truman Dance Class.

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But this child will not be out-done!

Dancing is Good! Thanks to the Blues Slingers for a great evening of

music and dance.  Another fabulous Kick-off to Summer On the Square.

For a listing of the Summer Concerts 2017 CLICK HERE.

 

All Text and Images © Jana Russon 6-2-2017


May 18, 2017

MOSI Exhibit Reception, 5-17-2017

Posted by jana @ 8:00 am

As usual, there was very pretty food.

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Walking thru the gallery before the awards, shows the fabulous art

presented in this Exhibit.

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This was a juried show and the awards speak highly of the art.

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All Text & Images © Jana Russon 5-17-2017


May 5, 2017

KCSO, 5-4-2017

Posted by jana @ 8:00 am

Those of us who attended the Kirksville Community String Orchestra

that night were happily delighted.

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What a wonderful show with good variety of tunes.

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More People should take advantage of attending these wonderful free concerts.

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The conductor presents the First Violinist.

 

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Then she is presented with a bouquet of flowers.

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All Text and Images © Jana Russon 5-4-2017


April 24, 2017

Annual Tea, 4-23-2017

Posted by jana @ 8:00 am

As usual, with this fabulous event, it was brilliant!

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People came early to get the chance to see all the tables.

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Linda’s table was yellow.

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Interestingly, this year there were two absolutely different Black and Pink Tables.

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The table below is of the nautical style.

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This is the first year that A Man offered to decorate a table. He chose Truman U

as his theme.

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Alaska had her table.

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The Girl’s Table was beautifully dressed with all the right sets of dishes, a quilted

tablecloth, and dolls and lollypops! Of course, the girls all had their hats on.

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Speaking of Hats; here is a gallery of ladies who attended in hats.

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Also, as usual, The Gentlemen served us.

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During the tasty morsels, the Table Decorators told us of their inspiration for their

tables, about the theme they chose and where they got the dishes they used in

the table arrangement. Fascinating. You should have been there!

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This Gentleman pours tea for The Lady.

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The many who joined us for Tea today gave their attention . . .

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. . .  to the Speaker of one of the Pink and Black Tables.

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The Spokesperson announced the real workers of this Tea.

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Behind the scenes workers:

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The Gentlemen Servers.

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KAA did it again. Another fabulous Tea To Remember 2017.

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All Images and Text © Jana Russon 4-23-2017


April 20, 2017

KATC Exhibit, 4-21-2017

Posted by jana @ 8:08 am

KATC Graphics Program Exhibit, April 20 – May 3, 2017.

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Come in to see this Exhibit.

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Photos of artwork by Jana Russon 4-19-2017


April 5, 2017

Sousa Returns to Kv, 4-4-2017

Posted by jana @ 8:00 am

 

Another wonderful Lunch ‘n Learn Lecture by Dr. Tom Trimborn,

with slides, music, and stories about Sousa, when he was here in Kirksville.

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There is always something to learn from these Lectures.

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As usual, a good turn-out of folks bringing in their own brown bagged lunches.

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In this lecture, a Guest Speaker, Glenn Novinger, told of his experiences.

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Again we thank Dr. Trimborn for his expertise and

willingness to share it with us.

 

All Images and Text © Jana Russon Apr 2017

 


April 4, 2017

Matthew Middle School Exhibit, 4-2017

Posted by jana @ 11:00 am

Here is a brief preview of the artwork produced by Matthew Middle School.

Come by soon to see the whole exhibit.

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All Text and Images of artwork  © Jana Russon


March 23, 2017

Brainstorming, 3-22-2017

Posted by jana @ 8:00 am

On March 22, 2017 an interested collection of persons gathered to Brainstorm

the possibilities of Kirksville Arts Association.

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Michael Gaines, Hannibal Arts Council Executive Director, came over

from Hannibal to discover and develop ideas this Kirksville community

might want.

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Linda Treasure shares her concerns.

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Andrea O’Brian is participating as a quilter who lost some quilts.

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Judy Neuweg, General Director of Kirksville Arts Association, has

kept it ALL together during this ordeal! . . . guiding us thru it.

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Jane Theobold considers the discussion.

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Our votes on the wall mean something.

What direction do most of us want to go?

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Great Ideas abound, and so does the Commitment.

 

All Text and Images © Jana Russon Mar 22, 2017


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