The following was provided on behalf of Musketaquid Arts and Environment.
Mark your calendars! Musketaquid Arts & Environment has announced the date for this year’s 23rd annual Musketaquid Earth Day, to be held on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., starting with the River Ceremony down by the Concord River and followed by the giant festive parade that winds its way from the river to the grounds of Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, where partipants can enjoy an abundance of art, entertainment, gastronomic delights, and for good measure, environmental awareness opportunities!
This year’s theme — EDGES: Where Habitats Meet, Where Habits Meet — will serve as inspiration for all Musketaquid events leading up to and including Concord’s unique Earth Day celebration. The town of Concord has been at the forefront of producing some very “edgy” environmental protection legislation. Given that, the 2013 Musketaquid theme cannot be more timely.
Setting the tone for this year, Musketaquid announces its first ever annual T-Shirt Design Contest.
T-Shirt design contestants can hail from anywhere on the planet and need not be professional artists or designers. Truck drivers, professors, wait staff, rollerbladers, grandmothers or first-graders -- everyone is welcome to enter the contest. Design submissions due on Monday, March 11, with the winner announced on Tuesday, April 2.
Submissions will be juried by the following Concord-based panel: Sandy Cassella (branch manager, Middlesex Savings Bank), Tally Forbes (independent artist, formerly with Earthwatch Institute), Zoe Gregoric (graduating student, Concord-Carlisle High School), Delia Kaye (director, Concord Division of Natural Resources), John Netzer (general manager, Concord Bookshop), Max Payne (resident artist, Emerson Umbrella), and Jerry Wedge (executive director, Emerson Umbrella).
Prospective contestants need not be shy about how to best express their visual interpretation of this year’s theme: EDGES: Where Habitats Meet, Where Habits Meet. The winner and runners ups will have their work included in the Musketaquid Earth Month Exhibit (which runs from April 13 through May 5). They will also be fêted and awarded prizes, including a cash prize for the winner, on Sunday April 21 during the Earth Month artists reception.
The winning design will be emblazoned on the front of this year’s Earth Day T-Shirt, which will be available for purchase on Musketaquid Earth Day. All designers will be given full credit on any materials generated using their designs. All proceeds from the T-Shirt sales will help support programs developed by Musketaquid Arts & Environment for the general public.
Information regarding T-Shirt design requirements are available online at www.emersonumbrella.org/musketaquid or by contacting Nancy Lippe, Musketaquid Arts & Environment Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-371-0828, x213.
Reminder: original art work for the contest must be received no later than March 11.