True to the mission of the newly-formed Blue River Arts Council, the first complete year of programming will provide art, entertainment and inclusive cultural events for Crete throughout the year. Funds raised will help renovate and reopen the Isis Theatre and fund future arts and entertainment events.
For our Birds of a Feather event, 20 local artists were chosen to decorate 36” cardinal sculptures. These decorated works toured the community and were displayed at various locations in conjunction with city events and activities, culminating in a community celebration and the auction of the permanent artistic sculptures.
The cardinal was chosen as a symbol of vitality for our community and as the icon that truly brings us all together. The birds were decorated in ways that celebrate the cultural and business diversity of Crete while confirming that birds of a feather flock together.
Wing Ding Update! The Wing Ding was a great success — thank you to everyone in the community who came out to see the birds, enjoy the food and music, and brave the weather!
Stay tuned for an updated list to show where the birds all landed for their final homes!
In the news:
Kearney Hub, Aug. 3, 2019: Gibbon sculptures anchor fundraisers in SE Nebraska
DoaneLine, Aug. 21, 2019: Doane University supports Birds of a Feather project
Crete News, Sept. 17, 2019: Birds of a Feather to be auctioned at Wing Ding