WIUM Local
8:44 pm
Sun August 7, 2005

Art in a Rushville Park

Rushville, IL – Rushville's annual "Arts In The Park" featured the paintings, photographs, and jewelry you might expect to find at such a festival. But there were also some unique attractions. Ramona Cook of Rushville uses pine needles, birch bark, gourds, and other materials to create items such as baskets, purses, and maracas. She says pine needle baskets are an old Native American tradition. Terry Williams of Springfield recycles old garden tools and bicycles to create colorful rain gauges. About 20 artists displayed their works this year. The event was organized by the Schuyler Arts Council. Listen to News Director Rich Egger's feature on "Arts In The Park" by clicking on the audio button above.