Little Bloomsbury to announce inaugural Peace Ambassador & Art Scholarship program at 10th Anniversary Art & Music Festival award ceremony & news briefing 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Thursday, April 28, 2016
LOGAN, UTAH – Little Bloomsbury Foundation will detail its inaugural Peace Ambassador and Art Scholarship program during an award ceremony and news briefing at the opening night of the 10th Anniversary Little Bloomsbury Art & Music Festival at 5:00 PM – 6 PM, Thursday, April 28 at 181 N 200 E, Logan – where the teepee is.
Special guests include Justin Powell, Real Life Program Director & Incoming President of Youthlinc, Little Bloomsbury Foundation’s Humanitarian Service Partner, Nathan Shields, President of Kiwanis, and leaders of the following sponsor organizations: Trace Skeen, President of Cache Valley Morning Rotary; Rob Elliott, Manager, Elliott Ergonomics, and Ron Bjorkman, Manager, Michaels.
“Our mission in creating lifetime humanitarians involves transforming a generation of dichotomies into a generation of anxiously engaged service leaders,” said Justin Powell. “The millennials are tempted by an entitlement culture, but they also have the potential to become passionate about working hard and reaching praiseworthy goals,” he added.
Quoting her German friend Renata Paxton from London, Dr. B.C. Sun, Little Bloomsbury’s Founding Executive Director said, “‘The best go-getter is the go-giver.’ That goes for Youthlinc as a humanitarian service organization with an excellent track record in youth and refugees-related services and for the kind of humanitarians we wish to create in Cache Valley with our all-volunteer task force and wholesome activities that are free and open to all ages.”
The Little Bloomsbury Art & Music Festival takes place on the last weekend in April every year. Group and school tours are given fromApril 25 – 27, 2016 with advance booking. Besides the exhibition of original art, magic shows, poetry reading, storytelling, and live music concerts will be held. Artists will make special appearances and refreshments will be provided by Cafe Sabor, Great Harvest Bread, and Lee’s Marketplace. Visit
www.littlebloomsbury.org for the full festival programs.
Traditional and innovative art of over 20 artists aged between 10 – 70 will be on display. Art forms range from oil to digital oil, acrylic, photography, bead embroidery, calcite sculpture, bedazzle paintings, and intensively detailed psycho-realistic drawings by well-known artists, engineers and other hobbyists, as well as art teachers and students. Featured artists include Bill Forman, Holly Conger, Jonathan Hatch, Katherine Brazzeal, Michael Olsen, and Nevaloni Pulotu. Other award winning artists include Brock Simmons, Greg Frehner, James Merrill, Justin White, Joel, Natalia, and Rob Elliott, Moriah Wilson, Payton Hansen, and Stewart Hopkins.
The three-day Art Festival is opened to the public from 10 AM – 8 PM on April 28 – 30 with a different concert every day.
The Festival began as a Bohemian housewarming in the Temple-front historical home of Dr. B. C. Sun, economist, Rotarian, and live radio show host of “La Doctora Sun, La Filósofa China” (10:00 AM Tuesdays, 104.5 FM/Juan FM). The inauguration show took place in 2007 when Dr. Sun relocated from The London School of Economics to become a USU Assistant Professor of Global Business Strategy. The event has evolved into an annual “community-warming” party with the support of over 30 businesses and nonprofits organizations.
Little Bloomsbury Foundation is a peace organization and arts-related institution in one. Its mission is to “promote peace and hope in an uncertain world” with fun, family-friendly events in art, music, storytelling, magic, and youth leadership training. Its goals are to (1) promote appreciation for the arts and humanities in different cultures and (2) stimulate economic self-reliance, healthy living, and enthusiasm for citizen diplomacy.
The Foundation is named after the Bloomsbury Group of London with writer Virginia Woolf, painters Roger Fry and Duncan Grant, psychologist Adrian Stephen, and economist John Maynard Keynes. Bloomsbury is an area in central London, famous for its garden squares, University of London colleges, and institutions such as the British Museum and Senate House Library.