Summer Festival of Arts Slated for IONA

Arts & Entertainment

The Summer Festival of Artists and Authors at IONA: Art Sanctuary is scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 4 at 5 p.m. The festival will continue through Thursday, June 6. All events are free and open to the public, and parking is available on-site. Refreshments are served after each program. 

An exhibit by artist Pippa Browne will be available June 4–6, from 5 to 7 p.m., and June 7–8, from 1 to 3 p.m. Browne will present her work at 5 p.m., June 4. Ed Carlos will introduce Tyler Stallings, the  Orange Coast College’s Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion Director. Stallings will speak on his work in the arts. Other readings include David Buck, Naomi Buck Pilagi, and David Baker with poetry. Jack Chambers will conclude the evening with songs from his new disk of songs.

On Wednesday, June 5, readers include Bruce Manuel, Brett Scheffers and Brooks Egerton. 

Thursday, June 6, will conclude the festival, beginning with Lynn Cimino-Hurt: poetry, and Bennett Bridgers Carlos and Adam Randolph with poetry and music.

On display will be a large new constellation art work in progress by Aaron and Ed Carlos in the IONA: Art Sanctuary field, titled “The Celestial Sky – Messiah.”

IONA: Art Sanctuary, founded by artist Ed Carlos, exists to offer a place for writers and artists to share their creative work with each other and the community, and our emphasis is the source: creativity and spirituality. IONA is located at 630 Garnertown Rd., Sewanee.