Artz Daze moves indoors because of heat

Artz Daze, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, has been moved inside The Commons, 300 Washington St. in Columbus, due to the weather forecast for temperatures in the low 90s.

Local artist Marilyn Brackney will lead free art activities that were selected to highlight Indiana’s bicentennial celebration.

This hands-on arts creation program is designed for individuals of all ages and presented by the Columbus Area Arts Council in partnership with kidscommons.

Brackney will help adults make what she calls Bisontangles. They actually are Zentangles, a relaxing drawing process that uses repetitive patterns to fill a square. The bison, the state symbol of the 200-year celebration, simply will be a mixed-in inspiration for these patterned squares.

The kidscommons children’s museum, 309 Washington St., partners with the arts council in the effort that is sponsored by WellConnect. The museum will offer a children’s activity of making barn quilts, also in The Commons. Barn quilts consist of paper squares created with a pattern to look like a quilt square.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at bblair@therepublic.com or 812-379-5672.