Misguided Professors and Art Contest Award Ceremony April 21 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

“The Misguided Professors” will perform at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton, Thursday, April 21, 6 to 8 p.m, during Newton’s Art & Music in the Heart of Newton. The annual Newton event showcases the talents of area musicians and artists performing or exhibiting in businesses and organizations in the downtown area.

The gallery will also host a closing reception for artists David Sloan Welfelt and E. B. Schmidt whose work is currently featured in the mezzanine gallery.

Welfelt, a photographer, says the advent of digital photography opened up a new world to him. “The immediate feedback of shooting nature, landscape and especially close-up images of plants and flowers gave rise to a whole new desire to create works of natural art, ” he said.

Schmidt’s Ukrainian eggs are also featured in the mezzanine gallery. “My love of mathematical designs and Christian faith often influences my artwork,” Schmidt said. Her egg designs range from simple to intricate and include eggs from chickens and a goose, rhea, emu, ostrich and robin.

At 7 p.m., art contest winners of the “Spring into the Arts Festival” will be announced. The art contest is sponsored by the Newton Area Arts Council. Winners will be announced in adult and youth categories.

For more information, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749.