A global, multidisciplinary arts event inspired by the Bloch - a 17-foot tree trunk from Switzerland - is coming to Rugby on Monday, July 28.
The Prairie Village Museum in Rugby is hosting a Bloch Party to give area artists and musicians the opportunity to interact with the Bloch and Swiss artists on hand for the occasion. The party will start around 10 a.m. when Dean Hagen and his blacksmithing apprentices start to work on 17-piece turtle and metal ring to be placed on the top cut end of Bloch, according to a press release. The party will continue throughout the day, culminating in a free concert at 7:15 p.m. by nationally acclaimed folk singer Chuck Suchy of Mandan.
Admission to the museum will be free throughout the day. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Friends of Prairie Village Museum will be selling pub burgers, hot dogs, chips, baked beans, pop and water from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m., and chocolate chip cookies and coffee in the afternoon.
In 2013 the Bloch toured China, Taiwan and Singapore. At the Shanghai Biennale, members of the Kun Opera performed with the Bloch as a backdrop.
For more information and a complete Rugby Bloch Party schedule, visit the museum website at (prairievillagemuseum.com). For more information on the Bloch project, visit (bloch23781.com).