Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Public invited to receptions for Community Art Class participants

Half the fun of creating art is in the recognition and pride that comes from showing the art to others. That’s why AmadorArts is hosting receptions to celebrate the weeks of creativity participants recently spent learning various art forms, including painting, mixed media collage, drawing, dance movement, creative writing, scratchboard, and doodle art.

The first reception will be held on Saturday, May 20, 1-3 pm at the Upcountry Community Center in Pine Grove at 19386 Highway 88.  The exhibit will include  watercolors, mixed media collage, and creative writing samples.

Another reception will be Friday, May 26, 4-6 pm at the Lake Camanche Community Center at 4240 Camanche Parkway N., in Ione. The exhibit here will include drawings, doodle art, and mixed media.

At both receptions, which are free and open to the public, there will be complimentary refreshments, including locally made cupcakes, and live music by Jake Guidi. Expect to see examples of the work produced, meet participants and their families and some of the local professional art teachers.

Begun this past December and continuing through April, the well-attended daytime classes were held in Ione, Camanche, Pine Grove and Jackson. Teachers were Julie Trail, Judy Day, Christie Lane, Cynthia Dunn-Selph, Meghan O’Keefe, Donna Bohlin, and Linda French.  Administered by AmadorArts, the classes were affordably priced at $5 per session, with the majority of funding coming from a Local Impact Grant from the California Arts Council, a state agency, in order to improve access to the arts for underserved populations in outlying areas.
Many satisfying hours were spent learning and doing art.
Example of a whimsical three-dimensional collage created by one student.

Supplies were ample, only the imagination turned them into art.

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