Wednesday, June 8, 2011

We've been busy!

Can you believe it is June?! Summer is in full bloom and Spectrum ArtWorks artists have been busy! A few months ago the artists were challenged to create large scale works of art and many of them have finished or are very close to completing. A few artists have even started to work on a second large scale piece of art! We are hoping to be able to showcase these large works of art sometime late summer or early fall.

The Sister Kenny 48th Annual International Art Show by Artists with Disabilities took place April 14th and was on display through May. It was a wonderful event and a huge success for the Spectrum ArtWorks Artists! Four of the artists were recognized with awards of honor and encouragement.

Today work was brought home from the Alliance Bank Building in St. Paul. The Spectrum ArtWorks artists had work on display in the skyway. We are hoping not only many of our current fans/supporters were able to visit this display but that we were also able to gain new attention and support from the community.

Spectrum ArtWorks artists have been busy in the studio making art as well as teaching others. The ArtWorks studio opens up to others for a weekly art class and weekly open studio time. The Spectrum ArtWorks artists work to help other members of Spectrum Community Mental Health Lighthouse CSP improve artistic abilities as well as provide opportunity to pursue individual creative endeavors. A six week still-life class has just concluded and this week was the beginning of color theory and painting with acrylics.

Thanks to everyone for checking in on whats new with the Spectrum ArtWorks program! The artists are busily creating new art and we are currently in the process of finding new venues to showcase their wonderful and inspiring work. Please stay tuned for whats next!

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