Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Bright Creativity On A Dull Winter Afternoon

By Luke T. Bush


Outside gray clouds rule with a dismal rain.  Inside various colors are applied to tiles,.  changing patterns and hues.

This afternoon Community Art Group Coordinator Audra Green is showing how to create art with small square white tiles.  Each participant expresses individuality by selecting different paint colors and how they are applied.

Folding tables form a large rectangular seating area.  Sometimes Audra gets up from her seat to provide more supplies from the large rolling cabinet nearby.  The cabinet is a familiar sight from the days when the group used to meet at the ROTA Studio and Art Gallery.  Each large sliding shelf has an array of materials, paint: pens, colored markers, whatever is needed.

Community Art Group Coordinator Audra Green
creates along with the other participants.

Years later the group is still going strong but it now meets on the Plattsburgh Public Library second floor, 2 PM on Thursday.  The Community Art Group is one of the public outreach programs under the auspices of NAMI-CV, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Champlain Valley.

Popular projects in the past include wood burning, collages, even decorating wine bottles.  All skill levels are welcome.  Audra explains the group is for relaxation, just getting together and creating.

The Community Art Group Facebook page provides more info about the program or you can contact Audra at  NAMI-CV sponsors other programs during the week like creative writing and board games.  More info at its Facebook page .

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