The process of creating a work of art is in itself mesmerizing. Just watching an artist at work can be both amazing and inspiring. Such an opportunity will take place Saturday in Snider Plaza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cerulean Gallery for Inside Out, in which four artists — artists Lizzie Bailey (mixed media), Robin Hazard (pastel on suede), Amy Thoennes (alcohol ink and fire on glass) and Liana Yarkin (watercolor on paper) — will demonstrate their work to create new works of art.
It’s all a part of a partnership with CitySquare to encourage folks to support a new addition to its Summer Mobile Food Program.
Due to lack of summer activity and social distancing, CitySquare “will be sending along Activity Kits, with the meals delivered to kids in non-traditional sites such as apartment complexes, reaching children whose families face transportation, economic and other barriers to access traditional food programs.”
The hope is two-fold: help kids express their feelings through art, and benefit budding young artists in under-served communities.
To make the kits interesting and useful, the CitySquare team is hoping that folks will attend Inside Out and donate watercolor paints, drawing pads, journals, notebooks, coloring books, activity sheets or books, chalk, small ball and small/outdoor games to provide for their children.
Another project associated with Inside Out is Pen Pals, “designed to foster friendship through creativity.” Guests are asked “to bring notes created by their own children and items like colored paper, stickers, crayons and markers” to foster friendships through creativity. In return, the CitySquare children will “be encouraged to create their own notes to write back.”
According to Cerulean Gallery owner Caroline Kneese, “We are looking forward to providing an unusual experience and opportunity for people to meet and visit with the artist and to help CitySquare gather art supplies for the young people that they serve.”
* Graphic provided by CitySquare