Friday, May 29, 2009

June 2009 Happenings at the Middletown Arts Center

Summer 2009 Happenings at the Middletown Arts Center

The Middletown Arts Center is starting the summer off with a full schedule of activities and events. Currently - until June 15 - artist Kevin Macpherson's "Reflections on a Pond" exhibit is on display at the Center. June 26-July 25, the Arts Center will hold its 52nd Annual Student Show.

If you would like to have your own artwork critiqued by a professional, bring one or two pieces in on Friday, June 5 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Todd Butts will be on hand to offer his professional critique and light refreshments will be served.

Rain or Shine, this year's annual Garden Tour will take place on June 27 and 28. Visit five beautiful neighborhood gardens and the Arts Center Courtyard. Tickets are $7.00 each and can be purchased at a variety of locations including the Arts Center, Kathryn's Home Accents, Flowers by Roger, and Bern's Landscaping. Tickets can also be purchase at the garden sites on the days of the tour.

During the weekend of the Garden Tour, the Arts Center will also hold a number of workshops. Workshops are $30-50 and you may call the Arts Center at 513-424-2417 to register. They will include:

Pottery Garden Stakes with Jean Ann Bollinger - Glaze pottery garden stakes for your own garden in the colors of your choice! Each attendee will get the opportunity to decorate five garden stakes and the stakes will be fired and picked up at a later date.

Oriental Brush Painting with Jean Vance - Experience the ancient art form of "Sumi-e" and use inks and tools that were used centuries ago. You will be able to complete your own piece to take home for framing!

Flower Arranging with Mary Jo Burns - Learn the art of making gorgeous flower arrangements and create your own arrangement to take home!

Basket-Making with Katherine Lawson - A unique approach to basket-making, this class will allow you to use natural objects such as roots, sticks, seed pods, and more. Weave the baskets using soft sea grass and take home your finished piece!

Other events coming up at the Arts Center include a Watercolor Workshop with Judy Carducci on June 29, 30, and July 1st. "Young Artists" Workshops will be held, starting June 22nd and youth classes will start the week of July 13th. There is something for everyone at the Middletown Arts Center!

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