Arts Of The Inland
Members Are Busy!
Local artist Douglas Patterson will teach 6-8 year old children at the Joseph H. Messina Children’s Center, Fort Myers how to paint a picture on June 25th. Mr. Patterson will also be judging the Center’s art show on August 12th. In addition, Patterson is one of 150 volunteers to paint outside murals on the walls at the Child Care of Southwest Florida. On July 17th, artist Patterson will have an art lesson and comedy show for children at the Learning Village Preschool at Faith Lutheran Church in Lehigh.
Mr. Patterson has also submitted a play for the Second Annual Clarence “Bud” Jones Playwriting Competition held by the Firehouse Community Theatre of LaBelle. The competition welcomes full-length, previously unpublished plays, written by authors with a Southwest Florida connection.
The Barron Library, 461 N. Main Street, LaBelle, is featuring AOI artist Donna Thewlis. Donna is an award-winning artist using powdered mineral fired on porcelain. Her artwork currently hanging at the Barron Library includes her piece entitled, “Peek-a-boo,” which won Honorable Mention at the Inspirations Art Show held April 6th in Lehigh. The judge’s comments were: “Masterfully rendered, soft portrait, high key handling of unusual medium, porcelain ground featured (not hidden).” Ms. Thewlis’ work will remain at the library for viewing until July 25th.
Arts of the Inland is a 501(c)3 nonprofit umbrella arts organization. For further information and/or membership application go to: www.artsoftheinland.com or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 239-303-5849.