Art in the Community

You are viewing the art created by youth participating in the Boys and Girls Club of Harford County. This evening an art exhibit and contest was held in the Havre de Grace club.
Bugs were on the mind of the group who collaborated on this fun "Buggy" diorama.
This Puffy Dragon was too fun loving to be spewing fire. Puffy looks more like a relaxed puppy waiting to be patted. Collage papers, bright colors and a fun relaxed pose made this a favorite of the viewers. Children from elementary to high school age participate in the Boys and Girls Club. These display boards show off some of their best art pieces using a variety of mediums. The new county director, mayor and other invited guests viewed the art and decided the winners. Interestingly, the artists were not present to receive recognition. This is the Havre de Grace art room that also serves as a place for tutoring. This club no longer has an art director, which is very unfortunate. There are no funds to hire someone.
Our second art community is the Towson Arts Collective in Towson, MD. The theme of this exhibit was Places I Have Traveled. There seemed to be a broad consensus on what constitutes travel.
More than half of the exhibit was photography, a few pieces of sculpture, concluding with paintings done in oil, acrylic and watercolor.
I entered Asian Parasols as shown here. The Asian theme, intense color palette and red frame made it difficult to ignore!
Besides viewing the art exhibit, there was a buffet of finger foods. Some absolutely divine hummus and pita bread, pinwheel sandwiches and tiny pastries were quickly consumed, but not as fast as the three boxes filled with hot pizza.
Our Arty Weekend was diverse, art created by young students and art created by adults who like to think they are young.
The following day was another "artful excursion." A trip to the Baltimore Museum of Art to hear a lecture on the politics of beads and hands on beading.

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