Murals Presented to Sunrise
For months, Members at the La Conner Boys & Girls Club worked hard to design and paint artistic masterpieces, as a part of the Museum of Northwest Art’s Outreach Program (MoNA), led by Outreach Director, Christine Wardenburg-Skinner. In addition to regular field trips to MoNA to view works of renowned artists, Club Members were taught how to examine art, various methods of creating art, made individual portfolios to store their art, and most notably, painted murals.
The murals began as simple drawings by each Club Member that represented the seasons. With Christine’s guidance, Members then voted on their favorite drawings, and modeled these designs to create larger, painted pieces.
On Tuesday, January 7th, the murals were presented to the Sunrise Food Bank in La Conner by Christine, and La Conner Boys & Girls Club Director, Kendrick Davis-Pittmon. Skagit Valley Neighbors in Need and Sunrise Food Bank Director Gil Gillmor described the finished murals as “totally awesome,” and “over the top cool.”
Though this marks the end of the Mural Project, sessions with the MoNA Fine Arts Program will continue at the La Conner Club. Upcoming sessions will be focused on having Club Members participate in “intergenerational art activities” with residents of the La Conner Retirement Inn.
To learn more about the MoNA Fine-Arts Program, contact La Conner Club Director, Kendrick Davis-Pittmon at (360) 419-3723 x23 or email email@example.com.
Check out the Skagit Valley Herald article about the mural presentation here.