On August 4, we held our 3rd annual Art at the Market, at the Belmont Farmers' Market. It's become a popular activity that kids and parents alike look forward to. Jeanne Mooney and her daughter, Frances, found last year's supplies in their basement (thank goodness!) and, once again, set up everything. The 3 of us are like a well-oiled machine, working together smoothly and enthusiastically. There was a steady stream of children and adults creating artwork for 2 solid hours. It seemed like … [Read more...] about Art at the Market: Kids Love It!
On August 19, we had our second annual Art at the Market activity at the Belmont Farmers' Market. It was a big hit last year and we were looking forward to doing it again. Market organizers put up the tent in the center of the market, so we were visible from all angles. Jeanne Mooney and her daughter, Frances, set up EVERYTHING else: chairs, tables, and supplies. They also brought their own special brand of enthusiasm and joy. Here's a big shout-out of THANKS to each of them! We again … [Read more...] about Art at the Market: Another Fun Day!
September 3 was "Tomato Time" at the Belmont Farmers' Market. As part of our celebration of the tomato harvest, we created an "Art at the Market" tent. Jeanne brought the art supplies, and Heli organized the tent, table, and chairs. We encouraged market shoppers to join us in artful pursuits, offering a variety of paper sizes and mediums: crayons, cray-pas, colored pencils, and markers. Children were immediately drawn into the activity and were impressively focused on their art creations. … [Read more...] about Art at the Market
I've been inspired this year to paint at our farmers' market in Belmont. Interestingly, it was my participation in the current art show at the Belmont Gallery of Art ("From the Garden to the Kitchen to the Table") which planted the initial seed of inspiration. The art in this year’s show relates to all aspects of the cycles of sustainable agriculture: sowing, tending, harvesting, preparation, and distribution of food and plants. The show is coordinated with the library’s town-wide reading … [Read more...] about Painting at the Farmers’ Market
From the Garden to the Kitchen to the Table The Belmont Gallery of Art has a biennial art show of works done by members of the Belmont community. Two of my paintings will be in the show! Coordinated with the library's town-wide reading program, the featured book is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver. Appropriately, the art in this year's show relates to all aspects of the cycles of sustainable agriculture: sowing, tending, harvesting, preparation, and … [Read more...] about 2 Paintings in Art Show: From the Garden to the Kitchen to the Table