Artist’s Garden provides chance to view and make art

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Morinville Art Club President Dolly Bolen with some of the artwork on display at the Spring Tea and Art Show held Saturday at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre.

– Lucie Roy photos

by Lucie Roy

Morinville – The Morinville Art Club and Morinville Youth Art Club partnered for a Spring Tea and Art Show exhibit at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Saturday. More than 50 people came through the doors within the first two hours of opening. The Artist’s Garden was a blend of artwork from young to old during National Youth Arts Week. Morinville Art Club member Monty Johnson created and demonstrated an acrylic painting and was on hand to answer questions. A number of other artists also spoke about their art.

The Art Club, sponsored by Sobeys Morinville, hosted a workshop on Zentangle in honour of National Youth Arts Week. Zentangle is a relaxing method of creating personalized artwork that can be applied to cream coloured canvas tote bags, quilt squares, mugs, blank white t-shirts, canvas sneakers, and other items. Kathleen Henderson, CZT from Canmore and Marlee Ritchee from Saskatoon provided the instruction on the art form. Zentangle, also known as Tangle, is a newer art form and Henderson is one of only five Certified Zentangle Teachers in Alberta. The workshop included a brief history of the origin of Zentangle, its philosophy, and terminology as well as an opportunity to learn four to six Zentangle patterns.

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Valerie Loehde and Wilma Davis were working on their Zentangle creations at the Zentangle Workshop held Saturday at the MCCC.

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Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) Kathleen Henderson showing the quilting possibilities of Zentangle. Zen Quilting involves a form of quilting with black and white thread on fabric that is easy to do and relaxing.

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Eli and his father Stu Trenchard with one of the tiles they created at the Zentangle Workshop.

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Jacob Christensen with the black and white image he drew of his cat.

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