For the month of June, paintings created by several local youth artists celebrating the beauty of nature and enjoying the outdoors will be on display in historic Newtown. The art show is titled “Happy Trees” as a fun nod to the late landscape painter Bob Ross.
The students, whose ages range from 10-17, are using their artistic talent to raise awareness about protecting our environment. Next to each of their paintings is a tip on how we can all help by making changes in our daily lives.
When we pollute our environment, we ultimately pollute ourselves. With traces of chemicals, metals, plastics, and PFAS showing up in human cells, the choices we make now are more important than ever.
In addition to creating each of their own works of art, the students are working together to complete one collaborative painting which will be sold to the highest bidder as a fundraiser. Their 12” x 16” acrylic painting is titled “Springtime at Tyler Park.”
Bidding entry forms for the silent auction of this piece will be available at the art show. If you would like to place a bid on “Springtime at Tyler Park” but cannot get to the gallery for a bidding form, bids can also be made via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bidding ends June 30th and the highest bidder will be contacted shortly after. Greeting cards featuring each of the student’s individual paintings will be on sale for $3.00 each. 100% of proceeds from the note card sale and silent auction piece will be donated to The Arbor Day Foundation.
The community is invited to view the students’ paintings on display from June 3rd through June 29th.
Admission is free and smiles are guaranteed, so please come out and support our aspiring youth artists and their cause. The show is located at 2 South State Street in Newtown and is open Sundays and Mondays from 11:00am-4:00pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00am-6:00pm, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00am-7:00pm.
For more info call 215-968-2246.
PHOTO CAP: “Spring Lake,” painted by artist William McNamara