Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer Art Camp --- A Success!

This year’s art camp for kids was just the best!

Kids from across the parish came to experience a week of intense visual art instruction at Christopher’s in downtown Minden.

Local artist and art teacher Chris Broussard instructed the students in the creation of individual art pieces from collages to canvas paintings.

Twenty four students ranging in ages from 7 to 15 worked on a variety of visual art projects including a special project commemorating the Greatest Generation and the Great Depression. The completed works of these young students will become part of an art exhibit scheduled for this fall. The exhibit will be part of a twenty one parish commemoration of the Great Depression and New Deal era, “Triumph from Tragedy.”

Cultural Crossroads has been sponsoring a summer art camp for kids for over a decade. The art camp is usually held outdoors at the Farm but the later date and high temperatures brought the camp to downtown, thanks to Pattie and Charlie Odom who graciously opened their building to Cultural Crossroads and the kids of Minden.

Continue to check our blog for updates on the fall exhibition and more info about the Great Depression commemoration scheduled for October and November, 2009.

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