Working in the gallery last Friday, I had a number of people come in and show such delight at either just finding out about the Lakewood Arts Council Community Center and Gallery, or they were making a return visit looking to find new art to enjoy. Newcomers, I steered to our table full of fliers detailing all the events that take place at the gallery – from workshops and classes to musical performances and soup-tasting events. LAC membership forms were tucked in purses to be filled out later, and an invitation was issued to peek at the amazing results of the students taking Slawa Radziszewska’s portrait class. Very impressive I might add!
The Spotlight on Colorado Artists was the next stop for gallery visitors – some came in to view the work of a friend, some were just curious to see the show. It was also my first time to view the exhibit as I’ve been out of town. The award winners were worthy, demonstrating so much talent – but the rest of the exhibit entries were equally inspired. I marveled at the whimsical nature of the bird’s nest and the shaggy dog made of newspaper strips. What fun!
When my gallery sitting was over for the day, I returned home and opened the mail. There was another envelope stuffed full of fliers from the LAC offering more enticing events: Introduction to Creating a Website, Getting Started with Mosaics, Pastel and Watercolor workshops. I’m also looking forward to the upcoming Holiday Fine Art and Arts and Crafts show, and Recycled Chair Project, which is sure to be a seat of creativity. The colorful Upscale/Resale Boutique and exhibit in Purple, Blue and Green is coming up October 1, with a reception on Thursday, October 4.
There is always something new and exciting to do at the LAC. Schedules and entry forms can be found on the website. And if you know someone who is not familiar with the LAC, let them in on the fun. The more the merrier!