BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS –
In January, Mena Art Gallery will hold an “Artists’ Garage Sale” that will incorporate almost anything related to art: canvas, sketch pads, pencils, pens, paints, framing materials, or whatever you might need to create art of any variety. There will also be completed artwork for sale in lots of different media.
If you are an artist, this is the time to go through your studio and gather up those things you have not used in a couple of years and bring them in on Wednesday, December 30, from 10 am to 4 pm—you have a chance to get reimbursed for some of what you spent on them and someone else finds just what he needs for inspiration at a bargain.
Not an artist, but you inherited Aunt Susie’s studio? Go through and decide what is usable (no dried-up paint or distressed brushes, please!) and bring it in.
Throughout the month of January, the collection will be on sale. Maybe this is just the time for you to spread your wings a bit and start the new year by exploring pastels or charcoal drawing or watercolor. If you’ve never tried your hand at creating art, you’re missing a lot of fun. Pick up whatever looks interesting and join other artists at the gallery on Tuesday Art Day from 11 am to 2 pm. You’ll probably find someone there who has worked in whatever medium you want to try and can give you some tips.