Boys & Girls Club art show coming up

The Boys & Girls Club of Williams Lake’s After School Program Kid’s Art Show will be on display at the New World Cafe from June 18 to 22.

The Boys & Girls Club of Williams Lake’s After School Program Kid’s Art Show will be on display at the New World Cafe from June 18 to 22.

The public will have an opportunity to meet some of the artists during a special meet the artists event on June 21 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Artists, ages 8-12, attend the BGC After School Program.

In the fall of 2011, Kimberly McLennan of Art4Wellness began volunteering her time teaching art on a weekly basis in the After School Program.

“This was an awesome group of kids, I really admire their creative curiosity and eagerness to share their wonderful imaginations through the various art projects.  It’s so important that we continue to encourage and keep the creative spirit alive in our children as they grow.  We are all born to create, it’s our birthright. Creative expression encourages, connects, empowers and enriches all of us as we journey through life,” McLennan says.

During this time, Chelsea Hamblin, the program co-ordinator, approached Sue LaChance, owner of New World Café, about holding the annual art show in the business.

“The kids enjoy their artwork. They have taken so much pride in preparing for the show and are quite excited,” Hamblin says.

For more information regarding the Art Show and the Boys & Girls Club After School and Summer Programming contact Hamblin at 392-5730 or chelsea@noopa.org.

 

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