2014-03-21 / Front Page

Sunday Show Will Spotlight Young Artists

This coming Sunday, March 23, from 2-4 p.m., the young artists from the C.H.A.O.S. (Creative Hours of Art on Saturday) program at the Owen County Art Guild will present their works of art at their first-ever public show at the Owen Valley Winery.

The winery is located at 491 Timber Ridge Road, southeast of Spencer.

Featured artists will include Olivia Johnson, Regan O’Connor and Lucy Bailey. Artwork from other students may be on display as well. The C.H.A.O.S. program began when Olivia and her mother, Sue Anne, came into the Guild and asked if there was an art program for children at the Guild. Olivia began to attend every Saturday and soon invited friends as well. The program currently has between four and thirty artists age six and up every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some stay for an hour or two, others bring lunch and spend the day.

Instruction in drawing, painting and sculpture are offered at no cost to the students thanks to the generous support of the community. Program Guidelines

C.H.A.O.S. is a free art and craft instruction program for school aged children (ages six and up) offered by professional artists who are members of the Owen County Art Guild.

Membership in the Guild is not a requirement for anyone to participate in C.H.A.O.S. However, everyone is welcome to join. As a not-forprofit organization, the Guild relies on membership fees and donations to help provide supplies, pay bills and keep the Guild open.

C.H.A.O.S. is not a daycare program. C.H.A.O.S. is a serious art experience for children. The instructing artists ask that participants respect this.

Children must be signed in by parents and contact information provided in case it is needed. It will not be shared with anyone or used for any other purpose.

Most children are interested and able to focus for one to two hours maximum, however, older children have the attention span to focus on their projects and enjoy staying for the entire day.

There is no charge for the program, materials or instruction. However, if a child progresses in their favorite medium and requires extensive supplies, parents will be asked to provide their child’s individual materials. Children are welcome to bring their own supplies or projects at any time.

Donations to C.H.A.O.S. help cover the cost of supplies are always appreciated. Paper towels and toilet paper are always needed and welcome.

1. Program hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays except holiday weekends during the school year. Program hours expand to include 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays during the summer.

2. All children and adults are welcome to participate.

Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult at all times. It is expected that the accompanying adult will be the one to work with and supervise the child. Art instructors are available for direction and advice but not to work with preschool children.

3. The Guild is a learning place and a quiet retreat for those attending the program.

There is no fighting or wrestling, smacking or other horseplay allowed.

No running in the building.

Children are expected to stay in the building and in sight of the Guild staff while participating in the program except when the staff hold special outside classes.

4. Children are to respect other’s work. They are welcome to work together on projects if they choose.

5. There is to be no “project hopping.” Children are expected to complete any project they begin, properly clean up afterward and return materials to their correct place before beginning a new project.

6. Children are welcome to bring materials from home if they have specific projects or favorite materials they prefer to use. They are welcome to use materials at the Guild but children are expected to learn and use proper respect for the materials. Wasting materials can not be tolerated.

7. Due to extremely limited storage space, projects should be taken home when the child leaves. Exceptions should be approved by Guild staff.

For more information, contact the Owen County Art Guild at 829- 1877, or visit the Guild in person at 199 West Cooper Street in Spencer.

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