The Lakeshore Artists of Ashtabula County donated 40 age-related art kits to Ashtabula County Children Services for foster children under the care of ACCS. The kits were geared for age groups, five to eight-years old, nine to 12-years old, and 13 to 15-years old and 16 to 18-years old.
The Cindy Richards Memorial fund made the approximately $800 donation possible. The scholarship fund donation was made by the Alan Richards’ family to honor the memory of valued Lakeshore Artists’ member Cindy Richards. Vandervort did the early pricing of art materials; Sarell and fellow Lakeshore Artists’ member Lynn Hess conducted the shopping trips necessary to create the art kits.
From left, Beverly DeFazio, ACCS Social Service director, Tania Burnett, ACCS executive director, James Jackson, ACCS alternate response caseworker, Will West, Lakeshore Artists president, Christine Vandervort, Lakeshore Artists secretary, and Aimee Sarell, Lakeshore Artists vice-president. West initiated the the donation process.
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Please click on the image below to view the video of the annual Lakeshore Artists picnic held Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 at the Dale and Dee Riley residence; a beautiful day at a beautiful location.
About Jim Spencer
I am not a conventional artist but I am a craftsman of different skills perhaps using the same strategies and concepts as a conventional artist. I was a wood shop teacher at Champion High school. I have worked in many shops including metal, casting, machine shop, welding and other shops not art related.
However my projects innovative and at an advanced level and many are correlated to a specific person for whom they were made and sometimes combined with a reflective writing. Many projects are intentionally one of a kind. The art here is in the balance of design, form, function, precision by technique and personal dimension.
Lakeshore Artists also have meetings scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sep. 14 and 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 at the Ashtabula Arts Center.
The Arts on Bridge Street Festival starts Friday evening with a crawl / walk. Exhibits are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26.
Lakeshore Artists will be exhibiting their work at Micheline Guerriero’s Lake Erie Mermaid Arts Studio at 1317 Bridge St. as part of TABS.
Deborah West is a Reference / Instruction Librarian at Gannon University with more than 30 years of experience. Her focus is in legal studies, health and criminal justice. West recently completed a certificate program in legal research offered by the Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association, a chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries. West is enrolled in a program for Disaster Preparedness Information Specialist.