Seniors get artsy with the Guild

The St. Charles Art Guild members sponsored a paint-in with the senior citizens of Norco.

The Senior Art project was at the COA Norco site. The seniors enjoyed their time with members of the Art Guild expanding their creativeness through acrylic on paper, Alice Champagne, Guild member and project coordinator.

The Senior Art Show Reception was held, March 29 at the East Regional Library in Destrehan where their work will be displayed for one month.

“Our Guild’s community outreach purpose is to provide visual art opportunities for children, adults and seniors in our community, Champagne said.  “We have been providing art lessons for seniors in cooperation with the Council on Aging Centers for the past 22 years”

Champagne said the guild also has worked in cooperation with the Destrehan Heritage Festival to hold Louisiana-themed art activities children for the past 15 years. Three years ago, the guild added an adult art fair open to the general public.

The guild’s mission is to foster camaraderie among budding and professional artists of all ages while improving the area’s quality of life by offering affordable educational experiences, exhibition opportunities and personal enrichment activities in the visual arts.

Guild service projects are supported in part by grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Bayou Regional Arts Council, the River Region Arts and Humanities Council, and the St. Charles Women’s Club.

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