The Marlborough Arts Center’s tent was in the center of Marlborough Day down at Blish Park on Sunday, August 24, this year and a spot for artists of all ages to come, draw, and participate in the very interactive creation of a beautiful pink flower poster. The poster was made of 36 individual pieces, each piece painted by one person and then placed together to finally form the complete flower. The fun of this creation was in watching the painting grow, piece by piece. It was an added thrill to know that each person contributed something to the whole. The poster will be displayed in the classroom on the lower level of the Arts Center, along with posters from other years, so do drop in to see them the next time you are at MAC.
There were also crayons galore for the youngest children to use on their own projects which they could take with them. It is always interesting to see how children will use colors and shapes, especially when they are free to express themselves without any “lines” in which to stay. There are definitely some young artists already living in Marlborough!
It was a beautiful day for the town and everyone enjoyed being part of the art thanks to the day-long artistic planning and leadership of Susan Whitehouse, and Fran Terase.
Participants in the artwork: