Escambia County After School Art students enjoyed a show of their art work at Artworks Studio & Gallery last week with family, friends and gallery artists. The program, in it’s 11th year, is given by local artists/teachers Talis Jayme and Lisa Mella Burridge and taught at Blue Angel, Hellen Caro Elementary Schools, and at Jim Bailey Middle School. Students of all ages as well as adults are invited to register each Fall to learn the basics of drawing and all mediums of art including watercolor, acrylic, pastel, and more for a nominal fee. Old River Optimist Club is a sponsor and the students created artwork for their charity golf tournament. Visit www.oldriveroptimistclub.org to view the art and read more about The Old River Optimists.
The After School Art exhibit moves to Southwest Branch Library at 12248 Gulf Beach Hwy across from Big Lagoon State Park and will remain until August 31st. Students can pick up their art work by contacting Talis or Lisa after August 31st. Library staff and patrons have enjoyed this exhibit each year, just in time for the Summer Reading Program traffic (programs held at Big Lagoon State Park).
For information about Escambia County After School Art contact Talis (850-261-9617). For information about Artworks Studio & Gallery call Talis (850-261-9617) or visit artworksgalleryonperdidokey.blogspot.com/. For information about Southwest Branch Library call 850-453-7780 or visit library.cityofpensacola.com/. Library hours are Monday to Thursday 9AM to 8PM; Friday and Saturday 9AM to 5PM.