The Afterschool program space is quiet, for now. A man with a curled mustache spreads canvas cloth across the floor.
It’s a rainy Wednesday morning, and the man is Kevin Orlosky, owner of Art on Wheels. In a few moments, he will host a mixed media activity for individuals in ARC Day Support. The final pieces will join the growing body of work for the 2nd Annual ARC Art Show.
Fabric, paint and marbles fly as Kevin works with participants to personalize a handkerchief in bright, swirled colors. Now, these colorful pieces of fabric hang to dry and individuals chatter excitedly about the experience.
When asked if she painted today, participant Anne replied “Yes!” with a grin. She said she wants to show her mom and dad what she worked on today with Art on Wheels.
The ARC Art Show will take place Tuesday, May 17 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the ARCenter. Look forward to an assortment of canvas paintings, drawings, collages and sculptures. Some pieces – including some of these marbling projects – will be available for sale; proceeds of these sales will be given to the artist to use for program extras such as tickets for Flying Squirrels games or lunch out around town.