Friday, September 23, 2011

Keweenaw Krayons to offer Art Afternoon Sept. 24

MOHAWK -- From noon to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 24, Keweenaw Krayons is saying farewell to summer and its Art On Wheels program, and hello to fall classes and offerings with Art Afternoon, a free event for youth and families.

To celebrate the end of a great summer for the Art On Wheels program, artist Sarah Kirchner will be leading sand painting and collograph, or ink printing, activities for youths and families. Cupcakes will be served. Keweenaw Krayons director Elise Matz will also announce the winner of the Art On Wheels Logo Contest. The winning logo will be featured on Kk Art On Wheels promotional materials and merchandise when the program resumes next summer.

The Art Afternoon portion of the event features artists who work in a variety of mediums. Guests can stop at a demo and sign up to learn more about upcoming classes. Artists who teach painting, sewing and mosaics, voice and guitar, among other things, will be there for conversation and questions.

Darlene Basto will be among the Art Afternoon artists. Keweenaw Krayons is pleased to announce that she is returning to teach a four-session course in Qigong Wellness -- an introductory class of foundational movements, breathing, self-massage and meditation techniques that lead to "maximized vitality" where the mind, body and spirit are functioning with the least physical, mental or emotional restraint. Gentle movements are done sitting and standing (no floor work).

This weekly class will be held at Keweenaw Krayons from Tuesday, Oct. 4 through Tuesday, Oct. 25. For more information and registration, visit

Keweenaw Krayons is located at the Horizon School in Mohawk.

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