Summer Arts Abound

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June at Patchwork Central was full of arts experiences for kids. The month began with Art Garden Week I with Susan Fowler leading our signature mix of storytelling, visual arts, gardening and cooking. From there, we moved into two Sculpture Weeks led by Christian Smith. Christian works primarily in wood. Participants toured Patchwork’s sculpture collection […]

Summer Starts

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Last week, Patchwork’s big room was a jumble of activity. More than 50 people age 1 to 90 joined together in a creative, colorful community to celebrate summer, art, and the natural world. It was Art Garden Week I! Threaded through it all was the story of Patchwork’s founding 40 years ago. Storyteller Susan Fowler helped […]

The Look of Integrity

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Ted is a man who “looks” homeless. His hair is a little stringy and he looks like he hasn’t showered for a couple days. He talks wildly to himself. You would probably move away from him if he passed you on the street. I probably would, too, if I didn’t know him. Ted is also a man […]