On Wednesday, Sept. 4, the corner of Fourth and Chestnut streets will turn into a canvas for Barrio Alegria’s plein air watercolor workshop!
From 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the workshop will be led by Angee Gilyard, a local artist who will teach the basics of watercolor. This event is meant to inspire others in the outdoor space of their neighborhood and create an environment to have the freedom of artistic expression. This experience is not meant for the quality of work, but instead a place for community members to grow and engage with others.
This event is free and open to all ages. All supplies and materials will be provided, along with snacks, music, and fun!
Who: Barrio Alegria
What: plein air watercolor workshop
Where: 4th St. and Chestnut St.
When: Wed. Sep. 4th from 3:00-4:30 PM
Barrio Alegria is a nonprofit community transformation organization that utilizes the arts. Through different types of art platforms, the community becomes more engaged and there is a rise in social and multicultural awareness.
This watercolor workshop is a part of Barrio Alegria’s program ALAS – Arts Located Around South. This program is meant to connect local, inner city, nontraditional artists with the community. Plein air art projects can help reconnect citizens with their environment as they feel more connected to the outdoor space in their own city. Barrio utilizes public spaces for these workshops to help re-establish ownership of people’s communities.
ALAS creates many different programs and workshops around the city including graffiti art, origami, drawing, photography, flash mobs, alleyway concerts, and art exhibits.
Flash Mob – Reading Public Library – Monday, September 9th @ 5 PM
Alleyway Concert – 10th St. and Spruce St. – Wednesday, September 18th @ 2:45 PM
Photography Receptions – TBD in October