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Interpretive art topic at league meeting

The Watauga Valley Art League will meet Sunday, March 20, at the Johnson City Senior Center, 607 E. Myrtle Ave. from 2-4 p.m.  An informal art critique begins at 1:30 p.m. for those interested.
Sherri Russell will present “How to Approach Experiential Art and Interpretative Art.”  She will bring examples of her art to the meeting and explain the creative thought process, experience, and stories behind them.  She would like attendees of the meeting to experience this process by participating in a creative art activity. Russell will bring a watercolor painting done by an equine for each attendee. Each attendee will interpret the equine art and apply his/her own creativity (either artistically or verbally) to the piece using markers and colored pencils.
Russell is the program director and certified therapeutic riding instructor at Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center Inc., and was a nurse for 25 years. In her work with the special needs community, she facilitates/teaches equine-assisted learning – an experimental method of learning by working with horses.
Russell is professionally and self-taught in oil and acrylic painting.  
Some of WVAL artists’ artwork may be seen on the League website:  For more information about the meeting or WVAL, please call Patsy Kelley Reading, 743-7799.