Arts activities coming to local state recreation areas


The Indiana Arts Commission and the Department of Natural Resources have teamed up to produce Arts in the Parks projects, bringing arts activities to the state parks, historic sites and recreation areas.

Oil painter Charlene Marsh will be demonstrating her plein air palette knife painting techniques, taking questions and guiding budding painters from noon to 3 p.m. July 14 at beach at Starve Hollow State Recreation Area, 4345 S. County Road 275W, Vallonia.

The Nashville artist also will be at the visitors center patio overlooking the beach from noon to 3 p.m. July 21 at Paynetown State Recreation Area, 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington.

March will be working to capture the energy, spirit and excitement of the swimmers and the natural environment.

This year, Marsh has added a hands-on component to give visitors a chance to try painting themselves. Supports, paint, palette knives and brushes will be available. Nontoxic, washable, tempera paints suitable for children to use will be provided.

Both events will be conducted rain or shine.

Information: Starve Hollow State Recreation Area at 812-358-3464, Paynetown State Recreation Area at 812-837-9967 or Marsh at 812-988-4497

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