ART IN APRIL
During the month of April, watercolor originals and prints will be on display at the Hammonton Library. They are for sale at reasonable prices.The artist is Sheila Sporkin-Edel and resides in Smithville, NJ. She has studied at the Galloway and Hammonton Cultural Arts Centers, among others. April 22nd, she will offer an
Open House from 6-7:30pm at the library. Light refreshments are offered.
The public is welcome.
Painting is a healing tool. Studies show that art induces a feel good sensation direct to the brain.
watched my mother drawing cartoon figures at four years old, and we all
felt good. That feeling continued as I started my first ?art book?.
As an adult, my career and children took up most of my time. But I was
beginning to study shamanism, and realized that we are all connected. I
retired the end of 2004 and began my formal art lessons. Mary
Archibald was very influential in my development. When I tore up a
watercolor that I didn?t like, she said once you paint, it?s not yours,
it belongs to the world. She encouraged me to display my art and not to
be hard on myself. When I?m in that ?art bubble? nothing else
matters. My mind is in another place, the same feeling as I have when
doing anything I love, i.e., skiing, horseback riding, watching the
waves at the beach. Serenity belongs to each of us. You only have to
find your special place and painting does it for me.