Local Children Featured in Art Show

by Courtney Wheaton on October 31, 2013 at 10:33 am

This month, the ZAAP Art Gallery will feature a few miniature sized artists for this First Friday’s Gallery Hop.

12  local children from the Putnam Art Project will present their work in their first ever gallery . The children have been working on their artwork over the past few weeks and have a lot of pieces for the community to come out and see.

"Oh they’ve got some that are shadowboxes, they’ve got different kinds of mediums, they have worked with different kinds of paints, they have worked with things that they had to put together, they had to use screwdrivers, " said Friend of the Putnam Art Project, Donna Cole.

The Putnam Art Project started as a way for area kids to have an activity to do during the summer and after school, once the group received grant funding from the Muskingum County Community Foundation it expanded to include more projects and more children.

"Kids got more excited about it," said Cole. They would bring their brothers and sisters and soon there were over a dozen children between the ages of two and 12 that were doing the artwork. "

The community can visit the talented children Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the ZAAP Gallery located at 625 Main Street. During the reception there will be refreshments and entertainment provided by the library. Some of the young artists say they are even willing to sell their work.