ENGLEWOOD — The Englewood Government Center is currently hosting an art exhibit which features paintings created by senior citizens living in the area.
The senior artists are part of the Sinclair Community College ‘Painting and More’ class held at the Earl Heck Community Center and at Siena Woods. These classes are offered through the Sinclair Lifelong Learning program which is dedicated to developing a collaborative relationship with adults of the Miami Valley area to promote lifelong learning through educational, cultural, recreational and social opportunities that embrace diversity and service to the community.
The artwork created in the class is made up of many different mediums including watercolor, acrylic, pastels and colored pencils. Other unusual methods such as scratchboard, printing and collage work are also taught in the class.
The Painting and More class is taught by Shirley Harbaugh. She has been teaching this class for over ten years now. She really enjoys the students and their enthusiasm. According to Mrs. Harbaugh, the students in her class put a lot of hard work and effort into their artwork while having fun and enjoying the camaraderie of the group. She is quite impressed with their progress and many of her students have even won major awards at local art shows. The class is made up of students of all skill levels, from beginners to more advanced students who have been painting for decades.
The art exhibit will be on display in the Englewood Government Center lobby through April 4 and is open to the public during regular government center hours.