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PASSAGES: Clients display their art

March 16, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. With that being said, just imagine a world without art. That certainly isn’t the case with any client at Passages, for their clients can be involved in Passages’ Artistry Program. And there is art literally everywhere at Towerview Industries.

Candy Pease is the driving force behind Passages’ Artistry Program. “We offer nine classes to our clients and we still have a waiting list for more clients to study art,” said Pease. “The art program has grown significantly within the last two years,” said Pease. “It was able to produce different art mediums that have sold at various art shows.”

The classes are offered at Towerview Industries in Columbia City. Art teachers are all volunteers who teach five days a week. Long time volunteers include Chad Moore, Joann Bird and Carolyn Coverstone. The mediums range from pencil drawings to wall murals to ceramics.

Ted McClure is the program coordinator at Passages.

“We had one client who was interested in the artistry program but didn’t want to start a project,” said McClure. “He was thinking about what he wanted to do and knew exactly what he wanted to do but didn’t want to make a mess. We told him it’s okay to make a mess,” said McClure.
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