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February is "Art From the Heart" Month at The Cricket Box – UPDATED

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The celebration kicks off on February 5th when local artist Karen Nelson Sanders will display some of her watercolor paintings and demonstrate the techniques she uses.  The demonstration will begin promptly at 10 am and will last until 2 pm. There is more about Karen at the bottom of page. On Saturday, February 12th, oil painter, Joyce Gray, will be at the “box” from 11 am – 2 pm.  She along with some of her students from The Senior Center will show off some of their work. Saturday, February 19th, will feature a visit from artist and craftsman, Cynthia VanDenvender.  She will teach a workshop on polymer clay bead making.  The cost for this class is $30 with all supplies included.  The class is limited to 6 so come by The Cricket Box and sign up early.  If there is enough interest, a second class will be given the following Saturday (February 26th). Saturday February 26th, Jewelry Maker, Katie Emfinger will be making prayer beads, lanyards, and bracelets.  She can make any of these to your personal tastes.  You can even bring in old beaded jewelry and she will incorporate them into your new jewelry. The Cricket Box hopes to have other artists stop by during these special art Saturdays and visit with customers. Each Saturday various artists will be selling their artwork at discounted prices. Give your sweetie a special Valentine’s gift this year—Art from the Heart! The Cricket Box is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm.  Stop by and say hello to Judy & Debbie (the proprietors) and check out some of the fantastic arts and crafts from some of Vicksburg’s most talented artists.  Call 601-636-5355 for more information.  Check out their Facebook page by clicking HERE. About Karen Nelson Sanders: After a discouraging junior high school art class experience, I did not attempt any more fine art until January 2009 at the ripe old age of 49. I began painting partly as therapy after being diagnosed with the neuromuscular disease Myasthenia Gravis. Watercolor keeps my mind occupied and gives me never ending ways to be creative. It is my joy to teach watercolor classes at the Vicksburg Senior Center and watch students discover talents they never knew they possessed. At least 10% of all proceeds from my art benefits charities and helps buy art supplies for children and senior adults. Here is a sampling of Karen’s art plus a few snapshots that she’s been gracious enough to share with us. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]]]]]> ]]>

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