WWU Art Club brings therapeutic art project to Joplin
|11/11/2011||Mary Ann Beahon|
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A group of William Woods University students, faculty and staff will be in Joplin, Mo., this weekend to provide an art activity for children in the community devastated by a tornado last May.
The activity will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 12) at McAuley Catholic High School, 930 Pearl, and the community is invited to participate.
Jessica Bargate, an art major from Jefferson City, Mo., told the WWU Art Club about a National Public Radio story of young children in the community. The story motivated her to help them express themselves through art.
The group will spend the day with Joplin families making art from recycled plastic bottles. They will paint the containers with bright colors and combine the containers with cut paper flowers to create floral sculptures. The containers will also contain flower seeds.
“Our message will be hopeful and focus on a 2012 spring season of planting and beauty,” Bargate said.