The Art Group

" Spring Song" WaterColor by Marion Hansen

  Meet Marion Hansen the Artist:
"Marion Hansen has studied at the Silvermine Guild in Wilton, Connecticut under John Pellew, and with Fred Nichols in Virginia. She has very involved with the formation of the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild. The most recent workshop was done with Jan Ford and Jim Scott. Marion has had numerous juried exhibits in Florida where she lived for 7 years and in Charlottesville at the present time with the C.V.W.G. Her watercolors immortalize beautiful flowers from all seasons and her landscapes capture scenes from Central Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina."

Seniors interested in drawing and painting gather each Monday afternoon and Friday morning at the Senior Center in the Arts and Crafts Room on the second floor. A still life setup is provided for subject matter and occasionally a model is engaged for portrait and figure studies. No formal instruction is provided, but members share their experience and knowledge with one another freely.  Helpful critiques of work are given upon request.

The Group started in the early 90’s and counts more than 20 members this year. We come from different walks of life and have a variety of interests, but the passion we have for beauty and color brings us together, and the goal of a community of artists helps strengthen our commitment to one another. We have bloomed into a cheerful group of friends. Some of us often go to lunch together after painting, and we share other retirement interests or family stories with one another.

The Group periodically exhibits its works in the Robey Room Gallery downstairs. Our art works are also on display in the hallway outside the Arts and Crafts Room.

The Art Group meets on Friday morning from 9:00 to 12:00, as well as Monday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., in the Arts and Crafts Room opposite the elevator on the second floor. The Group welcomes all Senior Center members to visit or join us. If interested please contact Marion Hansen, Fine Art Group Chairperson, at (434) 974-5662.