The Star-Herald

Agency plans drawing class, craft sale during Friday art walk

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Aroostook Agency on Aging will host a basic drawing class with John Holub of  Westfield as part of the November First Friday Art Walk. 

Open to persons of all ages, the free lesson will take place at 260 Main Street from 4-5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5th.  

Holub first started creating from his Westfield studio offering pen-and-ink renderings. Now, he paints in watercolor, gauche, and oil with an occasional pen-and-ink in the mix. Holub has painted in Italy, the Caribbean, Savannah and Florida, among other locations. And, of course, he continues to paint Maine’s woods and waters.  

Students are invited to bring their own art supplies, but a sketch pad and pencils will also be provided  for those interested in the free drawing lesson. All participants are required to be screened for COVID-19 and wear a mask.  

The Agency’s Artists for Aging gallery space will be open from noon to 7 p.m. and will feature artwork created by Holub and his daughter, Lisa Desjardins. In addition to the exhibition, there will also be a colorful display of hand-knitted items created by members of Aroostook Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Those who have donated  their work have been invited to attend the Art Walk event. Proceeds from the items will support the  RSVP volunteer programs.  

Sponsored by the Central Aroostook Area Chamber of Commerce, First Friday Art Walks are scheduled throughout the year from 5-7 p.m. on the first Friday of the month as an opportunity to showcase Presque Isle’s creative spirit. Participating venues include Wintergreen Arts Center, the Common  Gallery, Turner Memorial Library, the University of Maine at Presque Isle Reed Gallery and others.  

For more information or to preregister for the art class, please call Aroostook Agency on Aging at 207- 764-3396 or toll-free at 1-800-439-1789.  

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