April was filled with snow, but it was also filled with creativity! While some were hibernating and patiently waiting for appropriate spring weather, we were keeping busy this April doing activities that didn't involve snow-plowing.
Photography and Water Coloring at Stephen-Argyle
Mica Lee Anders is a visual artist who does mixed media work and photography. She teaches children of all ages how to create meaningful, well-composed photographs.
Jim is an experienced painter and art teacher with decades of experience. Numerous pieces of his have been displayed around Minnesota. Jim has also been a featured artist for Art Train USA, St. Cloud Times, Ace Powell Art Gallery, Newman Center SCSU University, and many more.
Arts & Crafts
Many thanks to all who came out for this year's Arts & Crafts! It was a very special day made even more special by everyone who attended. We couldn't have done it without our five fabulous artists who lead The Creative Race: Kelley Meister, Julia Klatt Singer, See More Perspective, Djenane Saint Juste, and Benjamin Domask! And of course a round of applause for the amazing COMPAS staff, Can Can Wonderland and BlackStack Brewing, and our many sponsors:
- US Bank
- Après Events
- Kendall's Hardware
- Terry Clayton
Check out more photos from the day on our Facebook page.
* All photos by Max Haynes
30 Days of Poetry
April is National Poetry Month and what better way to honor it than with a... you guessed it: poem! Teaching Artists Marcie Rendon and Diego Vazquez worked with this year's Women's Writing Program at Sherburne County Jail, to create an anthology of beautiful poetry.
Here's an excerpt from Smiles Hidden in Tears.