SMAC Offers Art Out of Nature Workshop

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Branson, MO May 9, 17 – The Southern Missouri Arts Connection is excited to announce that they will be hosting a series of Arts Enrichment Workshops for the community. Local artists from all disciplines are donating their time and talents to help SMAC spread awareness and raise funds for the organization. The third workshop in the series is Art Out of Nature hosted by Curtis Copeland, Gala Keller, and Tenille Neff on Monday May 15, 2017 from 5:30-7PM. The workshop will be held at Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area, 415 Owen Lane, Branson, MO 65616. It is $10 to attend this family friendly event and children under the age of five are free. An adult must accompany young children.


This hands-on workshop provides participants with the opportunity to create art using only natural materials. Meet up facilitators at Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area in Branson, learn some local trail history, and create an original work of art along the trail. The art works created will be photographed and left on the trail for discovery by hikers.

Curtis Copeland is a Cartographer for the City of Branson, a visual artist, avid hiker, and has a strong interest in Ozarks history and culture. Gala Solari Keller is a visual artist and freelance graphic designer. She is also a volunteer at Springfield Conservation Nature Center and a Missouri Master Naturalist. She is a self-proclaimed “nature nerd” and loves being immersed in the great outdoors, often simply observing flora and fauna, especially the ephemeral elements of each season. Tenille Neff is a creative arts therapist, psychoanalyst, and professional counselor in private practice in Branson, MO. Tenille is also a working visual artist and takes inspiration from nature, enjoying the spontaneity in found materials.

Please RSVP on the SMAC Facebook event page or to Donna Rastorfer by phone at 417-527-9728 or by email at donnar@smac-art.org. For more information like The Southern Missouri Arts Connection on Facebook or visit our website at http://www.smac-art.org/.

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