Art Event: Paint Party

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Paint Party

Main Street Arts' Paint Party on Saturday, June 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. with artist Theresa Richardson. Paint a scene featuring a group of birch trees. Snacks! $50 per person. Register at 802-869-2960 or mainstreetarts.org.

Main Street Arts is hosting a Paint Party Saturday, June 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. with artist Theresa Richardson. With input and assistance from Richardson, participants will paint an outdoor scene featuring a group of birch trees. All levels of skill are welcome. Fun is prioritized over artistry.

MSA will provide an assortment of sweet and savory snacks, and participants are invited to bring their own beverages. Tickets are $50 per person, with $20 of the fee going directly to the MSA scholarship fund.

Registration is available by contacting MSA at 802-869-2960 or online at -mainstreetarts.org.

Richardson, of Spofford, N.H.,, has been a professional artist for the last 27 years and started creating portraits when she was in her early teens, expanding her repertoire from there. The art she creates varies in a wide array of subject matter, as she paints everything from portraits of people and pets, flora, landscapes and wall murals to the occasional abstract piece. She works mainly in oils and acrylics, but also enjoys working in charcoal and colored pencils.

She has participated in several juried shows, including Art on the Green and the Taste of the Coeur d'Alene (Idaho). She was also juried into the Artworks Gallery in Sandpoint, Idaho, where she participated in the gallery workings and displayed her art for many years. Locally, she has participated in The River Valley Artisans Studio Tour.

Richardson has been organizing Paint it Forward paint parties for several years as a way to for friends to party, relax and paint while raising awareness and funds for their favorite non-profits.

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