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12WBOY (Video): 2 Randolph County artists collaborate to support art education (01/29/2018)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Two Randolph County artists have spent the past several weeks working together to create a unique piece of artwork for the upcoming 21st Annual ArtsBank, Inc. Auction.

Kate Goodrich-Arling and Dave Shombert work with different mediums and differing perspectives, but one thing they agree on is how important the arts are in schools.

Shombert said, “There’s not enough arts in the schools; there’s not enough art in people’s lives, period, and the sooner that they start learning art the better for all of us.”

“Children have great ability to create, to look at the world around them and not necessarily see things as adults often see them, but it seems that so much that as you grow up as an adult you lose that, and you stop being excited about color and texture and what if.  If I put this together with this what do I get,” said Goodrich-Arling.

ArtsBank provides hands-on learning experiences for students through the instruction of professional artists.

“I like watching things come together, and I love the idea of ArtsBank providing students with teachers who can nurture that in them,” continued Goodrich-Arling.

Shombert said he had no formal art education, and his passion for woodturning came after he realized there was an artistic side to it.

“I got into woodturning at a time when I thought of woodturning as a craft, and to a large extent, it is, and when I reached the point with woodturning that I realized that there was also an artistic side to it, I was really interested in that, and I realized I knew almost nothing about art,” said Shombert.

Goodrich-Arling works with several different mediums and is happy to inspire and contribute to art education for area students.

“I find that if I get all excited about color and texture I can overwork a piece, and if I come back later, I’ll go ‘ah, that’s what that needs,’” said Goodrich-Arling.

Goodrich-Arling said it’s not worth doing if you are not enjoying what you’re doing.

Catch the collaborative artwork at the auction on February 24 at the Beverly Volunteer Fire Department.

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