Richfield Arts Commission Open House Offers Summer Activities for Kids

The Richfield Art Commission meets for its monthly meeting Thursday night.

Families looking for a fun summer activity might want to stop by the Open House June 11.

Located at the Richfield Art Center in the park's concessions and mini golf building at , the event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of every month from now until Oct. 8.

"They do free arts and craft type projects and answer any questions," said Arts Commissioner Mary Kaye Champa. "[Artists] do different activities with the kids."

Activities include spin art and the potter lottery, both of which are lead by Richfield High School Art Teacher Willie Falwell. In addition, musicians occasionally perform as well.

The pottery lottery consists of abandoned works of art by high school students, which are generally remnants of a clay sculpture that didn't work out. Falwell will "beautify" into something presentable. The end result are art sculptures made available in the pottery lottery for children to take home.

"If a kids likes the work, we have them put their name on it, so they pretty much get the one they like," Falwell said. "We'll do maybe three of them on any given day, one each hour. You see a dozen kids, 15 kids and give them a piece of pottery, that gets them to come into the center and try spin art."

Spin art is created by painting a canvas on a spinning pottery platform.

The next open house is June 11. For more information


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