Next time you hit the gym, you could leave with a painting from your local art scene. As part of South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s ongoing art displays at recreation centers, pieces from the …
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Next time you hit the gym, you could leave with a painting from your local art scene.
As part of South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s ongoing art displays at recreation centers, pieces from the Paint Box Guild — a Littleton-based group of artists that goes back decades — are hanging, for sale, at Goodson Recreation Center in Centennial.
“We’ve been an organization since 1973, but still, a lot of people don’t know about us,” said Fredia Cox, the guild’s president. “So we try to exhibit anywhere there’s wall space.”
The not-for-profit group includes 40 active members, and the art on Goodson’s walls included many watercolor, oil and oil pastel, and other types of pieces that ranged from as the $300s to as low as $35.
Paint Box Guild supports beginner artists, but it also provides the chance to rub elbows with longtime members of the local art scene, like Cox, who has been with the guild since 1988.
Other members, like 76-year-old Paul Savageau, got back into art after holding a passion for it earlier in life — he was the eighth-grade arts representative at what’s now the Good Shepherd Catholic School in Denver, designing cards for the nuns as a child.
“I slowly got back into art through the Art Students League of Denver,” said Savageau, a Centennial resident. There’s “representation for artists in the Paint Box Guild … there’s a lot of talent here on the walls.”
The guild meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the First Presbyterian Church of Littleton at South Windermere Street and West Littleton Boulevard. Those meetings run from September to May.
“We have workshops once a month with excellent artists,” said Suzanne Maxwell, 77, of Denver, a guild member.
Goodson Recreation Center sits at 6315 S. University Blvd., and the exhibit runs through March 31. You can also see the guild’s work at an exhibit from April 7-May 13 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch.
For more information on the guild, go to www.paintboxguildlittleton.org.
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