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SPACE STILL AVAILABLE FOR YOUTH 'ART IN THE PARK' PROGRAM Teenagers with a special interest in the arts and self expression will have a special opportunity to work with an accomplished artist

The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Department of Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with the Cultural & Heritage Commission is offering an art class for youth aged 12 to 16 years. The class is called the ART IN THE PARK. Participants will have the opportunity to create in ceramics, drawing and painting. Additionally, under the guidance of Karen Stone, they will create works related to the environment which will be displayed at the site of the program, Greenwich Lake Park in Gibbstown, New Jersey.

Ms. Stone received a grant fellowship from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation to initiate the program TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES as the theme for the ART IN THE PARK program. Karen Stone, an adjunct Associate Professor at Drexel University, is a teaching artist that provides the groundwork for mainstream students to acquire the critical thinking skills necessary to translate their personal vision into works of art. Students accepted into this 5-week workshop will be guided by Ms. Stone to explore the site and understand the lasting effects of man's encroachment on nature. The participants will be given the opportunity to create site-specific multimedia installations that allude to the complex natural history of the park and comment on man's impact on the environment at Greenwich Lake Park.

Karen Stone has exhibited in numerous galleries, museums and other venues throughout the country receiving critical acclaim for her work. She has directed several successful projects and installations in Gloucester County. Ms. Stone has installed public art works at Philadelphia International Airport, St. Petersburg, Florida and Newark, New Jersey.

Teenagers with a special interest in the arts and self expression will have the very special opportunity to work with an accomplished artist with the ability to share her vision with others.

Interested teenagers must write a letter explaining why they would like to be a part of this workshop. No more than a one-page letter is necessary. Do not send the fee until you are accepted into the workshop.

For additional information call 856-468-0100.

For: Boys & Girls, 12 years to 16 years of age

When: 10:00A.M. - 2:00P.M., Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 12 through August 11, 2005

Where: Greenwich Lake Park, Gibbstown, New Jersey (Just 500 ft from exit 15, Route          295 on Tomlin Station Road)

Fee: $50.00 & bring a sketch book (All other material is included)