Colonial Beach beautifies unlikely places
“The Community Ring”
By Lyn Ring
The Colonial Beach Artists Guild has a unique way to dress up the beach this year. After a visit to another beach town, member Elcy Leshly was impressed by the art she found surrounding some unlikely places. The garbage cans had been turned into works of art. She discussed it with members of the Guild who were excited by the concept. The idea was accepted by the town of Colonial Beach and this year when you visit the Beach you will see garbage cans depicting scenes that remind you of the nature of Colonial Beach and its waterfront appeal.
The Guild met last week at the Colonial Beach Baptist Church and presented the large wooden art panels to Town Manager Val Foulds, Mayor Ham and Rob Murphy of Public Works. Rob will attach the paintings to the beach receptacles shortly. The panels are coated to protect them from the weather.
Members of the Guild who donated their talents are Karna Sparks, Joyce Thor, Susan Tilt, Carl Thor, Becky Hubbard, Yutta DeMay, Elizabeth Escobar, Shirley Rush, Kim Cannady, Elcy Leshley, Ellen Cosby, Judy Morris, Barbara Kohn, Amanda Lee, Andrea Clement, Karen Julihn, Marie Stoltz, Edwina Washington, Sandy Staley,Maria Roe and Velia Jacobo. The second Friday Artwalks in town spotlight many of these artists as well as guest artists every month. For those who have never enjoyed this event this is only a small taste of what many have looked forward to for these past years.