Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Strawbridge-Shepherd House to be site of painting event

Members of the Sangamon Watercolor Society will be painting at the historic Strawbridge-Shepherd House, located on Shepherd Road between the UIS and LLCC campuses, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 14.

Rachel Hasenyager, office manager for Alumni Relations at UIS and a member of the society, said that the event is open to anyone at any skill level. “Since we love to paint on location, we thought since this house has historical significance and is being restored, we’ll be painting outdoors around the house,” she said. She added that if the weather is bad, the event will move inside the house.

Landscape architect Sue Massie will give a short presentation to begin the event.

For more information, call Hasenyager at 6-7395.

Read an article about the group, and the event at UIS, from the June 5, 2008, State Journal-Register.