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SCAN Planning Next Visiting Artist Demo, Also Art Fundraiser For Ukraine



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The Society of the Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) has two public events this week, including a visiting artist demonstration this afternoon.

First, SCAN will host Sandra Cointreau presenting an art demonstration/critique entitled “Watercolor Demonstration: Misty Forest Stream.”

Cointreau’s program is planned for Wednesday, May 25, at 5 pm, in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

This demonstration is open to the public and admission is free.

Trained as an engineer in the 1960s — and the only woman in her graduating class of 1,000 students — Cointreau always sketched and painted to balance the rigors of her analytical career, which took her to more than 60 countries.

Regularly taking classes and attending life drawing groups, she has also honed her technique through books and DVDs created by master watercolor painters. She paints what she most knows and loves, including horses and the plants, trees, and waterways of Connecticut.

Using photographs for anatomy and details, she relies on memories and imagination for portions of every painting.

During her demonstration at Booth Library, Cointreau will demonstrate some of her approaches to doing an imagined landscape in watercolor.

Her paintings are currently on view at Studio Hill Gallery in Woodbury, The Silo Gallery in New Milford, and The Senior Center in Roxbury. She has shown with SCAN, Kent Art Association, Washington Art Association, and Gallery 25 in New Milford, and various watercolor society juried shows.

Reservations are not taken for SCAN programs, but additional information is available by visiting scanart.org.

Ukraine Fundraiser

SCAN will be sponsoring a fundraiser for the people of Ukraine on Friday, May 27, from 10 am until 7 pm; and Saturday, May 28, from 10 am to 6 pm, at Art & Frame Gallery, 71 Main Street in Newtown.

The public is invited to buy original fine artwork, the proceeds of which will go to World Central Kitchen (WCK), a nonprofit organization that is actively providing meals to the displaced from the Ukraine War.

There will be a reception on Friday from 5 to 7 pm, to which the public is also invited.

SCAN members and nonmembers are invited to donate original art. Paintings, drawings, giclee prints, portfolios, collages (framed or unframed), and sculpture, to sell at the event, will all be accepted.

Artwork donations drop-off will take place on Thursday, May 26, at 4 pm. All proceeds from sales will be donated to World Central Kitchen. Forms (including tax ID number) to accompany donations will be available during drop-off.

For additional information visit SCANart.org.

“Yellow Pitcher” by Adele Moros has been donated for a SCAN fundraiser for World Central Kitchen, which has been providing meals along the Ukraine-Poland border since early March. Artists are invited to donate original art to add to the two-day fundraiser being planned.
A recent watercolor landscape by Sandra Cointreau, who will offer an art demonstration on creating a misty forest stream scene during the next program hosted by The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown.
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