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Senior Center Members Participate In Afternoon Art Exhibition



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Lynn Welsh, an art instructor at Newtown Senior Center, recently organized an exhibition of member’s works.

For three hours on November 9, any member of the senior center was welcome to show their original art, regardless of the medium. As a result, there were paintings including pieces done in acrylics, oils, mixed media, and watercolors; drawings, illustrations, woodwork and needlework presented in one of the multi-purpose rooms at 8 Simpson Street.

The majority of the pieces were by Welsh’s students, she said, but all were welcome to share their talents.

Mike Csanadi was one of the most prolific artists participating in last week’s presentation. Csanadi filled an entire bulletin board with his original drawings.

“Why not?” he said laughing. “They told me to bring in some pictures, so I did. Then they told me to bring in more, so I did again. Next thing I know, I’ve got this whole thing covered.”

His collection featured everything from a witch flying on a broom and popular Disney characters to holiday and sporting scenes. One drawing depicted The Great Danbury Fair, according to lettering across the top. A few others offered pond scenes, including one tranquil view of a fisherman in a small wooden boat.

Art by other senior center members was displayed around the room’s perimeter, on tabletops and racks. Welsh even shared a few of her paintings, including one landscape and one portrait.


Associate Editor Shannon Hicks can be reached at shannon@thebee.com.

Mike Csanadi may have been the most prolific artist with work on view during the recent one-day exhibition at Newtown Senior Center. Csanadi filled an entire bulletin board with his original drawings. —Bee Photos, Hicks
A playful cow painting by Theresa Dexter greeted guests as they arrived at the November 9 Newtown Senior Center Art Show.
Lynn Welsh, an art instructor at Newtown Senior Center, laughs during the recent exhibition she coordinated at the center. The upper painting next to her is one of her landscapes.
A wooden dump truck by Harold Patterson was also included in last week’s show. In the background is a needlework piece by Patterson’s wife Verna.
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