Artists in Our Town
Sharing their Gifts*
a vision of Canadian watercolorist and
www.WorldArtTours.net creator Angela C. Roth McIntosh,
who has been inspired by
the landscapes and peoples around the world
and wants to share in the
wishes to provide
a framework that artists and groups from all around the world
may use to encourage the
between artists and local communities,
to enhance cultural richness, to promote understanding between peoples,
to encourage similar projects through the World Wide Web.
Artists in Our Town is about artists
sharing their art for the love of it without financial reward!
Usually the artists benefit in ways
that money could never buy and local communities benefit too!
of the most rewarding things that I have done in my life were sharing
my joy of painting with other people. I taught my sons grade 3
class art every Friday for a year . By the end of the year the
kids had learned so much but what I found was that they had inspired me
in many wonderful ways. The special present of their artistic
creations put together in a book, specially completed when I wasn't
there, are a gift I will treasure forever! I also taught my
daughter's french immersion school camp-eighty kids doing on location
painting in four groups in one day. It was unbelievably hectic
but I think that I had just as much fun as the kids! Recently I
have had the immense pleasure of painting weekly with a group of
seniors in my town. They have provided me with so much
inspiration and motivation! Giving to my
community seems to have benefited me as much as it did them!
Angie McIntosh (Creator of the
with seniors at the Sandbridge Painting Group
The Artists in ouR Town Project wishes to
artists already sharing their artistic gifts with their
the development of new projects within communities,
and assist in the creation
of new exchange programs through
a template for Artists-in-Residence Projects.
objective of Artists in our Town
Sharing their Gifts
is to use the World Wide Web
spread the flow of artistic exchange
through an interaction of
artists with local
while fostering the
development of participating artists
through the availability
of personal work-time, peer input,
opportunities, mentoring, and exhibition programs,
This project wishes to assist in
the creation of new free or minimal cost programs
and to recognize people in the
arts field who are already
sharing their gifts.
newly created artist-in-residence
artists will highlight unique geography and cultural heritage
enhance sustainable future development of locations around the world
inspiration, sharing, teaching, and the
of new works of art.
networking artists and communities!
SEE THE WORLD THROUGH
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to see original paintings of that area by world artists