Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to announce an upcoming seminar series: “Recreation for All.” Healthy and creative recreation is a necessary part of our lives, and some of the best opportunities sometimes go unnoticed. The U.S. Army Corps is partnering with a group of local artists, gardeners, and educators to present ideas for inexpensive but meaningful recreation.
These seminars will take place at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on the first 4 Tuesdays in July. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, 2 July: Layering Color
7:00 p.m. Paint Sticks and Pastels, Carol Kessler
7:30 p.m. Paper Folding Art, Maggie Garner
Tuesday, 9 July: Food for Thought
7:00 p.m. Pastry Art, Jodi Allen
7:30 p.m. Backyard Bird Feeders, Cheryl Modzelewski
Tuesday, 16 July: Something from Nothing
7:00 p.m. Fabric and Paper Art, Jane Rood
7:30 p.m. Acrylics and Crocheting, Bobbie Dimock
Tuesday, 23 July: Trash to Treasure
7:00 p.m. Fairy Gardens, Darla Stanford
7:30 p.m. Container Gardening, Kathy Isley
Each of the speakers will share a 20-minute presentation about a favorite recreation activity, followed by 10 minutes for questions and answers. Recreation is incredibly important as it helps us to deal with the stresses of life. These knowledgeable members of the Shelbyville community would like to present some of the positive and pleasant activities that they enjoy. The seminars are free and open to everyone, of every age.
For additional information, please contact the Lake Shelbyville Interpretive Services and Outreach Department at 217-774-3951, ext. 2.
Carol is the proprietor of Flourishes gallery and Studio in Shelbyville, and created many of the painted figures around town.
Maggie’s work can be seen at Flourishes Gallery and Studio.
Jodi is the co-owner of ICED in downtown Shelbyville.
Cheryl is a long-time volunteer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Shelbyville.
Jane is a retired EIU math instructor who in retirement has discovered a love for creating art using fiber and paper.
Bobbie is an avid crocheter. She also enjoys painting with acrylics and mixed media.
Darla is a University of Illinois Master Gardner and works for Shelby County Tourism.
Kathy is a University of Illinois Master Gardner and is the owner of Whitewater Gardens in Shelbyville.