We are excited to be a part of the February Art Walk in downtown Tillamook sponsored by Art Accelerated. Art Accelerated is a group that is really at the forefront of all things “Art” happening in Tillamook. A new art gallery on Third Street is really only a part of what they do. Be sure to check out their classes at the Extension Office, Paint Nights and Open Mic Nights.
This month they are hosting the 2nd Downtown Art Walk of 2018. Take a stroll through downtown and visit the shops who are each featuring an artist. Our shop has a dozen or so local artists who feature their work in our shop. So last month, we just directed the walkers around our shop to showcase what we already have on a daily basis. The talent in our community runs deep!
This month we thought we’d feature some artists a little closer to home; my kids, Chloe and Callan Rieger (Cindy’s grandkids). I have three kids, but two these two are particularly interested in all things artistic. I joke that the talent skipped a generation, as I do not have an artistic bone in my body, but obviously, my mom does, as does her mother and grandmothers. And my brother, and my aunt…. hmmm…basically everyone but me! haha! In all of them, I admire the ability to pick up a pencil, crayon, paintbrush, or flower and do something wonderful with it. It’s truly a gift and they are blessed to have “the touch.”
So Callan and Chloe will be painting LIVE in Sunflower Flats during Saturday’s Downtown Art Walk from 1-3pm. I thought it would be fun to tell you a little bit about what these kids had to say about Art. First up, is Callan’s little interview:
As you can tell from the photo, Callan’s favorite things are frogs, fish, bugs, snakes, lizards…you get the idea. He has blank paper and several sets of colored pencils in the third seat of our car at all times. Usually when we are driving, he is drawing and coloring, and will take these supplies into restaurants, church, sporting events and to Sunflower Flats if he goes to work with me. Also another set of supplies sits on our kitchen island at all times! Callan is 6 years old and in 1st grade at Liberty School in Tillamook.
Mom: Callan, what are your favorite things to draw and paint?
Callan: Snakes, frogs, sunsets, flowers, ocean scenes.
Mom: Is that what you’ll be painting during Saturday’s Art Walk?
Mom: Will you be painting from a picture or will the idea come from your head?
Callan: The ideas will come from my brain. When I walk around on my adventures, I get ideas. Sometimes I sit on a stump and think about them to really get them stuck in my brain.
Mom: What are your favorite art mediums?
Callan: colored pencils and acrylic paints. I like oil pastels because they are bright, but they are sometimes too big and make my picture too messy. I like colored pencils because you can make thin lines but make them thicker if you want to.
Mom: What have you learned about watching the show “Art Beat?” (this DVR’s at our house on a daily basis)
Callan: I like watching what other people can do and I learned that what you think are big mistakes can become good mistakes.
Mom: Where are your favorite places to make art?
Callan: I like Great Grandma Linda’s and Grandpa Ted’s sunroom for painting, but mostly I like any place that’s quiet and I can think about what I’m doing.
Mom: What is your favorite subject in school?
Mom: What is your favorite food?
Callan: Shrimp and ice cream. It’s a tie.
Mom: What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not at school?
Callan: Have adventures in the creek finding frogs, tadpoles and just getting wet.
Mom; Are you excited to paint at Sunflower Flats on Saturday?
Callan: Yes. It will be fun!