If there’s a will, there’s a way. Although they may claim the art scene is declining in the Rio Grande valley, a few local artists are trying to bring the arts back. This week they meet at the South Padre Island Community Center. They’re accompanied and led by Michael Clark, a renowned artist and member of the American Impressionist Society.
Clark says, “art just brings a sense of happiness and joy. That’s what I try to convey in my work.”
Due to the lack of interest in art and lessons, a few individuals are getting together and trying to have public workshops that would encourage the arts.
Organizer of this movement, Judee Koester Soendker, says, “So we organized this workshop… all of these artists are intermediate to advanced…. Hopefully that’s a beginning here to bring more people into our area.”
“It’s all about letting go. Finding your colors and find the beauty in everything,” adds local artist Lourdes Schoelkoph.
And even though it may be intimidating to be around professional equipment, lots of paint, and even higher-level artists, it’s never too late to learn practice the arts.
For more information about these workshops you can contact Soendker directly 956-642-6833.
You may also contact the SPI Community Center for dates and details.