Watercolor workshops at historical society

July 23 and July 27


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— In conjunction with its summer arts exhibit, Sparta Historical Society presents its community program with guest curator and local artist, Toni Chaplin. Two watercolor workshops have been scheduled at the Sparta Library basement on Monday, July 23 and Friday, July 27 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Bring your own supplies (watercolor paints and brushes) including a bag lunch. There is a class limit of 18. Each painting class will have a different subject matter, so you may choose one class or both. Cost per class is $45 for Sparta Historical member, $50 for nonmembers. For reservations, call 973-726-0883 or email spartahistoricalsocnj@gmail.com

A long time Sparta resident, Chaplin began painting very young. She received her first art award during high school and had her first sale at age 14. She has become proficient in watercolor and acrylic and paints in a rich and realistic style. She states “The beauty of nature and our surroundings is what mostly influences me and I express myself through painting each piece exactly as I see it. This is what is most important to me. My paintings are mostly of landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, floral, still life and architecture, including farms and houses.”

Chaplin, a well known Sussex County artist, will be exhibiting her watercolor paintings of nature and local sites at the Van Kirk Homestead Museum at 336 Main Street (Rte. 517, use Middle School Driveway), Sparta as part of the ongoing community educational displays sponsored by the Sparta Historical Society. This painting exhibit, called “Sussex County Views: The Art of Toni Chaplin” will be open for viewing at the Van Kirk Homestead Museum on Sundays; July 22, August 12 and 26 from 1 to 4 PM. The artist will attend each of these dates (except Aug.28 closing date) at 2 PM to give an informal talk about her paintings. For further details or group reservations, call 973-726-0883 or Email: spartahistoricalsocnj@gmail.com. Utility funding has been made available in part by the NJ Historical Commission through the County History Partnership Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council.



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