Artists to cre­ate in dif­fer­ent scener­ies

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY -

ART en­thu­si­asts gath­ered at Can­non­vale Beach on Tues­day morn­ing to sim­ply paint away the daily stresses of life.

Whit­sun­day artists, The Heartists, re­ceived a grant from Ac­tive in Parks, a pro­gram that en­cour­ages Aus­tralians to step out­side.

The grant was used to pur­chase sev­eral easels, sketch­books and chairs.

About 10 peo­ple at­tended the beach on Tues­day to make use of the new prod­ucts and Heartist Belinda Curry said they would now take to work­ing out­side on a Tues­day each fort­night at 10am.

“We en­cour­age ev­ery­one to come along and will even­tu­ally move to dif­fer­ent places. Many peo­ple, par­tic­u­larly el­derly peo­ple, feel iso­lated in their homes. There’s a so­cial as­pect to it not just an artis­tic one,” she said.

Heartists are a group of lo­cal artists who aim to pro­vide ther­apy through cre­ativ­ity, with many of the mem­bers suf­fer­ing from a health con­di­tion.

The group will next meet on June 16, at Can­non­vale Beach, at 10am.

LIFE’S A BEACH: Art en­thu­si­asts had a peace­ful morn­ing at Can­non­vale Beach.

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