Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Member News

America's YMCAs are preparing for Y Arts Week, Nov 5 to 12 and the Hazleton YM/YWCA is letting its artistic side show. On Friday, Nov. 9 there will be an autumn landscape art project facilitated by Artist Kathy Dobash, proprietor of Beauty Flower Poem. This workshop takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. and is for children ages 5 to 13. The workshop is open to the first 20 participants registered. There is no charge to particpate in the workshop, thanks to the support of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PPA). State government funding comes through an annual appropriation by Pennsylvania's General Assembly and from the National Endowent for the Arts, a federal agency. In this region The Scranton Area Foundation administers PPA.

On Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., there will be a First Night Hazleton 2008 Procession of Colors Banner workshop. This is also free to anyone wishing to make his or her contribution. The banners will be carried in a procession during the First Night Hazleton 2008 festivities. This artistic endeavor is facilitated by Dobash.

"As the country's largest community service organization, the YMCA is becoming the leading arts programming provider in the country," said Jason Shinder, director of arts and umanities, YMCA of the USA.

"YMCAs understand that arts education is helping to nhance the American workforce of the future. It has been proven to increase students' cognitive development, to motivate and inspire discipline, to enhance confidence and inventiveness, andt to hone communication and problem-solving skills," Shinder said.

The Hazleton YM/YWCA is an agency of the United Way and it's mission is to empower men, women and children to realize their fllest potential through programs and services that develop their mind, body and spirit.

No one is turned away because they cannot pay and financial assistance forms are available at the front desk of the main facility at 75 S. Church St.

Call 570-455-2046 to learn more about the Hazleton YM/YWCA.

About Beauty Flower Poem Kathy Dobash is an abstract expressionistic artist. Dobash opened her new business. Beauty Flower Poem, October 5, 2006. Workshops are provided in her studio or she can go on the road with her ART ON THE GO philosophy of providing art experiences anywhere for all ages. The workshops are personalized and designed for artists of all abilities. Customers enjoy a relaxed atmosphere of fun with these activities: workshops, birthday parties, employee team building training, community projects, and conference presentations. Plans for local school field trips to Beauty Flower Poem will include student participation in art critiques, art production, art history and discussion about art topics. Her art is sold on her website, http://www.beautyflowerpoem.etsy.com Notecards designed by Kathy and her mother, Marie Dobash,are featured.

View my commercials "Brush Strokes" on http://ssptv.com/live click on "Beauty Flower Poem"

Please note.....Beauty Flower Poem has moved to a larger location within the Markle Building:

Suite 428

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