Community responds to needs of young artists

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By The Staff

On behalf of young artists throughout the region, I would like to thank the multitude of individuals and organizations who have donated “recycled art” camp supplies. Those who have helped make the camps and neighborhood outreach programs possible for our youth are too numerous to name.

We have received donations from generous folks in Lancaster, Kershaw, Heath Springs, Buford, Fort Lawn, Chester, Great Falls, Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Indian Land, Rock Hill, and elsewhere.

The outpouring of support has been tremendous and the young artists attending the camps are learning the value of communities helping each other in addition to the usual lessons of recycling.

Camps in Kershaw, Indian Land, Fort Mill and Lancaster have already taken place and the students have created incredible works of art from materials that would have otherwise gone unused.

Upcoming summer camps include Great Falls as well as the areas already served and the donations received will benefit the students throughout the summer. Year-round neighborhood camps in Lancaster will be enriched through the generosity and kindness of the people in our region.

Many thanks to all of you for your help in making these valuable experiences available to our youngest citizens. You are invited to view some of the works of art by the “campers” on July 11 from 6-8 p.m. at Bob Doster’s Gallery, 217 E. Gay St.

Cherry Doster