PLANT CITY, January 11, 2019 – East Hillsborough Art Guild and the East Hillsborough Historical Society are pleased to announce their collaboration in a Community Outreach initiative. The project will provide free art resources and instruction at the historic 1914 High School in Plant City.
Art course offerings for single parents and their children will be scheduled beginning in April. This broad community outreach will provide opportunities to create art and learn about the impact of consumer choice on our environment.
“The 1914 High School will provide a space where children have unique and diverse art experiences. Imagine the young architects of our future expanding their perspectives in the same place that preserves documents and artifacts from our past. That’s powerful”, says Shelby Bender, President and Executive Director of East Hillsborough Historical Society.
“We look forward to helping children explore their creative potential in a setting that triggers their interest in art and the environment. For example, the program will offer children and their parents the opportunity to use non-traditional materials in their art”, says Loretta Burns, President of East Hillsborough Art Guild. “This approach helps participants learn how to be flexible, expand their view of available options, and solve problems. Thus, the program will have a positive impact on both participants and the community.”
Since Plant City is in close proximity to Polk and Pasco counties, the program is expected to have regional appeal.
About East Hillsborough Art Guild: The Guild uses art as a vehicle to provide an environment for positive impact in the community.
About East Hillsborough Historical Society: Through historic preservation of the 1914 high school building in Plant City, the Historical Society has developed an arts and culture center which includes the Classroom Gallery.