Thursday, March 23, 2017

Art Up Front Street.... recreating the garden

Bruce Jones artist and maker building 4 benches for the garden

Original garden design by Renee Carmen of Mandeville Canyon Designs for New Outlook Teen Center.
At Art Up Front Street, we love the idea of regenerating the ideas of those that came before us...especially in this case. The original garden design behind the studios was done as a volunteer project for New Outlook Teen Center by Renee Carmen of Mandeville Canyon Designs sometime around 2008. Several volunteers and teens worked to make the garden a place of calm well as fun.
Over the years the planting boxes, flower beds and furniture took a hit from the elements. The bottom photo shows the original layout of a stone checkerboard design (which still exists)...hopefully our "renovation" will do that space justice.
Bruce Jones, (top photo) Exeter artist and maker, is working on new benches. Thank you, Bruce. Most of the wood being used in the benches is reclaimed from past teen center projects. In the coming days (and hopefully as the temperatures rise to summer) we will plan art events in a place that so many had a part in creating.

Mark your calendar for our first big spring art show Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13. Come by and tell us what you think.

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