Arts, Dining & Entertainment

EMMA artists talks, give demos

Courtesy of CMAC

“Cardinal” is a painted wood carving by Christine Townsend, this week’s EMMA artist featured at Compass Music & Arts Center.

Sunday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. — BRANDON — The artists of the Rutland-based group EMMA (East Mountain Mentoring Artists) will conduct a series of artist talks, demos and classes to share their breadth of artistic skill and experience. The series will take place on Sunday afternoons at the Compass Music and Arts Center while their exhibit, “What EMMA Loves,” is on display. All events are free.

This week, Sept. 13, 1 p.m., painter Karen Seward and wood sculptor Christine Townsend will give a demonstration and discuss their work. Seward will talk about how her paintings have evolved and give a demonstration using oils to show her process and unique use of and experience with color. Townsend will demonstrate techniques she uses in bringing her animal wood carvings to life.

Future artist talks include: Ann McFarren and Christine Holzschuh on Sept. 20; Mary Crowley on Sept. 27 and Oct. 18; and Heather Shay and Lowell Snowdon Klock on Oct. 4.

Compass Music and Arts Center is located at Park Village, 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. For more info, visit

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