Art is part of everyday life and, nature inspires art. The Abington Area Community Park will showcase outdoor art signs that are to become a permanent display along its lakeside Earth Art Trail path. The artists, Leela Baikadi, of Dalton, Joan Mead Matsui of Clarks Summit and Jennifer Brandon of Waverly, used different mediums (watercolor, oil, Chigirie) to highlight three different themes of what can be found at the park: Woodland Animals, Aviary Life and Aquatic Life. This project was supported by a Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Grant, a program of the Lackawanna County Commissioners and the Lackawanna County Council on Arts Culture and Education.
Graphic artist Marie King donated her professional services handling many design details which make these signs become outdoor exhibit pieces. Premier quality scanning and lamination of these paintings were done by Lizza Studios, Forty Fort. Dalton Lumber Do-It Center donated the sign materials.
The Abington Area Joint Recreation Board will host an autumn arts and entertainment event at Abington Park where folks can view the art signs and connect with friends, share in the free crafts and activities and listen to live music performance.
The Hillside Harvest Moon Fest at Abington Park will take place Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Consider carpooling for parking ease.
This Fest will be offered due to many Abington park member groups' support of the community. These Abington groups are: The Dog Park, Community Garden, Community Classroom, Youth Soccer League, Girls Softball League and the Abington Community Library's Teen Leadership Committee.
Other activities offered:
Live painting of landscapes and more by the Plein Air Artists of the Abingtons, led by Debbie Hamby.
Food vendors: Abington Lions Club and Duffy's Coffeehouse.
Pumpkin' Chunkin' demonstration in the lake hosted by Abington Youth Soccer.
Agility Dog Training demos at the Dog Park
Hit entertainment of the Home Run Derby, coordinated by Abington Area Girls Softball League
Autumn and the arts at the park: bring a blanket, chair and camera – encourage your children to bring a sketchpad if they want.