ArtVenture Raises Money For Girl Scouts

By: Bill Steckis Email
By: Bill Steckis Email

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Brush strokes breathe life.

Clay molds beauty.

Creases on paper evolve to Origami art.

Art brightens the room and it's all to raise money for the Girls Scouts.

It's called art-venture and it pairs local artists with Girl Scouts. They work on art projects together. Then they auction off the projects to raise money.

"They get to learn about invention and adapting a piece of paper. It they make a mistake, they invent something new...I love working with the kids," said local artist Linda Stephan who worked with Girl Scouts on an origami project. She and other local artistS donate their own work to help the cause.

"They get to see their works of art on display in a gallery museum setting and then they learn about philanthropy because the art is auctioned off. Although it's hard to see the art go to another home, they learn that this is how you give back to your community," said Girls Scouts of Nebraska Spokesperson Theresa Cassaday.

"I just love giving back. It's really fun to give back," said Isabella Villanueva, Girl Scout.

"It's not like you can just walk up to an artist and say hey can you teach me some stuff today? It's really fun to work with a person that knows what they are doing and is going to help you. It's fun do do," said Erin Lais, Girl Scout.

It's been said that a good painting is like a friend who comforts and inspires...sounds a lot like this endeavor. Organizers expect to raise $40,000 at the event which begins at 3:00 PM Sunday at the Lied Center in Lincoln.

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