Colonial Gardens presents Art in the Garden – June
Art in the Garden Friday, June 25th from 6pm-8pm.
About this Event: During Art in the Garden, our selected artist will feature a collection of his or her artwork that will be available for purchase. Our featured artist will be accompanied by live music for the event. We will have cocktails and food available for purchase in our market. This event is free to the public. We invite our guests to come support our featured artist, listen to live music in our courtyard, and enjoy Colonial Gardens with a drink in hand. Colonial Gardens will host Art in the Garden the last Friday of the month.
Upcoming Art in the Garden Dates:
July 30th, 2021
August 27th, 2021
September 24th, 2021
About the Artist: Sharon Wagner Sharon Wagner was born in a small town in the mid-west, Clinton, Missouri. As a child, she spent a lot of time outside playing. Sharon remembers her favorite place was sitting in the middle of a cherry tree just looking out on her world. When she moved away from that house, her daddy promised he’d plant a cherry tree for her. To be an artist, Sharon believes you have to take your mind to that favorite place and just look out on your world. When Sharon took art classes in high school, she met Mr. Roddy, her teacher that marched to a little different beat. He always encouraged them to view what they could see. One day in art class she remembers he painted a streak of gray across her perfect blue sky, and said, “The sky is not always blue.” Through the years she has learned that the world contains fascination and beauty; even in what some people would think is not beautiful. Sharon Wagner now lives in Lee’s Summit. She has spent most of her life teaching children from age six to eighteen. Sharon always found the
beauty in each and everyone of them. Now, she looks for beauty in objects that she chooses to paint, not just what is traditionally thought of as beautiful. A Quote from Sharon Wagner: “People say that I have talent; however, I believe talent is mostly a love of the challenging painting and the commitment to practice! Everyone is a amateur when they begin. I have developed my painting skills by finding an art class in Lee’s Summit with an inspiring teacher named Teddy Jackson. Teddy is encouraging and has a keen eye in recognizing what needs more practice!! She has also introduced me to the plein art community. I was privileged to take a week long workshop with one the plein air artists that I admire the most, Charlie Hunter. There are so many artist with experiences to share as we all go on this journey called art.”
Colonial Gardens is a proud partner of Summit Art. A special thank you to Summit Art for partnering with Colonial Gardens and introducing us to some incredible artists.