Daily Astrology-Inspired Meditation with Karen Parkman

Thank you to Karen Parkman, WBCA’s evening and weekend receptionist, for sharing her passion for astrology and mindfulness practices with the community through the Mindfulness Moments attached to recent virtual creative care packages.    Meditation is an incredible tool for staying grounded and centered throughout the day. Meditation can help…

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Swedish Rusks from Sue Ahlcrona

Sue Ahlcrona is a WBCA champion and emeritus Board member. This recipe for Swedish Rusks was her mother Ruth’s. Paired with it are two Swedish artworks: a painting by Carl Larssen, and a heart-filled tapestry (artist unknown) picturing a couple on horseback.    Ruth’s Swedish Rusks 1/2 cup butterI cup…

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Galloway Culinary

You are going to want to do more than just look at what Ken Galloway has been making.  Ken’s Galloway Culinary Facebook page is full of recipes, videos, and new ideas for your taste buds. Below are pictures he shared of past work and the story behind each:

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May 2: Celebrate World Labyrinth Day with these two at-home activities

Join thousands of people around the world celebrating World Labyrinth Day at 1:00 PM in their local time zone. Last year over 5900 people in 30 different countries participated, including at WBCA.  Make it count! Send a photo of your labyrinth or labyrinth experience to wbca@whitebeararts.org, or post it on Instagram…

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Two Poems from Oludare D. Obadiya: National Poetry Month

Oludare D. Obadiya was a 2019 WriteNow! high school creative writing contest winner and slated to read as part of WBCA’s April poetry night celebrating National Poetry Month. Here are two poems he’d like to share, virtually instead:   “The Ballad of the Aliens” By Oludare D. Obadiya For centuries…

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Mask Making with WBCA

In addition to being useful, mask making can be fun, and the fabrics may add a splash of much-needed color. Below are examples for sewn and no-sew masks from the WBCA community:  Staff members Gina Giambruno and Abigail Thompson sent in these photos of masks they’re making at home. Here…

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Karen’s WBCA Picks: Back to the “Classics”

Click here for Karen’s Spiced Red Lentil Soup recipe mentioned in the interview at the bottom of the page.  By Karen Parkman, WBCA Receptionist & Office Assistant Many of us are looking for meaningful ways to fill our extra hours at home these days. Instead of spending our evenings agonizing…

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Painting Demo Video with Lisa Fertig, WBCA Instructor

Lisa Fertig’s watercolor landscape teaching video is below!  WBCA is keeping in touch with its professional teaching artists to see how their work is impacted during coronavirus isolation. Lisa Fertig, who teaches painting for a range of ability levels, reflects below on redefining goals and allowing more creativity to flow…

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Reflections with WBCA Teaching Artist Sylvia Benson

by Sylvia Benson During this time of Covid-19, I am staying home and been trying some new techniques with my alcohol inks. It’s rather calming to know that you don’t have to be anywhere. I experimented with running the inks together and was impressed with the effect it had. Also,…

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Learn Zentangle with Sue Swanson

It’s safe to say we could all use some relaxing, meditative art practices right about now. WBCA artist Sue Swanson is here to help. Along with jewelry classes, Sue teaches Zentangle art at WBCA, a meditative doodling practice. Sue noted how many artists are having to cancel classes and events,…

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