Museum encourages making time for art

By October 19, 2021October 20th, 2021In The News

Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier

Local artists Denise Howard and Doreen Cohen are scheduled to discuss how to fit art into daily life in “Making Time for Art,” a program held both at the Los Altos History Museum and via Zoom 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The two artists bring different perspectives on the subject. Howard, who holds a full-time job, has found ways to fit art into her daily life by regarding it as her second career rather than a hobby. Cohen, who had found outlets for artistic expression during her working years, turned her focus to art when she retired. Both are members of the Colored Pencil Society of America.

“Many people view a work of art and recollect how they drew when they were younger, but life got in the way. You hear the frustration and wistfulness in their voice,” Howard said. “Or they’re recently retired, or are empty-nesters and have the time to pursue art but don’t know where to begin. Or they think…cont.

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