Constance Alexander: Mosaic garden project helps ensure that adults with disabilities are not overlooked

Debi Henry Danielson places a box of 3 by 6-inch blocks on the table and says, “I can’t wait to start piecing it together.” Neither can her volunteers from Murray’s WATCH Inc., a local organization that assists adults with disabilities in becoming fully integrated into the community. They are working on pieces of a community mosaic — a garden of sorts — that will be on permanent...

Constance Alexander: Art of outreach is a give-and-take process, highlighted by Side by Side project

Lily Higgins stacked boxes in a pyramid and iced the surface with scads of glue glitter and pompoms to create “Racetrack Birthday Cake.” Garrison Kelly turned a piece of wood into a graceful mallet and used colored pencils to trim the ridges with a rainbow of blue, purple, yellow and orange. Jayson Walker’s inventive inclinations were sparked by storytelling, and he created a book called “Spiritual...

Constance Alexander: New facility provides more opportunities for interaction for Murray Art Guild

When the Murray Art Guild acquired the Linn House on 6th Street in 1971, the organization had reason to be proud. The Queen Anne style residence — constructed in 1899-1900 — featured a spacious wrap-around porch, pedimented gables with fish-scaled shingles, and a splendid cupola. For years, the historic location served the organization’s needs, but keeping up with repairs to an old house...

Constance Alexander: No starving artists among Murray State University art entrepreneurs

“Art after College” was the discussion topic at Murray Art Guild Friday night. Six alumna of Murray State University’s Department of Art gathered with former and current students and faculty to reflect on what they learned about art, life and work at MSU and how it affects their lives today. I am happy to report – and not at all surprised to say – there was not a starving artist among them. Laurie...