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Eco-Artist Featured in New Hampshire Magazine

July 25, 2011

The Margret and H.A. Rey Center is offering a week-long Eco-Art Camp for children August 1-5.  Local artist, Cynthia Robinson (right), will host the camp, “Creating Nature Studios.” 

In the August issue of New Hampshire Magazine, Robinson is featured in an article by Cote Laramie, “An Artistic Path to Nature, Local Eco-Artist at ‘Eight Days of Weeks‘ Festival.”

Laramie wrote, “In her early 20s, Cynthia Robinson knew what she wanted to be, “a starving artist, living in a New York loft,” and what she did not want to be, an art teacher.  Right after college, however, she began teaching and that became her career.  For 20 years she painted on the side, but then began to wonder why she was even doing it. Then she attended graduate school and realized she had been limiting herself. Art could mean more than just painting for aesthetics.  It could mean different media connecting different people to their natural environments.

“Robinson will be just one of many local artists at the White Mountain Cultural Festival: Eight Days of Weeks that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act, the law signed by President William Howard Taft that enabled the federal government to pruchase and preserve the White Mountain National Forest…”

Pick-up a copy of New Hampshire Magazine to read the rest of Cote Laramie’s story about Robinson.

You can meet Cynthia Robinson in person at Eco-Art Camp!  The camp is for children ages 5-12 and will meet Monday through Friday, August 1-5, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Curious George Cottage (7 Noon Peak Road, Waterville Valley).  Campers will use their imagination to help design and construct a place along the Curious George Cottage Nature Trail where children and families can make art in nature.  Campers will work as a team drawing, mapping, and imagining ways to gather and store natural materials that visitors can use to make art along the trail.  And, campers will create their own story of the trail and their creations. 

The cost for the week-long program is $150 per child ($130 for Rey Center members). 

Pre-registration is required by emailing the Rey Center at [email protected], or calling 603-236-3308.

Transportation and extended care is available through the Waterville Valley Recreation Department.  Call 603-236-4695.

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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