Green Light Art Studios Week in Greencastle May 29-June 4

Monday, May 29, 2017
Green Light Art Studios participants from the Putnam County Comprehensive Services celebrate after Greencastle Mayor Bill Dory (second from right) declares the week of May 29-June 4 Green Light Art Studios Week in Greencastle during a Friday morning ceremony. Joining in the celebration were PCCS Executive Director Andrew Ranck, PCCS Board member Matt Welker, Dean Gambill of the Putnam County Community Foundation, Nancy Mark of the Putnam County Visitor Bureau, Lisa Mock of the Putnam County Museum and Barbara Timm of the Putnam County Arts Council.
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By mayoral proclamation the period May 29 through June 4 has been proclaimed Green Light Art Studios Week in Greencastle.

Celebrating six months of operation, Green Light Art Studios, a division of Putnam County Comprehensive Services (PCCS), invited its community partners to a presentation of the mayoral proclamation by Greencastle Mayor Bill Dory Friday at the PCCS Center.

Green Light Art Studios provides an artistic outlet for the people PCCS serves in both Greencastle and Greenwood. The art work created, many of which are collaborative pieces, are made available for sale to the community through partnerships with the Putnam County Visitors Center, the Greencastle Arts Council, Greencastle Farmers Market and the Putnam County Museum.

Funds raised from the sale of the artwork are shared with the artists and a small portion of the sales also returns to PCCS for the operation of the studios. Additional start-up funding was provided by grants from the United Way of Putnam County and the Putnam County Community Foundation. Local residents and businesses have donated most of the materials used in the creation of the art, and Green Light Art Studios pride themselves as a “Green Upcycled” program.

On the Square each First Friday and First Saturday Farmer’s Market the Studios show their art at a gallery space created at the Putnam County Visitors Center. The gallery space is both indoors and outdoors, weather permitting.

Additionally, the Putnam County Museum has selected and installed some of the original pieces in its gallery space and has prints of the works available for sale in the gift shop. Conspire, a local shop featuring Indiana artists, has selected Green Light Studios as its featured artists for June with dedicated space in the store.

At First Friday on June 2, Greenlight Studios will toast the artists at 4:30 p.m. at the Visitors Center Gallery before the evening’s events begin. Conspire will also be celebrating the art and artists the same evening between 5 and 7 p.m.

On June 6, the museum will host a celebration with the artists at 4 p.m.

The community is invited to all of these events.

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