• Kalico Speckled Trout

    Posted in Blog by Brooke Trout

    Over the last five months I have been volunteering for the community art center nonprofit Kalico located on the beautiful downtown Main Street in Kalispell, Montana. As both a volunteer and member I have truly enjoyed the wide variety of arts that this center offers to the community at large. It has truly opened my eyes to the unlimited possibilities of arts and crafts. I have done everything from candle making and leather working to pottery sculpting and even trying completely fresh mediums like acrylic pouring.

    On September 2nd I was invited to host a drink and draw event at Kalico. This event is held the first Thursday of every month. Guests are encouraged to bring their own beverage. On my first night hosting I decided we would draw with chalk pastels on watercolor paper with the theme of owls. I even shared some googly eyes for those who felt whimsical, and there was plenty of whimsy to be found. Probably one of the most unique owls was a baby Yoda!

    I have also participated as a guest at a drink and draw for the month of October. We received many prompts on drawing ideas, all with a Halloween theme in mind. It was really fun making new friends and seeing familiar faces and we were having so much fun the time really flew by.

    My next class that I’ll be hosting with be a Saturday Session on November 13th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. These, again, are a regular event at Kalico, happening every weekend unless the class is cancelled due to poor attendance which I’ve found is extremely rare! I think really the reason behind that is there is such a wide variety of classes that are being offered. So don’t be shy, come on down and participate!

    On November 5th my painting Plata Y Oro will be in Kalico’s Members Only Exhibition. The show will run through January 29th of next year.

    Finally you may have noticed that I have not posted in a while. I’m excited to be able to share with you what I’ve been up to recently and hope to see you soon. Thanks as always for your continued love and support!

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