Local women picked up paint brushes and learned how to create a masterpiece from an empty canvas today.
Kelly Smith travels around the Northwoods hosting painting events. Gallery on the Go with Kelly provides canvases, paint, and personal guidance to help people create new works of art. Smith says the lack of local painting opportunities like this inspired her to start teaching her classes.
"When I first started doing gallery on the go, I started it because most of the events were either out of town or on week nights in the evenings," said Smith. She gives step-by-step instructions to her students and makes sure to pay attention to every detail.
Nora Towne says the class helped her and her daughter bond over a fun activity.
"It's very important, especially with today. Most of them are on either their computers or the tablets," said Towne. "It's nice to have that one-on-one time to just sit down, talk to them, how are things going. Be able to have that open dialogue and something fun to do together."
RHINELANDER - Salvation Army organizations across the country set out their red buckets and bells, including spots right in the Northwoods.
However, the local Mincoqua, Tomahawk and Rhinelander Salvation Armies are short of volunteers in the coming week.
Kettle Coordinator Kim Swisher said that last year, Rhinelander's Salvation Army surpassed their goal of $40,000 with help from volunteers. So this year, the organization is amping up the goal after raising $52,000 in 2018.
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