Walton County Snowbirds meet for art and friendship

Published: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 09:09 AM.

The workshop is about camaraderie as much as it is about art. During the weekly meetings, the group gathers in a circle to share work and open the floor for discussion and positive critique.

"It helps everyone learn," said Ohmart. "We're all just artists in progress."

Much of the workshop's members even get together outside of the class. Earlier this week, a small group took a field trip of sorts to Justin Gaffrey's studio in Santa Rosa Beach.

"I couldn't wait to get home and slap some acrylic on a big canvas," said Gehrke.

This week was special for the group as their new t-shirt design was unveiled. Bill McKnight, a retired high school art teacher from Ontario, Canada, took the time to design the logo, which turned out to be an abstract waterfall that incorporated member's names.

"I get inspired by everybody in this group," Young said. "It's a great way to make friends." 

WANT TO GO? As the season winds down, you can learn more about the Walton County Snowbirds and events by visiting www.waltoncountysnowbirds.com. 

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