Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
y, July 13, 1979 THE LFTHIIIIDGE HERAtD 21 In My Opinion By CHRISTINE PUHL Herald Staff Writer TJUKING a recent painting class which'was held at the Bowman Arts Centre, I discovered to my utter surprise that I actually could express myself with paint and brush. Not having taken art since elementary school and entering the class with a firm belief that I couldn't even draw a realistic telephone pole, didn't help my failing courage. What a frustrating night that first lesson was. Of course this was only because of the naivete of a person on the brink of becoming involved in the art of paint- ing. Many people would never eyen think of taking a painting course, just for the simple reason that it takes so-called talent to 'paint. They are'so wrong. If painting a full page and it looks a mess then just pick out the one or two things that are pleasing for you to look at and blot out the rest. It could be surprising what you find yourself liking. Those who are skeptical at this way of finding artistic value may say, "well I don't know which colors belong together or which draw the most attention." There are many schools of thought in painting and if you find a certain color combination pleasing, then there is no one to tell you it is absolutely wrong. Or if you stand a distance from a picture and one item specifically catches your attention, that is the centre of attraction and decide how it can be cen- tralized or dispersed evenly. By the third lesson I was intrigued with mixing one color from its lightest to darkest shades and matching this with the same range of another related color. I found myself so completely involved with get- ting smooth curvy lines in a plant that absolutely noth- ing around me could interfere. When I was Interrupt- ed, the whole silent bubble around me seemed to pop. Activities like painting and music could prove to be just the hide-away your mind needs to escape for at least a moment, the frustrating world in which we live today. In my opinion children should learn, how to enjoy these cultural activities while they are young. That does not mean just learning them at school but by the parents putting them in a cultural atmosphere as well. How many parents have read their children poet- ry and projected its feeling of excitement or tranquil- ity? Do any evenings consist of sitting around singing or playing instruments together? While in junior high school I always thought art and painting were for students who wanted easy marks. My parents encouraged me the same way. How wrong we were. Can you blame the younger generation for revolt- ing from the business and money mad atmosphere they are placed in? Of course every person needs to earn money to provide for himself but that does not need to be his total involvement. Drugs for many young people can be a quick means of turning on to culture. Many claim poetry, painting and music are so beautiful and tranquil un- der the influence of drugs, because their built in in- hibitions to these activities can be instantly wiped away. Let's not turn our children into top heavy walking computers. Try a little culture on yourself and watch your children follow suit. Women9 s Club Installs New Officers HALIFAX (CP) Charlotte] VanDine of Montreal was elected president of the Cana- dian Federation of Business and Professional W o in e n 's Clubs here. Miss VanDine succeeds Mar- garet Ashdown "of Toronto and will hold office for two years. Other officers elected were: Beth Aulin of Kamloops, B.C., first vice-president: KatlUeen Score, London, Out., Ruth Adams, Victoria, B.C., and Ma- thilde deBonville, Quebec City, rice-presidents; and Joan Wil- son, honorary secretary-treas- urer. Provincial presidents elected were: Alberta. Helen VerdiD, Edmonton; British Columbia, Lois Haggen, Grand Forks; Manitoba, Jean Mitchell, Winni- peg; Newfoundland, Elizabeth Holland, St. John's; New Bruns- wick, Irma Webb, Moncton; Nova Scotia, Jessie Fraser, Liv- erpool; Prince Edward Island, Ethel J. Sutherland, Charlotte- town; Quebec, Marcelle Savard, Chicoutimi; Saskatchewan, Bet- ty Sexty, Regina. Forthcoming Marriages Mr. and Mrs. George Carroll ;ake pleasure in announcing .he forthcoming marriage of their only daughter, Colleen a, to Mr. Bob Miedema, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Miedema, all of Lethbridge. The wedding will take place on August 15 at 2 p.m. in Mc- Mlop United Church. cLocal Hi Neighbor Club will hold a (re-stampede, outdoor, oldtime and modern dance, Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the spacious rear of 418 15th St. S. n case of ram the dance will held in the Japanese United Jhurch, 9 Ave. and 9 St. N. liose attending are requested a dress western and bring awn chairs and friends. Coffee and punch will be supplied. Fomen are pleased asked to ring box lunch. Everyone wel- come. LOBSTER OPERATION you want to remove the obster meat from cooked lobs- er tails do it this way: Use kitchen scissors to cut through the thick membrane on the un- derside of the shell and remove; peel back the hard shell with one hand and pull the meat to- ward you with the other hand. CLEARING COMPLETE STOCK OF SUMMER MERCHANDISE ALL DRESSES IN STOCK ONE RACK OF SHELLS Reg. 5.00 to 9.00 "54 Price SUITS UBS Price COATS Vi Price PANT DRESSES A loroe iclcclion, all washable '3 Oil BLOUSES A URGE SELECTION Reg. 5.00 and up SALE 20% SHORTS Reg. i.OO and up SAVE off UP TO SLIMS JEANS Reg, 5.00 and up SALE MM NOW AND UP Y FORTREL SLIMS Regularly 16.00 SALE Cardigan Sweaters Regular 9.00 and up A LARG! SELECTION NOW ,o Off LINGERIE 25% A URGE SELECTION -LINGERIES SETS BABY DOLLS -OUSTERS DORETA LADIES1 WEAR 602 3rd Avenue S. 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