Atenas art show has its roots in informal café gatherings

A transplanted Canadian woman has been sharing her artistic talent with Atenas residents, and now the result is an art show.

Mary Park (standing) discusses art with Hisano Bell and Ana Castillo.

The woman is Mary Park, a South African native who lived for years in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she was involved in music and art. She and her husband, Graham, moved to Atenas a year and a half ago, friends said.

Her students gather at a local café each Monday for instruction and enjoy each other’s company while creating their own masterpieces as watercolors or in oils.

The art show is Dec. 4 and 5 at the local Catholic church, and organizers hope to make it an annual event. A release said that 10 percent of the sales will be donated for leatherback turtle conservation.

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