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Judy Lopez, a recreation attendant with Tarawa Terrace Community Center, and her daughter Felicity hold up characterized drawings of themselves during the third annual art show hosted by Tarawa Terrace Community Center, Marine Corps Community Services aboard the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune housing area, June 11. There were 129 works of art from 50 artists displayed on walls row by row at the event from 5 p.m. to 7p.m.

Service members and families viewed and critiqued a variety of art during the 3rd annual Art Show hosted by Tarawa Terrace Community Center, Marine Corps Community Services aboard the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune housing area, June 11.

Masterpieces were submitted by service members, families and patrons, between May 31 and June 7. There were 129 works of art from 50 artists displayed on walls at the event from 5 p.m. to 7p.m.

Drawings, paintings, photographs and crafts were entered by age category. There were multiply categorized for all ages, including a baby’s category for children ages 3 and under. This year an addition category was available for adults ages 18 and older, now everyone was able to submit work regardless of age.

“We really wanted to get the entire community involved,” said Lorraine Fuller, a recreational specialist with TTCC, MCCS. “This was the first year that we opened the event to adults.”

Marine Corps Community Services also judged the art and awarded ribbons to first, second and third place winners within each category and age group. Ribbon winners will also have their work displayed in the front walls of the community center until June 18.

Participants ate snacks and sipped beverages provided by the center as they walked alongside family and friends, pointing at their own pieces and complimenting others.

“I was amazed by art,” said Fuller. “Behind-the-door artists have an outlet to show their talent and it’s really great to see.”

A wide range of original styles and color schemes kept the eyes of many opened and focused between frames. The art provided visual entertainment for many attendees and participating artists seemed very enthused to share their work.

“I love art because you get to express your emotions and feelings in the art,” said Felicity Grenado, a dependent who submitted art for the showcase. “Mandala is one of the favorite types of art. I think everyone should try it. Some kids don’t know how to express themselves with words, so art gives them a chance to do that.”

For more information on MCCS events at Tarawa Terrace Community Center visit www.mccslejeune.com/community or call 450-1687.


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This work, Service members, families expose artistic talent, by LCpl Nikki Phongsisattanak, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.13.2011

Date Posted:06.23.2011 21:04

Location:CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, USGlobe

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