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Spencerville Mill Foundation Calling On Artists And Wordsmiths For ‘Creativity Through Crisis’ Exhibit

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The Spencerville Mill Foundation Board members want to see how residents expressed their creativity over the pandemic.

The new exhibit is called ‘Creativity through Crisis’.

Board Chair Tim East says the exhibit is intended to counter the Mill’s ‘COVID-19: History in the Making’ exhibition – which asks residents to share stories on how they’ve coped through COVID-19.

“We figured this would be a way to have something featured at the Mill other than just a COVID-exhibit,” East said. “And this will give people a chance to show off some of their new creative skills they’ve learned over the pandemic.”

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The exhibit will accept paintings, drawings, photos, wood carvings, ceramics, sculptures, fibre arts, digital arts, poems, or short stories.

There is no theme requirement, but the Foundation Board does ask that all submissions be work that you created after March 11, 2020.

East says while the pandemic has put a strain on all of us, this past year has allowed people to find new talents within themselves.

“Some people have been painting, writing poetry, sculpting, taking on new hobbies involving their inner-artistic talents,” East said. “The idea here is to give these people an audience for their new-found abilities.”

The submission deadline for ‘Creativity through Crisis’ is June 19.

The exhibit will be on display at the Spencerville Mill and Museum from July 2-August 26.

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