Space still open for Packwood’s collage workshop

LEWISBURG – Seating is still available for the free Family Art Night workshop scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 24, at Packwood House Museum. Mary Jo Tavares, of the Sunbury YMCA Arts Center will lead participating parents and children in crafting “Paper People Collages” – fun people-shaped collages made from a variety of materials, shapes and colors. Families with children ages five and up are welcome to attend, but seating is limited, so registration is required.

A native of Pittsburgh, Mary Jo holds a bachelor’s degree in studio art and art history from Chatham College. In her 30 year career, she has been a painter, a retail display artist, a muralist and an interior decorating consultant. For a few years she operated her own studio in Selinsgrove where she created custom painted furniture and canvases for clients from Pittsburgh to Selinsgrove to New York City. She became the director of arts and humanities at the YMCA in 2002.

Funding for materials has been made possible by grants from the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts and Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts. For questions about Packwood House Museum, its exhibits or its programs, call 570-524-0323 or visit