Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

February 25, 2013

Marc Burnett speaks for Black History Month at FPSC

CROSSVILLE — Having Marc Burnett visit the Fair Park Senior Center was a real delight. In speaking on Black History Month, he used the neighborhood he grew up in. The humor, matters and wisdom he learned growing up from the older generation were priceless. Burnett paints a lot of those memories from his childhood in his art, showing the days that are long gone. He uses bright colors that pop with joy, as each one has a story of true character and what he learned and loved about each person.

One painting shows his sisters in the spirit, celebrating in church, with another painting showing the brothers in his church rejoicing. Still another picture shows the old men who played pool, who did not say much, but when they did, he learned so much wisdom.

Burnett has a lot of his work on display throughout the United States and will be holding an art workshop at the end of May at the Fair Park Senior Center. They hope everyone will be looking forward to learning his many styles of painting.

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Jackie Smith will be holding several embroidery greeting card workshops in the next few months. Each card is very pretty, pretty enough to frame which is what most people do. She will furnish the supplies for $5 per class to cover the materials. If you are interested in a future class, sign up by calling and asking for Tina at 484-7416. All the art programs at Fair Park are sponsored by Bilbrey’s Funeral Home.

Board games are back at Fair Park, including Rummikub, Qwirkle, Catan and more. If you enjoy playing board games and need someone to play with, they would love to have you join them on Tuesday afternoons at 12:30 p.m.

Cowboy Bob Johnson will be the guest Friday morning for the first Friday of the month party, which will start at 9:45 a.m. Don’t be late for the fun!

There is a lot of fun for seniors at the Fair Park Senior Center. It is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some extra activities at night. It is located across the street from the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, at 1433 Livingston Rd. in Crossville. You can also visit the center’s website at http://www.fairparkseniorcenter.org to keep up-to-date on the latest programs and activities that are being offered, as well as online versions of the center’s monthly newsletter, “Newsline.”

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