THE PLAYERS Community Senior Center paints the town


THE PLAYERS Community Senior Center was awash with color Nov. 14 when a group of women came together for a silk scarf painting class. Led by fellow community member Midge Scelzo, the class learned how to paint their own “wearable art” using Sharpie markers and alcohol. The event was made possible by a State of the Arts License Plate Grant from the St. Johns County Cultural Arts Council.

“It’s such a fun activity for the ladies gathered here,” said the senior center’s Darlene Mahany. “And we’re grateful that we get to offer this opportunity because of the (council).”

Scelzo delighted in passing the simple technique onto the gathering of roughly 20 women. Having learned the process from a friend during a party, she encouraged everyone to try it for themselves.

“It’s fun, it’s easy and best of all -- it takes absolutely no talent whatsoever,” she joked. “Just don’t think and let the colors fly.”