Old Town Hall Studio and Gallery to commemorate Earth Day

Don and Eileen Urness invite people ages 4 and older to their Old Town Hall Studio and Gallery on Saturday, April 22, to celebrate Earth Day.

This year’s project will have people making silk flower fairies or do handmade paper art at the studio.

“Since I first started making paper back in the 1980s, Eileen and I have celebrated just about every Earth Day with some type of paper-making celebration,” retired Cedar Grove-Belgium High School art teacher Don Urness said.

“While I was teaching, we would celebrate by taking students and friends out collecting litter from along the highway, bringing it back to the school and making paper out of it. There is still a collection of Earth Day art hanging around the school.

“We have decided to continue this tradition of paper making at the gallery. I will be demonstrating how to make handmade paper in front of the gallery.”

Inside, Eileen will teach how to make silk flower fairies from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each kit costs $8 and has materials to make two fairies.

The event is the gallery’s opening for the summer season.

The gallery is at 814 Main St., Belgium, the site of the former Town Hall. The Urnesses bought the building a few years ago and renovated it into a studio and gallery.

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