Taking her artistry to the next level
Anonymous donor helps Kathy Field promote her artwork
|Kathryn Field, with her free form artwork. ProAct is helping her to find paying outlets for her artistry. |
Artist and ProAct participant Kathryn Field received a boost for her fine art efforts in the form of an anonymous contribution toward the purchase of art supplies.
"We recognize the work you've done and we value your artwork so much" said Program Coordinator Charlotte Eastin, who was on hand for the check presentation.
The staff member is assisting Field, who has a disability, on a mission to find paying outlets for her talent.
Much of Field's work is free form, a unique aesthetic inspired by nature. A former art teacher and art education graduate of Minnesota State
Field has served as an arts and crafts peer mentor for the United Way and spent years volunteering. She has also contributed her talents for the Eagan Art Festival and, years ago, educated ProAct (then Owobopte) participants in different art forms.
Using micropens and colored pencils, Field draws her creations on a shoestring budget, but with proper matting and a possible place to sell them, ProAct staff are hopeful that her art will sell and provide another source of income.
"This is an effort to earn outside the box!" Eastin said.