Canal Winchester Art Stroll

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove
The Yellow Rose Cloggers dance group put on a lively show on the Stradley Place stage during the Canal Winchester Art Guild’s annual Art Stroll on May 12.
Cliff Spruill, of Clifton Guitarworks, plays one of his handmade electric guitars during the Canal Winchester Art Guild’s Art Stroll. Spruill makes the guitars out of reclaimed and re-used wood gathered from old floor joists, barns, and other sources. “All the guitars have their own story,” said Spruill. “There’s one that’s made of poplar from a 19th century barn on Brice Road.”
These colorful birdhouses are some of the 160 birdhouses made by Winchester Elementary School students. According to artist Carolyn Sittler, the school approached the Canal Winchester Art Guild about doing an art project. The kids learned about birds in class and then decorated birdhouses that were cut and assembled at the Fairfield Career Center from lumber donated by Lowe’s. “This project enabled to kids to think about art in a functional way,” said Sittler. “It also connects kids to the community.” Sittler said the birdhouses will be placed along the bike path, at senior assisted living facilities, the golf course, and at the schools. Sittler said the Madison Township Fire Department, Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department, as well as some individuals and businesses also created some birdhouses for the project. She said the project will continue during the 2018-19 school year.
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