Palace sponsors beginning artist class


March 12, 2014

Everything was coming up painted roses on the evening of March 4 at The Palace. Local artist Kay Hinson of Lafayette was recruited to lead a diverse group of beginning artists. “We had teenage visitors from Kentucky, Palace residents, guests from Lafayette, and even a few employees who traded their name badges for paint brushes,” said Rebecca Tandy, Executive Director.

Hinson is a retired activities director who understands the special needs of residents and patients of health care facilities. Her lesson for painting a simple bouquet of roses was at first intimidating to all of the participants but soon concentration and enthusiasm took over. Each student left with a finished painting to display in their own home having learned that they were more talented than they had imagined.

Plans are being made now for the next class which will soon be announced. “We already have our subject,” said Hinson. “I showed the class a few paintings that I had recently completed. It was unanimous that we will be painting a rural barn scene that will look like our countryside.”

For information, contact Glenda Browning, 615-655-3978 or