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Artist Holmes brings love of nature to her work

Working on her sidewalk art in August at the Syracuse New Times contest, Elisabeth Holmes explains chalk technique to Benjamin Smith.

Working on her sidewalk art in August at the Syracuse New Times contest, Elisabeth Holmes explains chalk technique to Benjamin Smith. Linda Loomis

— Johnson said he made the suggestion for Holmes to represent the group because “Elisabeth is an amazing young artist who not only generates ideas but manifests them as well,” he said. “Art just seems to be part of her personality. From my art educators viewpoint, Elisabeth has what we try to develop — an artist eye that sees the potential in all of life. She is fresh, energetic and committed. She is discriminating while being inclusive. I think she is one to watch.”

At “Afternoon in the Arts,” children will be invited to work with Holmes to create and decorate their own percussion instruments, which they will keep after the event. In other workshops they will hear Mary Shea Rys tell interactive stories and try to play a variety of musical instruments under the direction of Becky Dodd and other music teachers. Refreshments will be donated by Chobani Greek Yogurt, Wegmans and Nichols Liverpool Market.

The event begins with a free concert for children at 4 p.m. that features narrated piano selections played by concert pianist Robert Marshall Auler. Workshops will follow the concert. All activities are sponsored by Joyful Noise Concert Series for the Community and will be held at Liverpool First United Methodist Church.

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