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CB school board OKs $1.8M insurance deal

The Colonial Beach School Board has voted to accept an insurance settlement offer of $1.8 million to...

Colonial Beach Important Notice

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Due to the relocation of

The Town Manager’s Office, Town Clerk’s Office and Treas...

Gym home  to 102 years of memories

Gym home to 102 years of memories

Today, the facility sits silently behind fences and yellow tape.

It’s a far cry from the raucous sce...

Yellow Ribbon Fund soldiers to be honored in CB

The Yellow Ribbon Fund is well-known for its work in bridging the gaps in funding and care for injur...

CB rescue squad will stay open

CB rescue squad will stay open

The Colonial Beach Rescue Squad will be allowed to remain in its home despite safety concerns expres...

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Artists ‘Talk Trash’ with Council

What began as a vacation trip for one local artist ended with the Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild “talking trash” to the town’s officials.

Elcy Leshley traveled to Abilene, KS, last year for vacation and observed that the town had artwork painted

on their public trash receptacles. A variety of subject matter relating to Kansas had been used for the theme.
Meadowlarks—the state bird, sunflowers—the state flower, and even Dorothy in her ruby red slippers had been portrayed.

In 2011, the CB Artists’ Guild started the tradition of creating a yearly collective art project that would both benefit and beautify the town, beginning with the mural on the Public Restrooms’ Building on the Boardwalk.
Leshley said that while the group was painting the mural, people from off the street would stop by and ask if they could help. What began as the Artists’ Guild project, turned into a community event that still delights residents and tourists who visit the beachfront.

Last year the town’s officials asked the Guild if they would paint the “White Building” at 108 Taylor Street. Because of all of the pipes and electrical work, they chose to paint the building with an abstract theme.
For this year’s project, the group decided to try what Abilene  had done.

After some planning, and with the cooperation of the town, the project was on. Area artists were supplied with plywood panels, cut and primed by the town.

The theme for the project was not just a beach theme, but anything relating to Colonial Beach. No one was put in charge of designating subject matter for the artists, but as luck would have it, no two are alike in subject matter. The works represent the variety of treasures that Colonial Beach has to offer.

The panels were presented to Town Manager Val Foulds and Public Works Director Rob Murphy last Saturday during the group’s regular meeting. Foulds thanked all of the artists for their works, and Murphy said that his crew would be installing the artwork on the trash receptacles along the Boardwalk this week.

 

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