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Timeless Tribute Art Show to be held October 24

October 4, 2012

Alma Brown and Florence Isder 
 Fulda Free Press Norma
Fulda Free Press Norma
Alma Brown and Florence Isder
Berniece Webb 
 Fulda Free Press Norma Dittman
Fulda Free Press Norma Dittman
Berniece Webb
By Norma Dittman
On Wednesday, October 24th, the Timeless Tribute Art Show will afford the public a rare opportunity to view the artwork of several local artisans who reside at Mapleview Estates Senior Living, Maple Lawn Nursing Home, and Maplewood Court. The past and present will be depicted through the arts of sewing, quilting, painting, woodworking, music, embroidery and more.

Three of the local artists who will be participants in the Timeless Tribute Art Show are Florence Isder, Alma Brown, and Bernice Webb. Each of these women Share the skill of painting.

Florence Isder started drawing when she was a small child “just to entertain herself.” “I didn’t do much sketching or drawing throughout high school and didn’t do much of it later on, put then a number of years ago I picked it back up again and just kept on doing it through the years,” Isder shared. The mother of five children, Isder calls her drawing activities “doodling”.

Isder was excited when she learned that there was going to be a Fulda Community Education class on oil painting. “Oh, that was probably at least ten years ago. A lady came down from Marshall to teach the class. It was so much fun. We all painted the same picture but they all turned out very different with different depths of color,” Isder shared.

“I have always liked to draw. I have quite a few of my pieces in my room that I have kept,” Isder said.

A lot of her art has been given to her children and grandchildren. In fact, her favorite painting has been replicated six times. “It’s an oil of a snowstorm and buildings. It is so pretty with the colors that are in it,” Isder commented.

She says that she finds it very relaxing to sit down and paint. “It is like gardening. You have to get those tiny little weeds out from those tiny little plants and what a beautiful area you have when that is all done and you can see the rewards in it,” Isder stated as she compared gardening to painting on a canvas.

Time passes very quickly for Isder whenever she sits down to draw or paint. “You think that you’re going to work on it for an hour, but then you see that its been three hours or more,” she said, chuckling.

“People always say that they can’t paint. But if they haven’t tried it they really don’t know that for sure,” Isder stated. “Sometimes you just have to try to do something that you think you might enjoy. You might be surprised at what you can do.”

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