Pathfinder introduces Little River Art Studio at OH

Representatives of Pathfinder Services’ Little River Art Studio presented a nearly-life-sized papier maché moose to a representative of the Huntington Moose Lodge on Friday, Nov. 17, a tribute to the day 51 years ago that members of the local organization went door to door throughout the community to enlist 1,001 members and raise funds in order to found an agency that would serve people with disabilities. Making the presentation are (from left) Little River Art Studio representatives Krista Reed, Shawn Kelley, Wayne Wilson, Steve Roush and Rose Mills; Kim Myers, assistant to the administrator at the Huntington Moose Lodge; and John Niederman, president of Pathfinder Services.
Representatives of Pathfinder Services’ Little River Art Studio presented a nearly-life-sized papier maché moose to a representative of the Huntington Moose Lodge on Friday, Nov. 17, a tribute to the day 51 years ago that members of the local organization went door to door throughout the community to enlist 1,001 members and raise funds in order to found an agency that would serve people with disabilities. Making the presentation are (from left) Little River Art Studio representatives Krista Reed, Shawn Kelley, Wayne Wilson, Steve Roush and Rose Mills; Kim Myers, assistant to the administrator at the Huntington Moose Lodge; and John Niederman, president of Pathfinder Services. Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Pathfinder Services introduced its newest component, the Little River Art Studio, during an open house Friday afternoon, Nov. 17.

Artists from Creative Abundance Consulting, based in Columbus, OH, worked with the Pathfinder staff to implement the arts program, designed for clients participating in Pathfinder’s day services program. Community members are also welcome to take part in the activities.

Those taking part in art studio activities choose the activities they’re most interested in, says Sandy Wing, senior director of Pathfinder Community Supports. Art studio clients have created items that fill an adjacent sensory room, where visitors can touch as well as see the art.

Much of the art is made from repurposed materials, she says, and donations of materials are welcome.

Rose Mills is the coordinator of Little River Art Studio.

The creative center is in the Pathfinder building at 1152 E. State St. and was funded by the AWS Foundation and Pathfinder Foundation.