Repurposed Art Program Unites Middle Schoolers and Seniors

In Northern California, Rodney McCoubrey will lead a program aimed at teaching seniors and middle school students how to become environmental folk artists. McCoubrey’s work entails creating art with scraps and other discarded items. He has become a famed artist and hopes his talents will promote environmental folk art as well as bring together young and old generations. “His passion for folk art and the people of his community is infectious,” says Victor Nelson, whose Picerne Foundation provides most of the funding for this program. The program is also part of The Artist Outreach Project, which provides opportunities for retired artists to stay engaged within the community.

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