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ArtVenture Provides Girls a Unique Opportunity

Over 400 girls are participating in the artVenture Girl Scout project.  The last couple of weeks 4 teens from the area were at Springfield Artworks in Springfield, working along side Margie Trembley, artist owner.  She worked with them in creating felted designs for berets. They worked on their design with "creative music" playing in the background.  The finished berets will be auctioned off in a fundraiser auction that the Girl Scout Council will be hosting on March 23.  The event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased from the council office.  

The girls also got to create a piece for themselves.  They learned how to use a drum carder to combine wool colors and needle and wet felted a flower for their own personal use.

Margie said, "They really enjoyed the drum carder and were amazed at the transfomation of the wool that they fed into the machine."  They were also given a studio tour, learned about consignment of other artists work, and marketing of the studio/gallery. "Who knows, maybe the talk helped create a budding fiber artist some day,"  Trembley said.

ArtVenture is an annual fundraiser that benefits Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska.  ArtVenture provides girls a unique opportunity to partner with professional artists to create work that is included in the auction. This program promotes arts education and teaches girls to conceptualize and complete a piece of art in one or more mediums.

This is the ninth year for the program and fundraiser in Omaha.  To date we have 427 girls registered in the Omaha area.  Collaborations started in January and will go through the end of February. 

Donations for artVenture go to support financial assistance, Outreach, camps and many other important programs at Girl Scouts. 

Event Details:

General Auction Event
March 23, 2012
UNO Mammel Hall
6708 Pine Street
7-9:30 p.m.




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