Stage Left Players will officially reopen the doors of Trinity Playhouse, 234 E Lincoln Way in Lisbon, this fall with a renewed determination to transform, inspire and build community through the arts. Artist Jacob Ward will spearhead the effort on Saturday with two painting experiments.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., child artists (grades 6 to 9) are invited to spend the afternoon painting apples inspired by master painter Henri Matisse. All the material will be provided, and the children will leave with their apple paint (acrylic on canvas) and a better appreciation of Matisse’s art. The course is free and limited to 10.

In the evening, Ward will direct 12 junior painters in an autumnal expression on acrylic canvas. Ward said, “You can go home with your personal painting of moonlit pumpkins to display during Thanksgiving. During this time, you can sip a little wine for inspiration. The $ 45 fee includes all supplies and a ticket for a glass of wine. Additional wine tickets can be purchased for $ 5 each. Gallery Sippers (non-painters) can attend the event for $ 20 which includes a ticket for a glass of wine, cheese, and crackers, and the chance to appreciate the painters in the process.

To purchase tickets for the event or sponsor young artists, visit or email [email protected] for more information.

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