Nature and art meld in Enderby

Runaway Moon Theatre invites the public to participate in a unique community art project in Enderby.

Have you ever noticed that the willow leaves turn toward the sky just before a rainstorm? Do you wait for migrating birds to return to signal the beginning of spring? Are your swallows still in the barn or have they raised their young and flown away?

The natural world engages in natural cycles and patterns right outside our front door.

Do any seasonal indicators influence your life or bring joy to your days?

Runaway Moon Theatre invites the public to drop in at its Maud Street Studio, 904 Maud St. in Enderby, where members will be working on a unique community art project.

“The intention is to design a permanent art piece in Enderby that depicts seasonal indicators, local wildlife and visual calendar happenings,” said Runaway Moon’s artistic director Cathy Stubington. “The Enderby Calendar Wheel welcomes your input in regards to seasonal knowledge and surface design details.”

Visitors can spend the afternoon stenciling, printing or mosaic building in support of art and the natural world.

“No experience is necessary, just curiosity,” said Stubington.

Scenic artist, painter and muralist Molly March will join Stubington, a master puppet builder and artist, to share ideas and facilitate techniques.

Previous Runaway Moon  Calendario projects, such as the bird lamppost, will be on display for inspiration.

The workshop opens this Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Special refreshments will be served. Regular drop-in workshops take place Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, and occasional other days, from July to September. Look for posters around Enderby for detailed times, or check the website at www.runawaymoon.org.