Lantern craft

withy lantern

Duane Hicks

April Morrison had the knack for making a “withy lantern” last Thursday afternoon at the Lions Park here during the final weekly “Open Air Art Studio” organized by Community Living Fort Frances and District. The lanterns were made with willow branches and other sticks, saran wrap, tissue paper, and paste, with an LED tea light placed inside as a finishing touch. The open air art studio, made possible through a grant from the Moffat Family Fund, ran each Thursday from July 6-Aug. 24 at various sites, including Hammond’s Nursery, Point Park, Lions’ Park, and Lowey’s Greenhouse.