The Needham Merchants Association's brings together local artists, businesses and organizations in an effort to draw more people downtown and encourage them to shop local.
Placed throughout downtown Needham, each Adirondack chair has its own theme and was painted by a local artist. The chairs will be auctioned off at an event in September, with proceeds to benefit town beautification projects and local students.
Needham Patch will be profiling some of the artists behind these creations throughout the summer. This week, we chat with Amber Crossman, whose dragon-themed chair can be seen at Needham House of Pizza.
For a full list of chairs, artists and locations, .
Title: "Burning Blue"
Artist: Amber Crossman
Sponsored by: Needham House of Pizza
Find it at: , 914 Great Plain Ave.
Why did you decide to participate in this project? I love creating art and thought it would be a fun challenge.
What was your inspiration for the piece? Dragons are some of the creatures I enjoy drawing the most. When I think about dragons, I think about fire and I thought that went nicely with Needham House of Pizza.
What is your artist background? I have taken classes with Karen Jerome in town for several years and have created many sketches and paintings on my own.
What is your favorite medium? My favorite medium to use is water colors.
Where can someone see more of your work? This is my first public art piece.