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Teens biting down on chances to paint

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Four murals in, teens with the Sequim Boys & Girls Club's Paint the Town club continue looking for more expansive art projects.


So far their resumé includes two inside the club (one a recently completed shark over the teens' The Club entrance), a video game arcade, and the Olympic Skate Rink in Port Angeles (nearly done).


Luke Kisena, teen room program coordinator, said they are exploring a handful of options with possible murals at Peninsula College, in school classrooms, in the Sequim football stadium and featured on a music album.


“We're trying to do whatever we can with the time we have,” Kisena said. He started the program last school year with three students and has seen it grow to 10. Membership is open to all Sequim teens with Kisena and the students planning to expand their new shark drawing into the rest of the club.


“We want to make the club our Sistine Chapel and use it as a part of our resumé,” he said.


Sequim High junior Josh Finch, 17, said Paint the Town can help businesses and organizations complete an artistic vision they might not be able to do on their own. Both he and Halie Wilson, 15, joined the activity early on and hope people catch on to the fact that it's free and fun.


“A lot of people in town aren't so in touch with what we're doing,” he said. “As it starts getting recognized more, hopefully that will change.”


Wilson said the businesses they've painted for liked the finished product.


The Sequim Boys & Girls Club provides paint supplies for each project.


For more information on painting and mural projects, call the club, 400 W. Fir St., at 683-8095 and ask for Luke in the Teen Club.




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