Art by Jamie Hansen | Anderson Area YMCA | June 2019

Studies show that 44,000 children and 52,403 families live below the poverty line in Anderson.  Those who suffer are unable to experience certain aspects of life such as healthcare, education and community. Learn how one artist will use her talent to become “instrumental” in helping those in need.  
Beginning June 7th through August, the Anderson Area YMCA will showcase the work of watercolor artist, Jamie Hansen.  For every piece that is purchased, Jamie will donate thirty percent of the sales back to the organization’s annual campaign.  The YMCA uses those funds toward scholarships for individuals and families to enroll in programs such as swim lessons, youth sports, summer camps and general memberships.  
Jamie's current series of work celebrates music.  Inspired in part by her husband’s career, Jamie creates brightly colored pianos, woodwinds, and other instruments.
Jamie’s work hangs around the world and she has developed two websites to sell her pieces.  Her musical paintings are online at She has participated in a variety of shows and art events around Anderson. Her work hangs locally at Anderson Mall and at the Anderson Arts Center in Bay 3 Gallery. In March of 2019 she traveled to St. Louis to study with internationally recognized watercolorist, Carol Carter.  Jamie describes Carol’s work as groundbreaking in watercolor medium.
Make sure to experience a watercolor world of art beginning June 7th through August at the Anderson Area YMCA.  Jamie will showcase about thirty new paintings of musical instruments. This moving exhibit will be “instrumental” in helping those in need.
By: Mary Haley Thompson