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Making beautiful music with found objects

patricks@lakevillejournal.com
Susan Lynn Smith of Green Art Workshop helped children pick out materials to make a musical instrument at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, Aug. 11. Photo By Patrick L. Sullivan.

Susan Lynn Smith of Great Barrington’s Green Art Workshop held up two beaters from an electric mixer. They had been decorated to the point of being unrecognizable.

Almost.

“What do you call these?” she asked a group of half a dozen young children at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, Aug. 11.

She twiddled them, thus providing the essential clue.

“A mixer thing,” said a child.

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