The COVID-19 pandemic continues to turn our lives upside-down. Safety precautions put in place have changed how we interact with each other in ways we never dreamed. For many, this has provided an opportunity to explore and develop their artistic skills in new directions. If you have created art during this time period that focuses either on the impact of this pandemic or on the lighter and brighter things in life, we’d like to see your work. The Joe Center for the Arts invites artists of all media and levels to submit their art work for juried consideration to “Lighten UP! Getting Past the COVID Blues.” The prospectus can be found on our website under the Call for Entries tab. Deadline for entry is Sept. 1.