Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Picturing America

EWML will be celebrating our National Endowment for the Humanities grant - Picturing America -this coming January and February. We are so excited! Exhibited in the Ehlers Room will be selected high quality reproductions of masterpieces of American art that bring us face to face with the people, places, and events that have shaped our country. The images are just a small sample of significant works. They serve as a starting point for learning about our nation's history and artistic legacy.

In addition to the exhibit in the Ehlers Room, and in collaboration with art instructor Cathy Vincent, the library will be offering a series of six free workshops that use selected works in the Picturing America collection. Cathy created these workshops to explore your own creative talents, and they are for all ages!

For families - use designer fabrics to create a decoupage quilt panel in a valentine theme.

For teens - Funky Fabrics -participants will enlarge, crop, and alter textile design motifs to create fun and funky works of art.

For adults - escape into an abstract landscape painting workshop using tempra and acrylic on canvas. Wine and cheese will be served to get your creative juices flowing.

For kids - make some clay pots, design a "family snapshot" collage, and along with a parent, create a self-portrait.

Watch for more information on our events calendar and posted in the library. Register early. These programs will fill up fast.

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