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BLOOMING AND THRIVING

We continued with our climate justice theme, and thought about how we could transform one-use plastics that would have ended up in an ocean or a landfill forever into artwork that celebrates the natural world. We used the artwork of glass artist Dale Chihuly, contemporary American painter Georgia O’Keeffe, and 18th century Dutch painter Rachel Ruysch to inspire us.

FREE MAKE-IN &ARTISTS’  
OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday, June 1,

2pm to3:30pm
Coleman Library
Greene Street and Chelten Avenue

Come celebrate our artists, enjoy our exhibition, and make some art you can  take home with you! Adults and children are all invited. If you can't come to the opening, you can see the show any time the library is open: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12pm to 8pm, Thursdays, 10pm to 6pm, Fridays and Saturdays, 10am to 5pm, and Sundays, 1pm to 5pm.

PAST SHOWS:
LOOKING AT CLIMATE: MONSTERS AND HEROES

This art was made by artists in our after school, homeschool, and Saturday morning art classes. These artists thought about climate change, and looked at images of monsters and heroes that artists have made throughout history. Then they created their own paintings and sculptures about the monsters creating climate change, and the heroes saving us from it, including themselves.

FREE MAKE-IN &ARTISTS’  
OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday, February 2

2pm to4pm

Come celebrate our artists, enjoy our exhibition, and make some art you can  take home with you! Adults and children are all invited. If you can't come to the opening, you can see the show any time the library is open: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12pm to 8pm, Thursdays, 10pm to 6pm, Fridays and Saturdays, 10am to 5pm, and Sundays, 1pm to 5pm.

WE LOOK AND WE IMAGINE

This art was made by artists in our after school, homeschool, and Saturday morning art classes. These artists looked at the  world around them, got inspiration from great artists of the past, and created their own paintings and sculptures. Their work combines observation, invention, and imagination. 

FREE MAKE-IN &ARTISTS’  
OPENING RECEPTION

Sunday, May 6

1pm to 2:30pm

Come celebrate our artists, enjoy our
exhibition, and make some art you can  take home with you! Adults and children are all invited. If you can't come to the opening, you can see the show any time the library is open: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12pm to 8pm, Thursdays, 10pm to 6pm, Fridays and Saturdays, 10am to 5pm, and Sundays, 1pm to 5pm.

Welcome to fall, and to our two shows at Coleman Regional Library, Greene Street and Chelten Avenue:
LOOKING AT LIFE: 
OBSERVATION AND INVENTION

This art was made by artists in this summer’s Fine Art
and Portfolio Intensive, designed especially for
middle schoolers  applying for Creative and Performing Arts High School. These artists explored how to represent both what they were seeing and their own artistic vision.

INSPIRED BY AFRICA

This artwork was inspired by African wax cloth prints and African doll sculptures. The artists in our after-school and Saturday morning art classes admired both the meaning and the beauty of these works, and studied them to spark their own creativity.

For both shows:

FREE MAKE-IN &ARTISTS’  
CLOSING RECEPTION

Saturday, November 4,

1pm to 2:30pm

Come celebrate our artists, enjoy our
exhibitions, and make some art you can  take home with you! Adults and children are all invited.

Library Hours:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12pm to 8pm
Thursdays and Fridays, 10am to 6pm
Friday and Saturdays, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, 1pm to 5pm

A BIG SHOUT OUT AND SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who came to the Art Build for the Walk for Green Jobs and Justice! 

Everyone loved the giant sunflowers we made. They made the walk so celebratory! Thanks again for being part of my dream: working together with other people to create art for the purpose of transforming our world.

The Shapes of People
at West Oak Lane Library
2000 E. Washington Lane

We continue to find inspiration in the figure!  Come see paintings and sculptures of people that show each artist's creative interpretation of the human form. This show features the work of studio artists Jordan Butler, Rysan James, and Chantal Peden, as well as children who were in spring art classes and summer art camp.

Artists' Opening Reception and Make-In at West Oak Lane Library, Saturday, October 22, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

You and your children are invited to celebrate our artists and to make some art with us! Children, tweens, and teens, and adults are all welcome to come view the exhibition and make their own work of art to take home.

If you can't come to the reception, you can still see the show any time the libraries are open!PAST SHOWS

Artstory

at Coleman Regional Library, Greene Street and Chelten Avenue

This exhibit shows work made during "Artstory," an interdisciplinary art and history summer camp that happened at Mindy Flexer Art School and Grumblethorpe Historic House. Come see history come to life in creations inspired by Native American and Colonial American art.

Artists' Closing Reception and Make-In at Coleman Regional Library, Saturday, December, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

You and your children are invited to make some art with our artists at the end of their show! Children, tweens, and teens, and adults are all welcome. Parents, please plan to take your child's artwork home after 3:00pm.

Figuring Out the Figure

at Coleman Regional Library, Greene Street and Chelten Avenue

We were inspired by figure paintings by the great African American painter Lois Mailou Jones, and by the sculptures of Marisol, one of the prominent women artists in the Pop Art movement. The student artists in Figuring Out the Figure used this work to spark their own imaginations, as they created all kinds of people and creatures. Come see how they turned their ideas into reality!

Artists' Opening Reception and Make-In at Coleman Regional Library, Saturday, June 25, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

You and your children are invited to celebrate our artists and to make some art with us! Children, tweens, and teens, and adults are all welcome to come view the exhibition and make their own work of art to take home.

Traditions Old and New

at Coleman Regional Library, April 10 - June 8, 2016

Greene Street and Chelten Avenue, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12pm - 8pm, Thursdays, 10am - 6pm,  Fridays, 10am - 5pm, Saturdays, 10am - 5pm, Sundays, 1pm - 5pm

We were inspired by many traditions this spring: we delved into the old arts of drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and textile-making, and also used new ideas from pop art. The artists in the show used these traditions to fuel their own artistic expression, and what they made is as unique as they are.  Come see our creations!

Beasts and Blossoms

at Coleman Regional Library, Fall 2015

Greene Street and Chelten Avenue, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 12pm to 8pm, Thursdays, 10am to 6pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 10am to 5pm

Beasts and Blossoms Artists' Reception and Free Make-In 

at Coleman Regional Library Saturday, November 7, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

In celebration of our show, build or draw your own creature or plant, using our artists’ work as inspiration! If you can’t come to our reception and make-in, you can see the show Mondays & Wednesdays, 10am - 5pm, Thursdays & Fridays, 10am - 5pm, and Saturdays & Sundays, 10am - 5pm, through December 13.

Spring Show at Coleman Regional Library, Spring 2014

Greene Street and Chelten Avenue, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 12pm to 8pm, Thursdays, 10am to 6pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 10am to 5pm, through early June.

Spring Show Artist Reception and Free Puppet Make-In at Coleman Regional Library, Saturday, May 2, 3pm - 5pm

Drop in to meet the artists in the show and make your own puppet with us! Children and adults are all welcome

Quilt Madness! at Mount Airy Read and Eat, Spring 2014

7141 Germantown Avenue, every day from 7am to 10pm, through May 25

Quilt Madness! Artist Reception and Free Quilt Square Make-In at Mount Airy Read and Eat

Sunday, May 10, 10am - 12:00pm
Come meet our artists and make your own paper quilt square! Children and adults are all invited.