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VOICES AND VISIONS 2015 ~~ 10th YEAR
The Libraries will be hosting the 10th Annual Art and Poetry Show / Competition called "Voices and Visions".
Children in Kindergarten through 12th grade and adults are invited to enter. To enter you must be a resident of Montmorency County or live within one of the three school districts with the Montmorency County
Entry Deadline is April 17th. Please see guidelines for more information.
The Voices & Visions Awards and Reception will be the beginning of May, with details on the exact date, time and location to be announced. (Unfortunately we are unable to have the reception at the Atlanta Eagle’s Hall due to building repairs.) The reception will feature the fabulous art show, refreshments and an opportunity for students to create their own work of art to take home. We will announce the location date and time details as soon as we are able so you can mark your calendars and save the date.
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Each elementary school in the county is visited throughout the year and offered a fine arts program that meets their school needs. The students have had the opportunity to learn about different famous artists and techniques. They have studied the photography of Snowflake Bentley, symmetry and asymmetry, Cezanne still life, Monet, the pop art doodle-like drawings of James Rizzi and much more. Each class period the students have created their own original artwork in the style of the artist. Many of the projects that the students complete will be entered in the Library's annual art show called Voices and Visions. Look for more information about the Voices and Visions art show in May.
George Rodrigue (March 13, 1944 – December 14, 2013) was an American artist originally from New Iberia, Louisiana, who in the late 1960s began painting Louisiana landscapes, followed soon after by outdoor family gatherings and southwest Louisiana 19th century and early 20th century genre scenes. His paintings often include moss-clad oak trees, common to an area of French Louisiana known as Acadiana. In the mid-1990s Rodrigue's Blue Dog paintings, based on a Cajun legend called loup-garou, catapulted him to worldwide fame. His funeral mass was at Cathedral of St. John in Lafayette, Louisiana.
George Rodrigue inspired colorful tigers by Hillman 4-6th graders.
Margaret D. H. Keane (born Peggy Doris Hawkins; 1927) is an American artist, who mainly paints women, children, and animals with big eyes, in oil or mixed media. Her ex-husband Walter Keane used to sell her paintings signed by his name; she allowed him to do so because he used to sell every piece. However, Margaret Keane sued Walter in the subsequent slander suit; the judge demanded that the litigants paint a painting in the courtroom, but Walter declined, citing a sore shoulder. Margaret then produced a painting in 53 minutes. The jury awarded her damages of $4 million. (Wikipedia)
Margaret Keane inspired "Big Eyes" oil pastel drawings by Hillman Elementary 4-6 students
He came up with the idea of 3D multiples now mostly associated with his name when, having taken classes in painting, printmaking and sculpturing, he had to hand in grade work for all three subjects, but only had time for doing one. So he created an etching, printed it twice, handcolored it, and mounted parts of the one print on top of the other, using wire as a means of adding depth. Having received good grades from all three teachers, he stuck with the idea and developed it further.[
James Rizzi stay pencil drawings from Hillman 4th - 6th graders
Talented artists from Hillman Elementary painted these Cezanne style still life acrylics.
Cezanne still life studies from Atlanta Elementary School K-5
TODDLER STORY HOUR
Mark you calendars for Toddler Story Hours at your local branch.
Children will enjoy a story, craft and light snack.
Little ones must be accompanied by an adult.
IN ATLANTA Starting in January 2015 Toddler Story Hour will be held the 2nd Wednesday of every month. (785-3941)
IN HILLMAN Toddler Time is going to be held on the Third Wednesday of every month at 11am.
IN LEWISTON Starting in January 2015, Toddler Story Hour will be on every
3rd Friday of the month at noon with story, craft and snack. (786-2985)
"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald
SPINEBREAKERS BOOK CLUB is a local club that meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month 7:pm at the Elk Crossing Café on State Street in Atlanta. A casual and informal group that gets together monthly to discuss the book choice. We are encouraging new members to please join us for an evening of conversation and friendship centered around our mutual love of reading and books.
For more information call 989 370-3808.
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