Children’s Art Exhibit open through August 27


Cultivating Creativity 2015-2016: Consolidated Communications Children’s Art Exhibition is on view August 2 to August 27 during normal library hours.

The Cultivating Creativity Children’s Art Exhibition displays the most outstanding art produced by school art programs throughout East-Central Illinois during the 2014-2015 school year. Underwritten by Consolidated Communications, the exhibition is drawn from the Children’s Art Exhibition, presented each spring at the Tarble Arts Center. Each year, one student from every contributing school is selected to participate in the exhibit that circulates throughout the region during the next academic year. This year the exhibit has traveled to 14 area communities, from Assumption to Paris and from Tuscola to Effingham.  There are 48 student works on display this year ranging in media from glazed clay to watercolor to metal relief to mixed media.

Students from Paris area schools represented in the 2015-2016 exhibition are Karsee Chenhall, Chrisman-Scottland Junior High School; Asa Hoult, Chrisman Elementary School; Tylor Krage, Chrisman High School; Kanon Misawa, Carolyn Wenz Elementary School; Mya Smittkamp, St. Mary’s school; Cooper Soberg, Crestwood School; and Paven Walker from Memorial Elementary School. 

Cultivating Creativity is a community engagement program created by the Tarble Arts Center to help raise awareness of the importance of including the arts as part of the regular school curriculum. 

Adult Coloring Night

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Why should kids have all the fun?  Adult Coloring Night takes a break in August, but will return in September as a regularly scheduled event on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Join us in the library’s meeting room for our next evening of coloring on September 8, 6:00-7:30pm. 

Colored pencils and coloring pages will be furnished or you are welcome to bring your own.