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Indulge your creativity on winter break!

Make something Cook something Do something

MAKE something – COOK something – DO something – something creative and fun this winter break. The MW Library has books full of ideas and recipes. Check one out today!

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2017 in book, display, news

 

America: Divided? What Could Change This?

America: Divided?  What Could Change This?

This is the new topic on the library’s discussion wall.  Participate in one or both portions of the conversation by adding your ideas and commitments to the wall.

First question: What have you noticed can bring people with different viewpoints together?  

Write in chalk the types of experiences that you find bring people together.

Second question: What can YOU do in your day-to-day life to strengthen connections rather than widen divisions with people whose viewpoints differ from yours?

Share what you’ll do by taping a card to the wall with your “I will…” statement on it.

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Posted by on November 4, 2016 in display, event, news

 

Words on art – respond to a painting by Kehinde Wiley on the library’s chalk wall

Did you catch the Kehinde Wiley exhibit @ the VMFA this summer?

If not, this weekend is the last weekend!

Even if you haven’t seen the exhibit, stop by the library to study some of his paintings (postcard-size) on the library’s chalk wall.  Then in a few words, respond to one of the paintings by jotting down what you notice and/or what emotion/essence the painting conveys.  The library also has two books about Wiley’s art available for checkout.

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Posted by on August 29, 2016 in display, news

 

See ceramics inspired by Islamic art

Drop by the library to see beautiful ceramic bowls and tiles handmade by Mrs. Mosley’s art students! Here’s one of the students explaining the creative process to her friends.

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Art II students investigated the distinctive patterns used in Islamic art and architecture. Using traditional geometric, calligraphic, and vegetal patterns as inspiration, students created their own patterns and applied them to handmade ceramic tiles and bowls.

Guest artist, David Camden, helped each student learn to use the potter’s wheel. Even the bottom of each bowl was trimmed on the wheel…! Tiles were created using a combination of hand building techniques, including impressing, incising, excising, and relief appliqué. Glazes were selected for specific color harmonies and even some special effects. Patterns were created by hand application and/or with various masking techniques.

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2016 in display, news