Art

Celebrate Local Artist!

The Maud Marks Library invites YOU to come celebrate local artists with us this week.  We have so many opportunities for you to meet the many artist living here in Katy and the Houston area.  First, join us tonight, Monday April 17, at 6:30 pm as Gilberto Mello talks about his art and creative process.  Rick Spacek will be here tomorrow, Tuesday April 18 at 6:30 to give his artist talk and show ups what it takes to carve wood.  On Thursday April 20 at 3:30, Zineb Trifi will be at a very special TeenMakers to show teens and pre-teens the creative side of painting.  

Finally, on Friday April 21, join all our artists for a special Meet the Artist reception at 7 PM.  Come view theier work and find out how they get their inspiration!

Come join us as we Celebrate Local Artists this month!

teenMAKER - Monday, April 17 @ 4:30

Earth Day is coming up! Come by the Teen Area on Monday, April 17, from 4:30-5:30 PM to celebrate by creating your own work of art by upcycling paper. All supplies generously supplied by the Friends of the Library-Kingwood (FOLK).

For teens and tweens grades 6-12. For more info, call the library at 281-360-6804.Get program updates sent straight to your phone by texting @kwteens to 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.

Celebrate Local Artists With Family Art

During the month of April, the Maud Marks Library is celebrating local artists!  Throughout the month, some of those artists will be stopping by to do art talks and workshops.  First up, this Saturday, April 8 at 3 PM, Meghna Patil will be here to show elementary school aged children the fine art of painting.  Children and their parents are invited to come and create their own masterpieces as we learn more about Ms. Patil's art and her painting process.  This is a ticketed event.  Please show up at 2:30 for tickets.  Afterwards, be sure to check out the many paintings and sculptures throughout the library.  The Maud Marks Library would like to thank the Friends of the Maud Marks Library for sponsoring this month long event as we Celebrate Local Artists!

Art Show & Workshops - All Month Long

April 1-30, local artists will exhibit their work throughout the library.  Come view their paintings and sculptures.  Artwork displayed is available for sale.   This project is sponsored by the Friends of Maud Marks Library. As an added incentive local artists will be teaching their crafts with these educational seminars:
Painting for School Age Children with Meghna Patil 3PM Saturday, April 8
Painting on Porcelain with Marina Goria  2Pm, Tuesday, April 11
Artist’s Talk with Oil Painter Gilbert Mello  6:30 PM, Monday, April 17
Painting for Teens & Tweens with Meghna Patil  3:30 PM, Thursday, April 20.

Calling All Local Artist!

Are you an artist?  Do you want to be? Are you just an art lover?

The Maud Marks Library will be celebrating all local artists during the month of April!  Through out the month, we will be showcasing paintings, drawings, and sculptures from local artists right here in the Katy area.  The entire community is invited to come visit the library to view the artwork and create their own.  We will be hosting art workshops through out the month of April for our Adult DIY workshop, Wednesday Wonders, TeenMaker, and more!  Keep an eye on this place right here for more information as we get closer to the big exibition!  

If you want your work shown at the library and/or would like to lead a workshop, please contact merehartists@gmail.com/

Recovering the Classics: The Results Are In


The final votes for our Recovering the Classics program have been counted! Thank you to all the amazing artists who participated and to everyone who voted: in the library, in our online poll and via Twitter. The winners' artwork can be viewed after the jump.

Recovering the Classics

Contest has been extended until December 27, 2016!

Maud Marks Library is Recovering the Classics and you could win a copy of a classic book with YOUR art on the front!

Be the Peace Be the Hope

If you are between the ages of 10 and 18 you are invited to be part of an art program that connects Houston teens with displaced children residing in refugee camps around the world.
On Monday, November 7th, at 1:00 p.m., come decorate a canvas square with a hopeful message. Your canvas art will be sewn into a tent, and with other tents, will be sent to a children’s refugee camp in an effort to spread hope and encouragement.
Call 832-559-4200 or visit the first floor Reference desk to register for this event. 

Image, via the Creative Commons, from Compika.deviantart.com peace.

Pendulum Painting @ North Channel's Tween Time

Tween Time Pendulum PaintingNorth Channel's Tween Time had lots of fun outside today Pendulum Painting. 

In exchange of the paint brush we used a pendulum and we used paint mixed with corn starch (for quick drying purposes). A pendulum is a fixed object hung from a point so it can swing freely back and forth due to the force of gravity. If you'd like more information on today's craft, check out the website for Pendulum Painting Made Easy.

School is almost out and North Channel Library has lots of fun activities in store. Check out the Online Calendar for more Tween Time events and other Summer Reading Programs. 

Lone Star Art Guild Convention and Show: A regional Art Show and Sale in your back yard!

Please consider adding to your Saturday plans a visit to the Lone Star Art Guild’s 53rd Annual Convention and Art Exhibition at the new Klein Multipurpose Center on FM 2920. The Lone Star Art Guild is the umbrella group for 17 independent art leagues within a 200-mile radius of Houston, including the Tomball Art League. At this convention the winning works from the member art leagues’ art shows are judged against each other. So all the work you will see will be the best of each club. You’ll see paintings, drawings, mixed media pieces, photographs, and digital art; sculpture and studio fine crafts.
The convention itself is happening Friday and Saturday; the Pubic Art Exhibition and Sale is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For further information visit their website.

 

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