Art

Celebrate Local Artists!

The community is invited to join us at the Maud Marks Library this Saturday from 4-6 for the opening reception for our annual "Celebrate Local Artists" art exhibition.  Thirty artists from the Katy area are exhibiting (and selling) their artwork throughout the month of April at the Maud Marks Library.  Come and see the incredible talent we have right here in the Katy area.  Then if you join us on Saturday, April 6 for our opening reception, you can meet and mingle with many of the artists we have displayed.

 

LSC-Tomball, Tomball ISD and HCPL Partner on Tomball Community Art Showcase

Artists of all ages in the Tomball area now have a way to exhibit their creative work.  A new partnership comprised of Tomball ISD, Lone Star College-Tomball and the Harris County Public Library announced the launch of the Tomball Community Art Showcase.  The showcase will exhibit visual and performing artwork created by students from Tomball ISD, LSC-Tomball and by local artists from the Tomball area.

A grand opening celebration, which will be free and open to the public, is planned for Thursday, March 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the LSC-Tomball Community Library, which will also be the home for the Tomball Community Art Showcase.

Calling All Teen Creators!

If you love creating in any form: art, writing, music, or directing, there is a great opportunity for you to have your work displayed worldwide!

The Evelyn Meador Library is please to tell you that the SciArt Exchange is accepting admissions for their Youth Art Competition. This fantastic program allows youth to think and explore different themes, as well as win prizes and have their work displayed around the world. The theme for this year is “What Will People do on the Moon? Why is it Important?” in celebration of the first moon landing 50 years ago. Admissions will be accepted until April 30 and anyone between the ages of 10-18 can submit.

Stained Art for Teens on Thursday

Today is the teen craft at Baldwin Boettcher’s Little Blue Library.  Teens will be creating stained art, and “paint with all the colors of the wind” and make simple but awesome stained art to decorate their space.  This program is for ages 11 to 18 years and will take place under the tree house from 3:45 to 4:45 pm.  No registration is necessary and as always, it is a free program.  So come join us.  We would love to have you participate in the fun!

5 Mayo Cactus Balloon Craft

 spacer 5 Mayo Cactus Balloon Craft

El Cinco de Mayo, ​ fecha de la conmemoración de la Batalla de Puebla, marca la primera vez que el ejército mexicano pudo derrotar a una potencia extranjera mejor preparada, en este caso los franceses. El 3 de mayo de 2018 a las 4:30 PM los invitamos a participar en  esta divertida manualidad en la que  niños de 6 a 13 años podrán crear su propia maceta de cactus utilizando globos. Todos los materiales serán proporcionados por el grupo de amigos de la biblioteca.

Let's Celebrate Local Artists!

It's just about time to once again celebrate local Katy artists at the Maud Marks Library!  We have spent the past week collecting various pieces of artwork from artists all across the area.  On Monday we will be installing the artwork in time for us to open after Easter.  We invite you to come and see the creativity and artistry of the Katy area all month long.

Then, on Saturday, April 7 at 6 PM, we will have our official opening reception.  The public is invited to come view the artwork and meet the various artists from Katy displaying their work.  Refreshments will be invited and all are welcome to join us for this day.  We hope to see you then!

Calling All Katy Area Artists!!

Paint PalettAre 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! Throughout 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 throughout the month of April for our Adult DIY workshop, Wednesday Wonders, TeenMaker, and more! This year, we will have a juried art show with prizes for elementary (ages 6-10), junior high (ages 11-14), and adult (ages 15 and up). Keep an eye on this place right here for more information as we get closer to the big exhibition!

A Wonderful Work of Art!

Barbara Bush Branch Library received a wonderful donation recently. Local artist Harrison Nobles donated his work "Seasons." It is proudly on display on the 2nd floor near the study rooms. Here's Mr. Nobles' description of his work.

"Seasons" is paint, coffee grounds, and stir sticks on panel. I cannot throw away a stir stick when I exit a coffee house. It is perfectly good wood that has been swirled around in a new coffee that no lips have touched. I hope people "get" the sweat or condensation dripping in the summer portion. The painting got the biggest compliment when a lady said " I want to remove everything from my living room and decorate around this piece " Unfortunately she didn't have the money and she gave her blessing for me to give it to the library. She will get one of my paintings later."

Thank you Mr. Nobles for sharing your art with our library community!

Ebru Art at Kingwood Library

The Kingwood Library held a special SAGE program on Tuesday June 6th featuring a live Ebru demonstration with Artist Nihal Sonmez of the Islamic Arts Society. What is Ebru? Unesco.org describes it as "the traditional Turkish art of creating colourful patterns by sprinkling and brushing colour pigments onto a pan of oily water and then transferring the patterns to paper. Known as marbling, this art is commonly used for decoration in the traditional art of bookbinding."

Event attendees heard a brief history of Islamic arts and then watched as Ms. Sonmez demonstrated how to marble an image of a rose. Later, participants had the opportunity to create and marble images themselves!  It was a fun, enjoyable, and educational morning. 

(image courtesy of Mark Haywood)

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!

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