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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!

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.

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.

Northwest Art League Members' work on Exhibit

If you need a moment of serene beauty in the pre-holiday bustle, the artwork in our meeting room will provide. Members of the Northwest Art League have hung some collages and paintings that I think you'll enjoy in Room L-129 during December. Breathe deep and enjoy!

Northwest Art League Exhibiting in August

 

Northwest Art League is back this month with more paintings for you to enjoy in the Meeting Room, Room L-129! Carol Carranza, Susan Garrison, Carmen Lorzi, Dorothy Lyons, and Janice Smith have contributed their work to grace our walls for another month.
Did you know that you can book the Meeting Room for your (non-commercial) meetings? It holds up to fifty people and has a small kitchen with a refrigerator for your refreshments. We also have a PowerPoint projector, should you need it. Call the library or drop by the Reference deck to book it. And then you can sit and enjoy the Northwest Art League’s paintings as you converse.

Alicia Mitchell exhibiting in Room L-129

Alicia Mitchell is back with more of her prolific collection of expressive paintings and collages. If you happen to be in the library this month, check out our meeting room--Room L-129--for this El Paso native's exciting work. 

 

 

William (Bill) Epps watercolors in Room L-129 during May

At the library's Artist's Date last month retired architect William (Bill) Epps gave a demonstration of how to draw perspective so artists can include buildings in their paintings. He went on to paint an abstract under-painting consisting of pools of colors that would later appear in the finished painting. And then he covered the whole wet painted paper with plastic wrap, so the colors would puddle in the ridges of plastic wrap. This is how he begins his painting process.

This month you can enjoy the finished paintings of this artist who combines the drafted precision of the architect and the random freedom of the master watercolorist, in the library's meeting room, Room L-129

Northwest Art League group exhibiting in Room L-129

Within a 200-mile radius of Houston there are 18 independent art leagues under an umbrella fine arts organization called the Lone Star Art Guild. The Tomball Art League serves our immediate area and its next-door neighbor to the south is the Northwest Art League. This month we are delighted to host the artworks of a group of Northwest Art League members in our meeting room. Carmen Zorba, Claire Payne, Jerry Sue Greenhill, and Anh Lam have braved the traffic along Highway 249 to come north and hang a variety of acrylic and watercolor pieces. Do come by and enjoy their work. 

Artist's Date this Thursday!

Drop your chores, bring your lunch and your art supplies, and join us in the front room of the library for our summer Artist’s Date Thursday, August 7th. Beginning at 10:00, we’ll spend the morning doing our own art project; then we’ll have lunch, and at 1:00, artist Gabe Riquelme will help us learn how to do believable figure drawing.

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