Thursday, December 2, 2010

Student-painted Author Portraits in the Library

Several years ago AP art students made these paintings which were to hang in the English Department hallway. Fortunately for us, the fire marshal said they couldn't mount them in the corridor because of fire regulations. The teacher asked me whether we could use them in the Library. Of course, I said yes. It took several years before we got them mounted permanently but they have graced our walls for awhile now.
They are a neat tribute to the student artists as well a wonderful addition to the ambiance of the Library.
Since then we've had students make paintings for the ends of our fiction and non-fiction shelves. And last spring the Art Honor Society members made a wonderful mural of characters from "Where the Wild Things Are" which hangs on the front of our circulation desk. We have a very colorful Library, indeed.

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