Tuesday, April 19
Wednesday, April 13
Winners Announced for NWRHS Art & Community Studio
The Art and Community Studio Classes of Northwest Rankin High School held it's 2nd annual artist's reception at the G. Chastaine Flynt Memorial Library on April 11th.
The theme, "Mississippi Landscapes," was inspired by Albert Smathers of Mississippi College and Mrs. Teresa Aikens of Northwest Rankin High School. They have worked together for the last 8 years. Smathers, a professional artist with over 30 years experience, visited the high school earlier this year to demonstrate his renowned techniques. His visit was so exhilarating for the students, Arts and Community Studio instructor Teresa Aikens, encouraged the students to take photographs of their favorite Mississippi locals and turn them into stunning works of art.
"This exhibit is part of the focus of the Art and Community Studio Classes," Aikens said. "The students work hard to make their art a visible part of the community." She added that in addition to the annual library exhibit of student paintings, the class also partners with community businesses and organizations to create artwork for permanent installations.
|Mrs. Aikens with her winning students (R to L): |
3rd Place winner Kanch Brooks
1st Place winner Estefania Armendariz
2nd Place winner Quinn Gordon
As part of the exhibit, which was installed on March 1st, library patrons were encouraged to vote for their favorite pieces. Nearly 100 votes were cast. Paintings will hang until April 30th.
Monday, April 11
This is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all. The theme for 2016 National Library Week is "Libraries Transform."
Friday, April 1
Patsy has picked a really great book for her next Chapter 1 Book Club meeting on Tuesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. at the Pearl Public Library.
Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century is by journalist Hunter S. Thompson. It's a lively recounting of Thompson's hard-driven life as a rebel who marched to the beat of his own drum. Thompson is credited with creating "Gonzo journalism" a personalized style of reporting that puts the writer at the center of the story.
Thompson was born in Louisville, KY on July 18, 1937. His life included a frequent use of drugs and a passion for firearms. Suffering from health problems, and depression Thompson committed suicide in 2005. He was 67.
Don't miss this Chapter 1 Book Club! You can see it's going to be a really good one as always!