Painting

Alicia Mitchell exhibiting in Room L 129 through May

When you see Alicia Mitchell’s artwork in Room L-129 this month you’ll immediately feel her warmth and humanity. A lifelong resident of El Paso, she moved to Spring when she retired in 2001 and took up painting with a passion. She works in oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, colored pencil, collage, and clay; but her exhibition this month features some of her oil paintings and collages. C’mon by!

The Paintings of Linnie Baird

Next time you’re in the library drop into our meeting room, Room L 129, and enjoy the paintings of Linnie Baird. Born in Alabama, Baird finally got to Texas in her early twenties and has been delighted to be here ever since. You’ll be amazed to learn she’s been painting for only seven years, having taken up a family painting tradition only after her artist father died.  She paints in oils and pen and ink, with a distinctly Texas style. She's equally at home with painting architecture, landscape ( in both Texas and Colorado), and figures. 

Experience Art in Houston

Are you new to our community? Or, maybe, you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family? Houston has so many wonderful places to visit;  one of my favorites is the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Before your visit the museum, stop by the library, and pick up a few of the book suggestions that I have provided. Sharing books together with your child, provides a great  opportunity to reflect upon that they think and to make fine art more relevant to them. 

According to the MFAH website, there are several ways you can enjoy the museum without having to pay admission. 

Don't Put Paint in Your Mouth, Please!

Do you worry about your infants putting everything in their mouths that they can lay their hands on? But at the same time you want them to be exposed to new textures and learn new motor skills? Worry no more! Come and join us for Infant Explorers on Thursday, April 4, 2013 @ 10:30 AM where we shall have tons of fun painting with homemade edible paints. Here’s the finger paint recipe that we are using.

Mess Alert: Be prepared to get dirty!

Muril Wilson exhibition in Room L 129

Muril Wilson is an award winning artist and former President of the Tomball Art League. She’s been painting ever since, as a young adult, the Teton Mountains took her breath away. Born in Bellmead, a suburb of Waco, her travels back and forth to visit her folks take her through the little town of Calvert where she’s in love with their historic buildings. To date she’s painted twenty-two of them, many of them bought by the building owners. This month she is displaying some of those Calvert paintings as well as other Texas scenes and events. See them in Room L 129.
 

Alicia Mitchell exhibition in our Meeting Room

Alicia Mitchell has another exhibition in our meeting room this month. This time she is featuring historic collages and still lifes. The photo at left shows her with her last exhibition here. We invite you to wander through and take a look at them next time you're in the library.

Artists are welcome to reserve the meeting room and hang your paintings for a month at a time. Just phone the reference desk at 832-559-4213 to make arrangements.  

Thursday Infant Explorers! Spaghetti Painting.

Smart Baby with glassesTomorrow @10:30 AM we are going to play with our food.  Infant Explorers is an infant craft/activity that provides a whirl to all our senses.  One of our moms suggested spaghetti painting for our next infant craft and we are happy to oblige.  Make sure your ready for the mess; we have every intention of making a big one.  Different colors will be added to the fresh cooked pasta for the delight of children attending.   We will paint and squeeze who know what else in the name of creating a truly sensory experience.  This activity is intended children 0-18 months to enjoy and explore.  The bigger the mess the smarter they get. 

Jell-O Painting Infant Explorers!

Leovigilda with Jello Art WorkYesterday we had special guest Leovigilda Genova in our Infant Explores Program.  I had the privilege of showing Leovigilda the ins and outs of Jell-O painting.  We were all slipping and sliding around in abstract full sensory exploration art.  If you have never experienced this particular medium it is highly recommended.  The babies squished it in their fingers and toes.  Afterwards we all cleaned up to play with some infant toys and chase down some bubbles.  Thanks to Leovigilda for participating in our program today and to the happy children of the Katherine Tyra Library community for cutting loose and having fun.  

Preschool Picassos : Children's Painting Program

children paintingJoin us July 19th at 10:30 AM for our children’s painting program Preschool Picassos.  If you don’t mind getting messy, this is a program your children and you will enjoy.  Preschool Picassos is held every third Thursday of the month.  We use all different kinds of mediums to produce a unique color exploration experience.   

This month we are going to create art with featured on Putti Prapancha’s website.   Using tape to cover parts of paper we will paint over the paper and paint generously and then remove the painters tape to reveal an abstract mosaic like masterpiece. 

No Paint, No Problem!

There’s one more Web 2.Yo! class left for the teens this summer. It’s been a blast. Checkout the painting I made with one of the many cool Web sites we’ve explored. It is a site where you can paint in the style of Jackson Pollock.

Abstract Painting

Want to know more about it? If so, then just come by and we’ll show it to you and a whole bunch more. Once SRP is over the class will be moving to a different day and time. We’ll keep you posted on any changes.

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