Fall… What a perfect time to attend some Art festivals and reconnect with your creative self. This weekend is the 79th annual Country Club Plaza Art Festival. There will be 240 artists, three live music stages, and a kid’s art workshop. Wonderful culinary treats will also be available for purchase. Support the Arts in Kansas City by visiting the art festival this weekend.
Yesterday, after a short talk was given on Jackson Pollock, two dozen painters launched their careers as expressionists. Paint was flung at paper from a hundred different angles. Who knows, maybe someday this event will mark the early period of a new movement of abstract artists in Independence.
If this proves to be the case, then we should be thankful that the the press was there to document this event.
Second Annual Art, Illustration, and Graphic Design Exhibit
The theme for this year’s Teen Read Week is BOOKS WITH A BEAT @ YOUR LIBRARY. There are many ways to express this theme. One way is through the visual arts. Today, there are a multitude of different media that one can use: pencil and pen, color pencils and/or markers, watercolors, pastels, computer design, etc. What’s your media?
Come be a part of the Second Annual Art, Illustration, and Graphic Design Exhibit sponsored by the Antioch Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library.
Fall is in the air at Buckner. The Buckner Branch is bringing Fall inside with this beautiful wall mural displaying a forest scene in full autumn color. The mural is being painted by Jackie, one of Buckner's staff.
We also have books on some famous artists like Claude Monet and Charles Russell. Most of these books contain many color plates that show the artists' famous works. Some also show the artists' processes through their sketches and preparation drawings. A few books also explain the historical and political statements inserted into paintings by the artists. We also have videos that explain and celebrate artist’s accomplishments. There are many resources at the library to help people enjoy art.
Each year before Armistice Day, the North Platte art students work on patriotic drawings. The school has a special event for Veterans Day, and invites area veterans to the school to be recoginzed. People who come to the event can see the art on display.
North Oak's Partnership with North Kansas City Schools Blooms
What a pleasure it is to see local student's art work on display in our library branch. This month, the 6th Grade students from Maple Park Middle School, led by Ms. Baker, are sharing their "Altered Self-Portraits" with us. In addition to this, Mrs. McKiddie and Ms. Boydston from Antioch Middle School are sharing a variety of art including "Still Life Drawing", "Surrealism Stacked Forms", and "Rhythm Design".