Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Alexander Co. Library Recycled Art Show Taking Submissions Thursday, July 24 – Exhibition, Hot Dog Lunch July 26

Catawba County artist, Gene DeMaegd, recycled old CDs to create this piece. 

Alexander County Library thanks Mr. DeMaegd for his recycled art demonstrations.

Have you ever thought about what you can do with your trash besides throw it away?  Alexander County Library challenges you to create art with it!  The final big event for Fizz Boom READ, the summer reading program, will be an art show of recycled or repurposed items. 

Any items that could be thrown away can be used - items such as leftover buttons from a shirt, beads from a broken necklace, soda cans, or bottles. The only limit is your imagination.  The artwork must be in good taste to be viewed by the general public. Please do not use perishable items. 

There will be 5 age divisions juried – Adult, High School, Middle School, Elementary, and Preschool. Prizes will be given to the top artwork in each division. A best of show prize - a free one year membership for The Hiddenite Center - will be determined by patron vote.

The art event will be Saturday, July 26 beginning at 10 am at the main library in Taylorsville followed by a hot dog cookout.  Visitors will get to vote for their favorite art piece. The final event is sponsored by Alexander Friends of the Library.

The art contest is open to all Alexander County residents.  Only one artwork may be submitted per resident.  Please deliver your masterpiece to Alexander County Library and fill out an entry form on Thursday, July 24 any time between 9 am and 7 pm.

August is Art Appreciation Month and all works will be displayed at the library, win or not, for the month. For more information call me at the library at 828-632-4058.

Hope to see your work in our show!

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