The mural the kids created during Fun Friday at the library last week is finally dry and hung. This 4.5 x 8.5 foot canvas is now on its fourth year of being painted by 40+ children each time so it is becoming quite heavy. It amazes me how much canvas can tolerate. And it also makes me a believer in the strength of acrylic paint.
This year I decided to incorporate a bit of our local Main Street though I did embellish it (quite) a bit along with dinosaurs (which isn't too far off since Drumheller is close by) and giraffes and instruments and different modes of transportation (including a paper airplane). The theme for this year's Summer Reading Club is 'GO!' which references new experiences, both near and far, through books and travel and food and imagination. The mural adds such a vibrant pop of colour to the kids' section of the library. Love it!
Unfortunately I didn't measure the space prior to hanging the canvas but fortunately it fit perfectly! I've run art programming at the library long enough that I should have the measurements of this space memorized...but I don't. I can't wait to see the kids' faces as they come in the library and see their masterpiece up for everyone to enjoy.
AIRdirondack Art Project