To each artist a sketchbook is a way of capturing ideas – there are no rules. What do you capture in your sketchbooks?
Members of the Kansas Artist Craftsmen Association will showcase the latest in contemporary work in clay, fiber, metal and mixed media at the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery Oct. 5 through Nov. 2. The highest caliber of craftsmanship and artistic expression can be seen in this exhibit. Judge for yourself. Come in and help select [...]
Clear out those closets and dressers and feel good doing it. Your gently used clothing will warm dozens of people this winter, but first your donations will become part of a cool replication of the classic painting Starry Night. Donate new or used winter clothes at the library.
“My job is to tell stories with yarn.” Artist Sarah Swett weaves words from an unfinished novel into her tapestries. The tale is revealed in a series she calls Slow Literature.
Show us your favorite stuff! We’ll show it to everyone!
We all keep mementos to remind us of a special event, time or person. Our memories make stories. Our stories about these items create meaning and value.
From decorative paper cutting to the world of art , one innovative artist, Lotte Reiniger, utilized this ancient craft to create some of the first animated films and has had a lasting influence on the art world.
School is out and summer is almost here. What is there to do in Topeka? There are a world of reasons for visiting an art gallery. I have listed my top ten for exploring the Sabatini Gallery.
Museums are my hobby. I love visiting as many as I can whenever I travel. They tell the stories of our communities. However deep in recesses of their gift shops and bookstores lurks my undiagnosed addiction.
Getting a taste of being a grown-up is just part of being a teen. The library gives real-world experience to artistic and creative teens through this new publication. More than a dozen area teens have contributed to The Hidden Edge, a literary magazine just for teens. And submissions are being sought for the next edition. Learn more inside this post.
Making art lets us articulate things that are bothering us. In doing so, it helps us heal.
Have you ever wondered where the library keeps all its art? Let’s take a look at Special Collection Storage down in the basement of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.