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.
Friday Aug 5 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm our customers helped create the banners for NOTO. “The library was a terrific venue. We were able to finish 2 original silks,” said Carol Bradbury, project coordinator.
Thanks to the Friends of the Library! Their support of the Topeka Competition 30 lets us add great art to our library’s collection. For more than 30 years, the Friends of the Library has sponsored the Topeka Competition. This is a national, juried, biennial exhibition, featuring the best in contemporary arts and crafts. It started […]
“Commemorating Our Nation’s Struggle for Freedom: A Juried Art Competition” – no fee for submission. Kansas artists 18 and older are invited to submit one piece, in any two-dimensional medium, that addresses the theme. “Since the founding of the United States in 1776, the American people have struggled to overcome racism, prejudice, and discrimination. There […]
Book Art for Schools Jeanne Drewes, Preservation librarian at the Library of Congress, will teach you how to teach others! “Book Art for Schools” is a workshop that shows you how to make five different book forms. You can then share your knowledge with students, scout troops, friends, family, anyone! Join us Tuesday, April 26, […]
And the winners are… Best in Show: Cars and Trucks and Things that Go by Henry Herreman 1st Runner-Up: The Princess and the Pea by Kenya Birzer Best Play on Words: Nessa Johnson – Lord of the Flies Most Likely to […]
52 for 150 is a weekly, year-long video series highlighting 52 very special things from your library’s Special—and permanent—Collections.
Have you ever been to an art gallery, like the Alice C Sabatini gallery at TSCPL, and found yourself gazing at a piece that absolutely speaks to you? Wondering how it’s possible for paint on canvas or a statue to be so moving? Wikipedia says ”art is made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions” […]