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Program mixes youngsters with old-timers for art in Knoxville

 

May 24, 2011



The Knoxville Library has been chosen to offer the Create Together Intergenerational Art Program for this summer.

This program is a partnership with the Brew House Association, a local arts organization, in which 10-12 participants (children entering the third through sixth grade, and older adults between ages 60-80), are brought together in pairs as partners in a six-week long arts media programs that included sculpting, collage, drawing, fabrics, photography, acrylic painting and watercolor painting and other mixed media, followed by a gallery exhibit and celebration.

In this process of deepening their awareness and appreciation of the arts, participants also deepen their trust and understanding of each other. This program was quite successful at the South Side Library in the summer of 2009.

Create Together will begin at the Knoxville Library on Wednesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. to noon and continue each Wednesday morning through July 27. Interested individuals must register in advance and commit to attending at least five of the six programs. Registrations will be taken until Saturday, June 4.

The Knoxville Branch is at 400 Brownsville Road. News and events at the Knoxville branch are on the library branch's web page, www. carnegielibrary.org/locations/knoxville, or on Facebook by searching for Carnegie Library of PittsburghKnoxville.

 

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