Thanks to a grant provided from the Bloomington Area Arts Council, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the Nation Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the Linton Public Library will have two Spring Fling arts programs. The first will be on Saturday, April 4 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM in the Library’s program room. We will feature six Greene County artists who will have their items on display. Each artist will have a presentation at the times listed below describing what is involved in their art and how you can create art yourself. The public is invited and encouraged to join us and find out about many different forms of art and how they can get involved in one for a relaxing hobby or for profit. Several of the artists will have their items available for sale too.
The speakers are: 11:00 AM – Sarah Bellamy will explain how she creates her beautiful beaded jewelry, the tools needed and why she started working in this form of art; 11:30 AM Nell Devitt will talk about her creations using her hand made, smoke fired decorative tiles. She will explain what goes into making the tiles and how she combines them into a beautiful decorative art piece; 12:00 Noon P. D. Haywood will show us what is involved in making stained glass art pieces and how easy it can be to get started. His pieces range from small decorative items to large windows; 12:30 PM Jim Kirsch will show us what goes into making his wonderful collectible bird houses. His work is nationally known, but few birds actually get to use his houses. Come and see why; 1:00 PM Sue Sparks will display the work and design that goes into making her decorative and useful baskets and how someone can get involved in basket weaving as a hobby or more; 1:30 PM Sonna Berghaier will discuss her collage art and how to incorporate many items we find in daily life into an art project. Some of her creations are on exhibit in the Friends area at the Library. Reservations are not required but are encouraged to guarantee plenty of seating. Please join us for this, our first Spring Fling, to welcome in the new season.