The North Manchester Public Library is excited and honored to partner with the Paint the World™ initiative to host a collaborative canvas at the library.
Paint the World™ is an organization that “activates community-driven solutions by creating opportunities for collective creativity.” They “are on a mission to harness the power of a blank canvas, spark creative confidence, and unlock the collaborative problem-solving capacity of communities around the world. Paint the World has the core belief that a blank canvas has the power to unlock dormant creativity, tap into a community’s collective consciousness, enhance innovative problem-solving skills and provide a unique vantage point into the heart of the world.”
A collaborative canvas, along with paints and supplies, will be hung at the library from Wednesday, July 26th through Thursday, July 27th. Community members can come between the hours of 10am and 7pm both days to paint and create on the canvas. Activity cards will be made available so that participants can share their experiences and feelings during their time painting. The finished canvas will be returned to the Paint the World™ organization who will auction it off to continue to support the organization and canvas placements in other communities.
"We're thrilled to offer another avenue for the community to create and explore the arts,” said Sarah Morbitzer, NMPL Children’s Department Manager “This has been a big summer for art projects at NMPL! The North Manchester Fine Arts Club and the Community Foundation of Wabash County sponsored our Summer Art Series with Hannah Burnworth. Members of the Knitting & Crochet Group have been teaching library users of all ages each Friday afternoon. Josh Steely, one of our clerks, has led several workshops on Cereal Box Art. We're really giving patrons a variety of ways to explore the world around them and interact with different mediums. This Paint the World Canvas is going to be the cherry on top of our summer of art!"
“As we wrap up another amazing summer, we’re excited to have one final event to say farewell to this magical summer of reading,” says Molly Magnus, NMPL Programming Coordinator. “We hope people of all ages will feel welcome to come and add their own artistic touch to this community canvas!”
For more information on Paint the World™ visit www.painttheworld.com
For more information on NMPL programming, visit www.nman.lib.in.us
The mission of the North Manchester Public Library is to provide materials, programs, and services necessary to meet the recreational and educational needs of the community in a comfortable and easily-accessible facility, which is a community center of activity and information.