The Heyworth Public Library is thrilled to showcase art in the library this month belonging to Heyworth second grade and seventh grade art students. Stop in and see what they are up to! Thank you Mrs. Mary Duvenhage for sharing your talented students with our community!
The second graders learned about the artist Edward Tingatinga from Africa. His artwork was made into a cartoon series. Students learned how to make their own art into short stories.
The seventh grade students studied acrylic and watercolor painting techniques and created artwork based on what they learned.
The library has two display spaces available. If you are interested in sharing a special collection, please contact Beth Porter at 473-2313. Some of our previous displays are pictured below.
Some of Gene Deerwester’s woodburning projects.
Display of stamped cards by Kristy Zalucha
Display by Michelle Bailey
Seraphim Angel collection belonging to Lisa Shaffer. Seraphim Angels became America’s best-selling angels shortly after their introduction in 1993. This is a sampling of over 100 angels in the collection.
The night owls unit took quart bags of popcorn to Heyworth and Randolph Elevators to wish them a safe harvest.
Lt. Marvin S. Arthington, cousin of Heyworth’s Sue Lichty, was killed in action in Vietnam in 1970. His remains were positively identified this past spring and he was buried with full military honors October 5 at Arlington National Cemetery.
A collection of memorabilia from Paul Petry, a surviving World War II veteran.
A collection of prized toys belonging to John Sledge’s father when he was an eleven year old boy. An amazing collection of creativity and imagination.
Kara Lopez’s artistry. We asked Kara how she got started in the art of Pysanky – Ukrainian Easter Eggs, she said; “Pysanky has been part of my life since I was young. My older sister learned from her future Mother-in-law and let me try my hand at it. I was hooked immediately!” She mentioned that the supplies are inexpensive which made this a great hobby when she began, then added, ”I spent many late nights in my teen years working on my eggs. As my skill grew, I started giving away eggs as gifts to friends and family. I preferred to give them away as opposed to putting a price tag on them to sell.” Kara took a break from the hobby after her first son was born as she focused on raising her children. However, by the time her third son was a year old, she decided to dust everything off and revive Pysanky in her life once again. Kara said, “I remember telling some good friends about Pysanky, and asking them if they’d like to try it with me. I didn’t do a very good job of describing it though, because they told me later they were bewildered as to why I was so excited about making “Paas Easter Eggs”. They were envisioning the typical way we decorated eggs as kids at Easter time. Pysanky is actually created with the wax-resist method. The designs are “written” in hot wax using a tool called a Kistka, and the colors are created with dyes. Once my friends tried it, they were hooked too!” Since then, with the help of good friends, she has figured out how to share this art with children as young as 2 years old. Kara shared, “I’ve taught my children’s and friends’ classmates in art class at school; and I’ve used it as a way to fellowship with other women at church. It’s a hobby I can sit down and work together on with my sons. However my most rewarding experience to date has been the opportunity to re-create an egg that belonged to a friend of mine. She adopted her second son from Ukraine, and brought back a Ukrainian Easter Egg (Pysanka) when they brought him home. It hung on their Christmas tree every year, until it was accidentally dropped onto a tile floor. Thankfully, they had enough of the shell left that I could see the design and re-create a new egg for them.” She was also able to teach the art to her friend’s son, who is Ukrainian by birth. Kara says, “I am by no means a pro, but I have truly been blessed by this hobby and the friendships that it has led me to.”
Judith Hunter’s decorated gourds and pumpkins. Judith used wood burning techniques to decorate these one of a kind gourds. The pumpkins are also handmade using various fabrics and decorations.
A display in honor of local veteran, John Sledge.
Some of Jeff Dyer’s stained glass projects. He started working with stained glass at his sister’s in Tampa. “It started as just something to do to occupy myself,” he says. “…it turned into something that I do in the winter months to keep me busy and cut down on smoking at the same time. It’s very consuming work. But when you see your finished project, it’s well worth the time spent.”