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.
Heyworth Grade School 1st Grade art work depicting landscapes and other choice art work.
Sarah Pitts, a recent graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Heyworth High School Alumni, has some of her art pieces on display in the library. Sarah graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a focus in Illustration. As an illustrator and concept artist, she works primarily with digital mediums using Adobe Suite, but once in a while Sarah finds it nice to work traditionally. Her traditional work includes graphite, ink, water color, gouache, oils, pastels, pencils, and photography. For more information about Sarah, visit her website at www.artistsarahdanielle.crevado.com.
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.
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.”
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.
Randolph Cooperative Grain Co. is celebrating its first 100 years of business. Organized by local farmers in late 1917, the company became incorporated April 30, 1918, and purchased the elevator at Randolph the same year. Today, a 4,000,000-bushel facility occupies the spot where the wooden elevator once stood. From scoop-shovels to electric conveyor systems, and from horse-pulled wagons to horsepower engines, generations of farmers have been bringing their grain to Randolph for over a century.
A display in honor of local veteran, John Sledge.
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.”
8th grade HJHS Artwork – Feb. 2018
The night owls unit took quart bags of popcorn to Heyworth and Randolph Elevators to wish them a safe harvest.
Some of Gene Deerwester’s woodburning projects.
8th grade HJHS Artwork – Feb. 2018
Inspired by artist, Joan Miro, students drew a variety of lines and shapes. After adding color, the students then looked for “accidental” drawings or pictures in their work.
Display by Michelle Bailey
Display of stamped cards by Kristy Zalucha
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.
These are original, free choice projects created by 7th graders at HJHS using a variety of 2D dry materials.
Night Owls Home and Community Education group in Heyworth is joining McLean County Association for Home & Community Education in celebrating HCE month in October. The McLean County Association for Home and Community Education just celebrated its 100 years of service to residents of McLean County. Our Night Owls group has belonged for 44 years. HCE has one primary purpose: helping members find a better way to a better life through education. Our display at the library will show the variety of activities that is offered to HCE members.
A collection of memorabilia from Paul Petry, a surviving World War II veteran.
5th Grade Heyworth Artwork – Feb. 2018