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Posted on: November 4, 2019

SML Art Club spotlights American artists in November and December

SML Art Club

Teens and adults can come create their own works of art inspired by two great American artists this November and December at the library. SML Art Club will spotlight the works of Dale Chihuly and Keith Haring during programs for ages 10 and older. No registration or previous artistic experience is required to attend.

This month, teens and adults will learn about American glass artist, Dale Chihuly (1941 - ), whose artwork stretches the limits of glass blowing and other art media. Chihuly pioneered a new way of working with glass by utilizing gravity and centrifugal force to let molten glass find its shape in its own organic way making asymmetry and irregularity defining points of his art. The SML Art Club will allow participants to make their own colorful mobile in a similar style. SML Art Club: Dale Chihuly workshops are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, November 12, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., David Raines Branch (Facebook Event)
  • Wednesday, November 13, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mooretown Branch (Facebook Event)
  • Monday, November 18, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., West Shreveport Branch (Facebook Event)
  • Tuesday, November 19, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch (Facebook Event)
  • Wednesday, November 20, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Means Branch (Facebook Event)
  • Wednesday, November 27, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mooringsport Branch (Facebook Event)

In December, the SML Art Club will draw inspiration from the works of Keith Haring (1958 – 1990). Haring’s iconic pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. From subway drawings and street graffiti to international exhibitions and acclaimed public space murals, Haring’s work redefined art in the 1980s and beyond. Teens and adults will learn about Haring’s work while painting their own wooden ornaments in Haring’s style. SML Art Club: Keith Haring workshops will be held on the following dates at the times and locations below.

  • Monday, December 2, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch
  • Tuesday, December 3, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., David Raines Branch
  • Wednesday, December 4, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., North Shreveport Branch
  • Monday, December 9, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Mooretown Branch
  • Wednesday, December 11, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Means Branch

SML Art Club meets monthly at various Shreve Memorial Library branches. Classes have explored the works of artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Georges-Pierre Seurat, Piet Mondrian, Edvard Munch, and Salvador Dali.

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