Picture books are often children's first exposure to art. As galleries of artists' work—all within the pages of books—they reflect the vast variety of art mediums we find in museums. Some artists create with real-world materials like paint and pencils; others make collage or etchings. Some even work in virtual media like computer graphics, and, of course, some use a combination of tools and methods.
When my children were younger, I would check out piles of picture books to read with them—and for the pleasure of viewing the artwork. And even though my children have moved beyond picture books, I still enjoy opening these miniature exhibitions, browsing through old favorites or finding new artists.
You’ve probably heard about Community Access Television Services (CATS), the cable TV station at the Main Library. But how familiar are you with the amazing programs on CATS, and how to watch them? And what about creating your own programs for broadcast?
Here's all you need to get involved with the coolest—and only—community access TV station in Monroe County.
How often do you get the chance to help the Library, the community, and yourself—all at the same time? Now’s your chance, by participating in the Library’s Food for Fines program October 15–28 at the Main Library and Ellettsville Branch. Read more about Food for Fines
Ever since Salvador Dalí broke the window at Bonwit Teller in New York City and came sliding out onto Fifth Avenue in a bathtub, America has equated his fantastic art with surrealism. In fact, surrealism began as a literary movement—its visual art was an afterthought, a depiction of a world already described by words. Read more about Really Simple Surrealism