Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Look But Don't Rotate
Boss Lady found a wooden revolving literary display in the Library basement, and it was perfect for us to use as an art display for our Cauli art appreciation drawings. Thanks to the Decorinator, the display was covered in cardboard and then yellow construction paper (another of Boss Lady's ingenious ideas). Well, Decorinator selected the paper color, and she constructed the entire refurbishing. Decorinator is an ornamental genius when it comes to Library adornment. Scowl-Face stood slack-jawed and dazed, which for him was a meaningful contribution.
Our young patrons' artwork is presently displayed prominently by the elevator, immediately inside the Library's front entrance. (Another Boss Lady brilliancy.) Is it any wonder why Boss Lady is in charge? You should stop by the Library to take a personal look. Until then, take a gander at these photos (as always, click each picture to bigify).
Why two photos of the signs atop the display? Twice the Cauli for your money, I'd venture.
Although the display is technically a revolving type, please do NOT try to rotate it. It might fly apart. A screw fell out when Boss Lady and Scowl-Face were hauling it upstairs. (Boss Lady is as strong as an elephant.) They don't know exactly what the loose screw was holding in place, but it could have been something vital to the structural integrity of the display. So just let it sit quietly. Remember--look but don't touch.
I can honestly say that I have never been drawn so well by so many young artists. Coloring line figures is an underappreciated art form. In these drawings you will immediately observe an extensive array of creative energies. Let them carry your emotions to loftier heights, or at least toward the vending machines.
Thanks to all of our young patrons who shared their artistic abilities. I hope they had fun. We're certainly enjoying their fine efforts.
I'm No Art Expert, But I Know What I Like,
Cauli Le Chat
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P.S. The Music Man composed an entire CD of percussion pieces based upon musical interpretations of famous Salvador Dali paintings. The collection is called The Persistence of Memory (2011), which is available to check-out in our Evergreen Indiana online catalog. Like all of the Library's composer's original musical scores, we have used them as soundtracks in our book trailers and other videos, such as the sampling below.