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Cameron Village Regional Library to feature chicken-inspired art
5/3/2012: .

Responding to a call for art inspired by chickens, local artists have provided more than 55 works of art for display at the Cameron Village Regional Library throughout May. Canvas with oils, acrylics and watercolor - as well as sculpture, line drawings, pottery, and fabric art - are exhibited in all areas of the library for public view.

 

The collection, provided by artists of multiple talents and various ages, was juried with the following results:

  • Best of Show: Linda Dallas
  • First Place: Rob Larson
  • Second Place: Sandra Cyr
  • Third Place: Joseph O'Shaughnessy
  • Honorable mentions: Autumn Cobeland, Dawn Early-Olds, David Farrell, Keith Norval, Patsy Skinner and Susan Skrycki

"The staff is thrilled with the response from the community," says Jean Ellis, library manager.

 

Many local library members own urban chickens, and the library has offered programs on chicken-keeping that have been well-attended over the years.

 

"We knew the interest was there and the art, which represents the interest, is a wonderful spring addition to the library," she adds. "It's great fun for staff and library visitors as well."

 

There will be a reception to honor the artists at 7 p.m. May 24 in Room 114 of the library. To learn more, call (919) 856-6727 or e-mail jells@wakegov.com.