Tag Archives: Art

Local Artist, Cindy Shafer, adorns Community Art Wall

Cindy Shafer, mother of four, born and raised in Amherstburg, Ontario,  is a self-taught artist who has worked in pen and ink, pastel, charcoal, marker, scroll saw, henna and digital art. Her exhibit is a welcome addition to our Community Art Wall and can be viewed during the whole month of September, 2016 at the Central branch. In 2013, at the age of fifty-four, Cindy decided to teach herself to paint with acrylics....
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Mandalas Delight WPL’s Community Art Wall

WPL is delighted to introduce our next local artist, Ayesha Drouillard, to our Community Art Wall located at the Central Branch. Ayesha’s art is currently focused on creating wonderfully expressive and colourful Mandalas and sacred circles. She explains that she works intuitively, playing with colours and letting her heart guide her hands to create wonderful freehand designs. “The process of creating the freehand mandalas is just as important as the finished...
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Video Poems on Display by Gregory Stasiak

With the relaunch of WPL’s freshly painted Community Art Wall, we are excited to announce our next exhibit from local artist, Gregory Stasiak. A member of the Arts Council of Windsor & Region and Artcite Inc; Stasiak’s exhibit mixes the mediums of both poetry and performance art to help us celebrate National Poetry Month for April 2016. Through the use of an ATM machine, Stasiak creates what would seem to most,...
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#NailedIt

This month, Bridgeview Library’s Failed It or Nailed It Adult Craft program was the Melted Crayon Art fad you can see all over Pinterest. The general idea is to secure a ton of crayons on a canvas and use heat to melt them into a work of art. Easy, you say? Well not quite that simple. There are a couple tricks to the trade as we learned last week. The...
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Have You Heard About Crafternoons?

Have you been to Crafternoons at Central Library? It’s a fun filled program that explores art & crafts for kids of all ages (that means you too adults). In the past we’ve made Pi Day Bracelets, DIY Window Stickers and Paperbag Princesses! This month we’re going to be doing Marble Painting on April 11th and Constellation Viewers on April 25th to celebrate International Astronomy Day. The program will take place at...
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Make a card Saturday at the Central Library

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and what better way to celebrate mom or grandma (or any other special person) than with a handmade card. This Saturday at Central Library we’ll be “upcycling” pages from discarded books to make beautiful Mother’s Day cards to give away. As with all of our upcycling programs this craft will emphasize reusing materials to make something new. In this case we’re using books that were...
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Upcoming Upcycling Saturday Craft

This Saturday we have another exciting craft in the works at the Central Library. We’ll be making cute little “robots” out of old boxes and once again turning trash into treasure. Like all of our Upcycling crafts, this uses a combination re-purposed materials – in this case cardboard – and traditional craft supplies and helps to instill values of reuse and recycling by emphasizing the continued use of items that might otherwise...
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Some Fancy Fingers at WPL

Saturday was a busy day here at the Central library. Between our Upcycling Crafts program and the Get to Know Your Muslim Neighbor Day, things were bustling. The Muslim women’s group provided WPL customers and staff with all kinds of treats for all ages. The women brought in some authentic cuisine including the best samosas I’ve ever tasted, applied some beautiful henna tattoos to WPL staff and customers, and demonstrations...
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Upcycling: From Trash to Treasure

We’re having way too much fun at the Central library. Every other Saturday I’ve been joined by a wonderful group of kids as we make crafts out of items we’d normally have thrown away. We’ve been coming up with all kinds of creative ways to reuse common household items. In the past we’ve worked with paper roles, recycling book paper, magazines, packing paper, boxes, holiday cards, and all kinds of...
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Join Us for Upcycling on Saturday at Central

We’ve been making crafts all winter here at Central library and this Saturday we’ll be making butterflies out of recycled materials to celebrate spring’s long-awaited arrival. Our Upcycling programs always include at least one recycled item and are meant to teach children the value of preserving our resources by making new items out of objects they might otherwise have thrown out. Previous programs have used packing materials, water bottles, greeting...
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You + Me Sculpture Project Coming to Central!

The You+Me Sculpture project is coming to WPL! local artist Laura Shintani is here working on an exciting project and needs your help! Come and be a be part of Windsor’s history by sharing your thumb print. She’ll be at the Central Branch (850 Ouellette Ave) TODAY, February 27th, 2014 from 4-6pm and on Saturday, March 1st from 2-4pm. To learn more about this project visit Laura’s facebook page at:...
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Windsor Public Library Exhibits Art

Beginning this month, the Windsor Public Library’s community display case will be part of Artcite Inc.’s Summer Art Fest 2013. Summer Art Fest is a downtown-wide exhibit featuring artwork in various galleries, businesses, storefronts, and WPL’s Central Library, 850 Ouellette Avenue, by artists from Windsor/Essex, Detroit and areas further afield. Summer Art Fest 2013 runs from July 19 through August 3, 2013. For more information on Summer Art Fest 2013,...
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