Teen art programs coming to Cumberland library
CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Public Library has two opportunities coming up for area teens to showcase their art skills.
Teen Art Showcase for grades 6-12: Deadline, Oct. 8. In honor of October’s Teen Read Week, the library hopes to showcase teen art to fit this year’s theme, “Unleash Your Story!” Teens must design the artwork that would be the book cover of their biography. The artwork can include text such as the title of the biography, or it can just be the visual artwork. The piece should be no bigger than 9-by-12 inches and can’t be threedimensional. Entries can be dropped off from Sept. 18 to Oct. 8. The library will display work in the Teen Center for the month of October and raffle off a $25 Blick gift card to participants. Please drop off artwork at the Teen Center or the Reference Desk of the library, located on the second floor.
Lions Club Peace Poster Contest, ages 11-13: Deadline, Nov. 3. The Lions Club is hosting its annual Peace Poster Contest for youth, this year with the theme “The Future of Peace.” Interested youth should design a poster that fits their interpretation of the theme and can drop off at the library. All participants will have to fill out an application with their entry, and full rules and guidelines can be picked up at the library Teen Center or Reference desk on the second floor. Entries for this contest will be displayed in the Hayden Center in December. Teens who’d like some help designing their poster can participate in a postermaking workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. The library will provide all materials.
For more information on these art programs, call the library’s Teen Center at 333-2552, ext. 6.