Early Peoples Cultural Revolution With Masks Project At Public Library

Monday, January 12, 2015

Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library announced a new project for the Chattanooga Public Library Teen/Tween programs at all of its branches and two elementary schools who expressed interest in participating in this special project. Early Peoples Cultural Revelation with Masks project will serve 300 children who have researched various early peoples around the world, Native Americans, and various African peoples and will paint cultural masks with local artist, Larry Bullington of The Masters Studio.

This project has been made possible with a grant received from the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga.

Fifth grade students at McConnell Elementary will begin painting cultural masks this week.  They will work with artist, Larry Bullington, between 1:15-2:45 p.m. on Tuesday Jan. 13 and Wednesday Jan. 14. Completed masks will be displayed at the school for other students, parents, and community members to view. 

Teen/tweens at Northgate Library branch will work with local artist, Larry Bullington on Saturday, Jan. 24 between 2-4 p.m. painting various Native American masks. On March 31 and April 1 the teen/tweens at the Downtown, Eastgate, and South Chattanooga branches will paint Native American masks with Larry Bullington. 

Third grade students at Orchard Knob Elementary will work with local artist, Larry Bullington in February to paint African Masks. 

Christine Hockert, Secretary of the Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library is coordinating the Early Peoples Cultural Revelation with Masks project.

Contact Angie Fontana, office manager of the Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library for more details. Ms. Fontana can be reached at 423-757-5425 or by email folibchatt@gmail.com.


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