Eagle Rock art class to host show

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Members of the Eagle Rock Library Home School Art Class include: Wyatt Eardley, Elisabeth Phaneuf, Joseph Horst, Madison Malotte, Maya Sybert, Haven Eardley, Lucas Sybert, Makayla Malotte, Joshua Horst and volunteer instructor Pam Natarus. Contributed photo

Students in library-sponsored class enjoy multiple mediums

On May 15, The Eagle Rock Community Barn will be filled from 10 a.m. to noon with the works of the Eagle Rock Library Home School Art Class.

The class is having an open house and art show to share the students' work during the 2013-14 class. Students have also used their imaginations on 'doodle sheets' that showcase the wide variety of talents.

The latest projects undertaken by the class include: a study of portraiture, miniature self-portraits and one hour landscapes. The class is now turning furniture into pieces of art, with thanks to The Community Connection for donating most of the chairs, shelving units and tables. The students have sanded and primed them to become artists' canvases.

Chris Barnes has volunteered her time to teach the next two classes on baskets and weaving. After that, the class will explore Architecture as Art, as applied to bird house gourds.

The class has been meeting twice a month at the Eagle Rock Library since September, and the students have created many styles and forms of art with acrylic paints.

The class is sponsored by The Eagle Rock Friends of the Library, which has a number of community events coming up.

On April 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be an Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Bunny and a $1 menu of lunch items.

The Eagle Rock Library holds its Pre-School Story Time every Thursday at 10 a.m. People may bring in little ones to have a book read to them at any time. For more information, people may call Librarian Jennifer Cochran at 417-271-3186 to learn about programs or for other information assistance at the full-service library.

Library hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed for lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.