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Holiday Art Exhibit Makes Books Come Alive!

November 2, 2019

For the past 18 years, Sebastian River Art Club members Thelma Koopman, Kathleen Richter, Peni Baker and others have created beautiful Holiday murals at the North IRC Library.


This, the 19th year of the Art Club’s Holiday Presentation is entitled “Everyone’s Once Upon A Time” and has taken a new and unexpected approach.  Members Sheila Lougheed and Susan Lavender, the conceivers and primary creators of the display, make books come alive in a fun and fascinating show which will appeal to anyone, no matter what your age or interests might be, but will be especially appealing to children.


In this Holiday exhibit the pages are full of appropriate miniature pop-ups created by Sheila and Susan along with small 3-D pieces: trees, houses, toys, photographs, and drawings by Art Club members.


Members have prepared age-appropriate questions relating to the books found in the mural.  For children it will be especially exciting because they can pick a character and write a poem from the character’s perspective.




This has been a collaborative effort from Art Club members who revisited their own innocence, joy and discovery through children’s books while constructing the village. It opens October 31st at the North Indian River County Library on Sebastian Boulevard.  It will be donated to the library in its entirety when the show ends January 1st.

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