Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chalk It Up to the Power of Art

Photos Courtesy of Leslie Stillings

An example of
Keith Haring's art.
A program at the Pottstown Regional Public Library designed to introduce children and their parents to different artists got a surprise recently.

The surprise came when the aunt of an artists they were studying stopped by to express her appreciation of their work, which was on display on the sidewalk in front of the library..

Cora Haring Spare, aunt of famous artist Keith Haring, noticed the children's art work celebrating Haring and stopped by the library to express her appreciation in keeping his memory and art alive, according to Children's Services Library Leslie Stillings.

This was a result of the library's unique six-night series of events that brings education and entertainment to children and parents after the library has closed to the public, she wrote.

Art Fusion 19464 and our Family Nights help the library celebrate, art, life, and literacy.

Keith Allen Haring was an American artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s. 

He is originally from the Reading area.

Partnerships for these evenings at the library include Family Services, Mosaic Community Land Trust, Pottstown School District, PA 21st Century, Steel River Playhouse, Strive, The YWCA, and Daniel’s Produce.

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