Saturday, March 16, 2019

Pottstown Regional Library Wants Your CHAIR-ity

The chair at left has done a yoeman's job, giving readers at the Pottstown Library a place to sit for decades. Now, as shown at
right, this chair and dozens like it are entering a new stage of life, as works of art.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Pottstown Regional Public Library

Save the date, Saturday, May 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., for the Pottstown Regional Public Library’s CHAIR-ity reception.

Twenty classic wooden library chairs are being recycled during
the month of March into works of arts by artists from all around the Pottstown area.

Chairs will be available April 1 through May 4, during regular Library hours, for viewing and silent-bidding. Bids for the finished masterpieces will be accepted until the closing reception on May 4, at which time the highest bidder will be announced.

The theme assigned for the artwork is a specific book, an author, a literary genre, or other reading-related subject, at the choice of the artists. Creativity of the submissions is expected to extend to children’s books, adult mysteries, non-fiction, classics, and everything in between.

The Artists range from amateurs to professional, young to old, and students to teachers. Student artists are represented from schools in the Pottstown and Pottsgrove School Districts; participating art organizations include ArtFusion 19464, the Pottstown Area Artists Guild, Pottstown Community Arts, as well as professional art studios.

Join us at the reception on May 4 to honor the sponsors and artists; final silent-bids will continue to be accepted during the reception which should create some fun competition between final bidders. 

Tickets for the May 4 reception will be available for family, friends, Library patrons, and the public for $10 each at the Library, or by a check payable to PrPL, 500 E. High Street, Pottstown PA 19464. Window-shopping that evening is ok, too, if you don’t need a chair.

Generations of readers have many happy memories during the long 55-years the chairs were in use at the library; the chairs will now be recycled and made available for loving new homes with booklovers.

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