Thursday, March 31, 2011

Draw On! @ the Library

The Ridgefield Library is once again proud to partner with the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum for a celebration of drawing.  Draw On! will take place from Saturday, March 26 through Saturday, April 9, and there are several ways for you to enjoy the celebration.  Artist Elizabeth Duffy has created an original work based on the history of Ridgefield, using various types of local maps to trace the origins of the town’s founders.  You can see Duffy’s work at the Aldrich, of course, but you can also see some of her work at the Ridgefield Library. There are two pieces of her art -  large window decals -  on the front of the Library.  Now that Spring has sprung, why not take a walk down Main Street and enjoy the view?  The Ridgefield Library is also creating our own map-based art project, and we need your help.  Library Assistant Diana Messer painted a map of the town on the windows of the Storytime Sculpture Room, and we are encouraging patrons to use the paper we are providing, and to draw their favorite places in Ridgefield.  We’ll be hanging up your drawings on the map throughout the two weeks of Draw On!

You can learn more at the Draw On! website at

Contributed by Geri Diorio, Teen Services Librarian and Head of Children's Services.

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