Children’s Summer Program at the Library starts at June 4

The summer fun painting at the Georgetown Public Library begins at June 4th, Saturday 4:00 p.m. Instead of the normal mid week morning kickoff for the children’s summer reading program, this year the whole family will be able to enjoy the entertainment, fun and food that have made the library’s summer programs renowned.

This year Ms. Rosa invited the Impact Dance Company, a very large children’s group. They will take the audience on a journey down the rabbit hole to a topsy turvy world where nothing is as it seems to Wonderland. There will be new kinds of fun, too music with Staci Gray, face painting, and a great balloon artist.

Library cards are free to anyone who lives within the City limits and any child who attends a GISD school also may apply for a free card, in spite of of where they live.

Readers get small incentive prizes during June and July and all kids painting who complete their reading logs will be eligible for the grand prize drawing at the end of July.

The library is situated at 402 W. 8th Street. Hours are Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

South Oakland Art Association show is bigger and improved

The South Oakland Art Association was one of many exhibitors at the opening Royal Oak Artists Market last March, with several members showing work at the Royal Oak Farmers Market occasion.

 But that exhibit was just a piece of the quality and affordable artwork you will find at the SOAA annual show May 1-7 at the Charter One/American Center in Southfield.

A Royal Oak resident, Byrne said, association in the SOAA has doubled over the last four years to 80 local area artists.

“I think that's because we were doing more things. At least once a month we have a paint together,” he said. “We have really brought on some exciting speakers for our meetings on the first Monday of every month. We have had nationally known artists come in.”

A painter who enjoys marine art, mostly seascapes, Byrne will show an inspiring acrylic painting of the Courtney Burton, a steamship built in 1953 for the National Steel Corporation of Cleveland, and acquired in 1978 by the Oglebay Norton Company to swap the lost Edmund Fitzgerald. 

“Out of the Mist” shows the bow of the steamer charging into view.

Aside from an oil painting in development of horses on a farm in Tennessee, Auerbach has numerous paintings under wraps in the art room, and her home is tastefully decorated with her watercolors, oil paintings, stained glass and china painted plates, tiles, bells, vases, boxes, even kitchenware.
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