U City LIbrary Seeks Artists Young and Old

The exhibit, Express Yourself: Community, Civility and Compassion, presented by the American Library Institute (ALA) Public Programs Office and the Fetzer Institute.

The , in partnership with AARP Chapter 4048 University City/Clayton, is making a special opportunity available to young adults and senior citizens. Artists ages 16-21 and 55+ are encouraged to submit artwork to be displayed in at the UCPL during the month of August. 

Artwork should be a creative exploration of the themes of community, civility and compassion and can be presented in a variety of media: pencil, watercolor, oil, acrylics, mixed media, collage, photography, printed computer-generated art, or 3-dimensional pieces that can be fit into a display case.  

A reception to celebrate the show will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 in The Gallery.

Art may be dropped off at the Library July 22-30.  Interested participants should contact the library for an application.

Express Yourself is part of a series of programs at University City Public Library entitled Building Common Ground: Discussion of Community, Civility, and Compassion, funded by a grant from the American Library Association and The Fetzer Institute. The goal of the project is to engage the public in contemplation and discussion of the importance of community, civility and compassion in their daily lives. UCPL is 1 of only 30 libraries nationally to be awarded this grant.

The Library’s programs are specifically designed to enhance connections among senior citizens and youth in our community. The program series concludes in October with a service fair.


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