Library launches book art contest

The Lovell Library and Friends of the Library are once again sponsoring a book art contest that challenges contestants to create artwork out of old books. Adult winners of the book art contest were named this week. The children’s contest is set to begin this week.

Celecia Gallagher took first place in the adult contest with her piece entitled “Time Line.”  Her art depicts silhouettes of people aging with time.  Second place went to Sariah Bates for her piece called “Once upon a time.”  Her art depicts a dragon and a castle.  Third-place winner was Heather Hobbs for her depiction of the Star Wars character Yoda.

Celecia Gallagher won first place and a $100 prize for a piece of art she created out of old books for a contest sponsored by the Lovell Library and Friends of the Library. The piece, entitled “Time Line,” features silhouettes of people through time. 

Celecia Gallagher won first place and a $100 prize for a piece of art she created out of old books for a contest sponsored by the Lovell Library and Friends of the Library. The piece, entitled “Time Line,” features silhouettes of people through time.

Winners received prizes for their efforts including $100 for first place,  $75 for second place and $50 for third place.

“We had some very neat entries (in the adult contest),” said librarian Donna Capellen.

A similar contest for the school aged children starts this week. Judging for the contest will take place during Lovell Mustang Days.

Children can begin working on their projects as of April 15.  Art can be worked on as a project in school or at home.  The contest will end with the end of our Summer Reading Program Finale on June 28 at 1 p.m.  The theme of this year’s reading program is “Dig Into Reading.”

The contest is open to all K-12 students enrolled in School Districts No. One and Two and to children who are homeschooled within the boundaries of the two districts.

Completed?entries should be turned into the library the week of June 10-14. Artwork can be completed prior to these dates, but contestants are asked not to bring their entries to the library until June 10 – 17.  Registration papers will be available when the contestant turns in his or her project.

Prizes will be awarded in the following age categories:  K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. First place winner will receive $75, second place $50, and third place $25. The prizes will be given in each of the four age categories.

Entries will be displayed and judged by the public the week of June 17 – June 27.  Winners will be announced on June 28.

By Patti Carpenter

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