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Your Art with Us: Through the Window

Your Art with Us: Through the Window

Published: April 08, 2021

The library is pleased to be partnering with Catawba County Schools for its latest exhibit of student work, which responds to the impact of COVID-19 and the necessity of being homebound during the pandemic. Through the Window provides inspiration and perspective to these students' experiences, however they choose to interpret them: looking through, looking in, or even seeing their own reflection in a window.

A quotation by psychologist Carl Jung – “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes” – has been the source of inspiration for students from Balls Creek Elementary School, Jacobs Fork Middle School, Catawba Rosenwald Education Center, and St. Stephens High School as they explore identity and reflection in 2-D and 3-D art and in the written word.

The exhibit runs through Tuesday, April 20, and the community is invited to view it at their convenience. The 2-D works are housed at the Main Library in Newton, sculpture is displayed at the St. Stephens Branch Library, and the entire exhibit is available online at the Arts @ the Library page.

Through the Window has been coordinated by Stephanie Abbott, senior librarian at the Conover and Claremont branches. Participating educators from Catawba County Schools include Hannah Linares (8th Grade ELA and SS, Jacobs Fork Middle School and Online Catawba), Jayne Stephens (Arts Education, Jacobs Fork Middle School), Dr. Lori Deal-Flynn (Arts Education, St. Stephens High School), Bunny Eaton (Arts Education, Catawba Rosenwald Education Center), Lindsay Ruggles (3rd Grade Education, Balls Creek Elementary and Online Catawba), and Jenna Beckham (3rd Grade Education, Balls Creek Elementary).

This project is supported by a grant from the United Arts Council of Catawba County.