Art & Children’s Literature Series this Fall

At the Hurley Library, we believe that the arts are essential. That is why we are thrilled to offer a four-part series for children aged 7-10 called “Exploring Connections Between Children’s Literature and Art.” The series will culminate in an Art Show Exhibition at the Hurley Library. Each week, children will read a classic children’s book and create a piece of art in a related medium. Kids will be painting, creating bark, learning about Mexican Folk art and fashioning metal sculptures. The first 20 children to sign up will be registered at no cost, and those after will be placed on a waiting list, so better hurry!

October 5th, 4-5 pm

October 12th, 4-5 pm

October 19th, 4-5 pm

October 26th, 4-5 pm

Art show: October 28th, 1-3 pm.

Check out our Artist Collaborator, Jill Obrig!

Jill Obrig has been teaching art to people of all ages across New York for over 35 years which include public school art rooms, museums like Olana and the Parrish Art Museum (Long Island), to galleries like the Unframed Artists Gallery to Summer Camps to various venues including an After School Art Programs in elementary schools or helping out High School Classes with fundraisers. Jill has been awarded the Arts Mid Hudson grants in 2016 and 2017 for collaboration with the Stone Ridge Library in 2016 and the Hurley Library in 2017 for the series of art programs “Exploring Connections Between Art and Children’s Literature”  She is very proud of her students’ many achievements which include turning garbage into a large , recycled material sculpture of a Pterodactyl named “Pteri” that her middle school students created and is now featured in the Mid Hudson Children’s Museum permanent collection. Her students work has been chosen for shows  in galleries around this area and have been up in Albany for the “Legislative Art Show” and  for the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) Exhibit in NYC for 2 years.  Jill lives in Stone Ridge with her husband and 3 cats.

This series was made possible through an Arts Mid Hudson Decentralization Grant, and will allow children to explore connections between classic children’s books and several mediums of art.