Ongoing Brocton library effort proves to be eye-opener

POWER in the prints

Participants used a wax rubbing technique to transfer prints of fall leaves onto paper. Final compositions were embellished using water color paints.
Participants used a wax rubbing technique to transfer prints of fall leaves onto paper. Final compositions were embellished using water color paints.
Participants used a wax rubbing technique to transfer prints of fall leaves onto paper. Final compositions were embellished using water color paints.

BROCTON — Beginning in 2012, the Ahira Hall Memorial Library has sponsored the Literacy in Art, Reading and Culture program, offering the community special arts activities designed to promote literacy in visual art, reading and culture.

Since the program was first proposed by Lucy Andrus, Buffalo State professor emeritus, the library has avidly embraced and supported the many art exhibitions, workshops and classes that have been designed and implemented by Andrus for the program. Community members have similarly expressed their positive regard for the unique opportunities that the program offers, the latest of which is the current “Making Our Mark” exhibition of artwork created by participants completing the course, “Printmaking without a Press.”

An opening reception for this exhibit was recently held, receiving enthusiastic response from those in attendance. This occasion, along with regular Literacy in Art, Reading and Culture exhibitions, marks a new endeavor for the Ahira Hall Memorial Library, a beloved institution that has remained at the heart of the Brocton-Portland community since 1903.

Literacy in Art, Reading and Culture has opened doors tocreativity and self-expression for many children, teens, families and adults living in Brocton and surrounding areas, and plans to continue its unique offerings in service to the community.

“Making Our Mark” will be on view at the library until March 31. Information on upcoming activities can be found on the Library’s website (www.ahirahall.org), Facebook page and in the newsletter available at the Library’s front desk. Community members can also submit their email address to the library by calling 792-9418 for inclusion on the mailing list. The library is located at 37 W. Main St.

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