Palm Harbor Library Seeks Artists to Design Table Tops
The table top art is part of a program to encourage local artists and to “upcycle” traditional wooden tables into original art pieces for the community to enjoy.
PALM HARBOR – As part of Palm Harbor Library’s initiative to encourage the talent of local artists, the library is inviting artists to paint a one-of-a-kind design on a library table top.
Once painted, the functional art tables will be used in the main room of the Library and protected under glass.
A limited number of wooden tables in varying sizes are available and can be chosen by an artist on a first-come basis. Interested artists are encouraged to visit the Library’s children’s room for an application or call (727) 784-3332 and select option 4 for further information.
“We strive to be a premier cultural destination in Palm Harbor, and are thrilled to offer this exciting opportunity to local artists to showcase their talent here,” said Gene Coppola, library director. “We are also excited to ‘upcycle’ these traditional wooden tables into contemporary, original art pieces that our community can enjoy.”
Upcycling is the process of transforming or giving new life to old materials. With America’s rising awareness for the need to recycle and reuse, upcycling has gained popularity in recent years as an important part of the green initiative.
“Rather than buying new tables, this is a creative way to breath new life into them by creating functional art that gives exposure to the many talented artists here in Palm Harbor,” Coppola said.
A few tables have already been painted and are in use. The designs are colorful, bold and unique, which is the intent of the program.
One of the painted tables features a face of a woman with long flowing hair in a dream-like setting surrounded by vibrant flying birds. The imaginative table captures the spirit of the program and the interest of library patrons, officials said.
The Palm Harbor Library serves more than 150,000 annual visitors. Serving the community since 1978, Palm Harbor Library continues to change and grow, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of the community. Palm Harbor Library serves as a community center and learning place where people gather to exchange ideas, learn, share and create. Palm Harbor Library is an essential part of the community, serving as an anchor for learning and cultural development while continuously meeting the evolving needs of the residents it serves.
For information about Palm Harbor Library and the many services it provides, please call (727) 784-3332 orgo to palmharborlibrary.org.
Photo of table top painted by artist Dixie Searfoss courtesy of the Palm Harbor Library.
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