October 3, 2022

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News from BCLS: Tiny Art Show to exhibit teens’ creations | Community News

Area kids between the ages of 12 and 18 are invited to participate in Berkeley County Library System’s Tiny Art Show this summer.

The show will exhibit the artwork of area teenagers at local libraries starting July 5 and running through the end of the month, according to a BCLS press release. Participants can pick up mini art kits at their local libraries.

The art kits will contain a 3×3 canvas, a paint brush and paint to ensure teens wanting to participate will have materials, the release said. Customers can pick up the kits from June 1 through June 28, though they are subject to availability.

It’s not the first time BCLS has hosted art projects for area kids. Last year, the libraries hosted Animal Adaptations, a project for students to create their own animal to survive in a particular environment. In that case as in the Tiny Art Show project, families could pick up art materials at the library and the finished projects went on display.

BCLS administrative supervisor Andrea Wackler said Animal Adaptations proved Berkeley County teens “can really get creative.” She expects to see that creativity on display with the Tiny Art Show.

“There’s an ‘Ocean of Possibilities’ in creating your own tiny masterpiece,” Wackler said in the release. “We expect to see some really neat art work at all the branches. … Teens may make tiny art, but we want them to show off their art in a big way.”

Participants must turn in their completed projects by June 28 at their chosen library.

For more information on BCLS, visit berkeleylibrarysc.org. To learn more about the Tiny Art Show, contact Sharon Fashion, deputy director and youth services coordinator at the Moncks Corner Library, at [email protected] or call 843-719-4227.