Reception planned for new mural at Canton library Print

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A reception for the opening of a new mural in the children’s room of the Canton Branch Library will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

Over the last two weeks of October, artist Clive Haynes of Forest City worked on creating the mural along the largest wall of the children’s room at the Canton Branch Library. Haynes took what was once a large beige wall, and transformed it into a canvas on which he has painted a castle, a pyramid, the night sky, inquisitive animals, and more. It’s colorful and whimsical, and is sure to spark the imaginations of local children.

Haynes has created murals for the town of Forest City, as well as for public schools in the region. In addition to being a painter, Haynes is also a musician, and has produced a delightful album of children’s songs.

Both adults and children are invited to attend the reception, which was sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Children will have the opportunity to hunt for all of the animals in the mural in a variation on an “I spy” game. Haynes will be present to answer questions about the mural, and will even play a few songs on his guitar. Plus, there will be refreshments, including cake!

The mural was made possible by the generosity of the Haywood County Friends of the Library, a nonprofit organization that raises money to benefit the Haywood County Public Library. Their gift is sure to enchant generations of children who visit the Canton Branch Library.

For more information, call (828) 648-2924.