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project. Imagine Your Story

installation. 2020

location. 429 W Main St, Cartersville, GA 30120

pieces.

Bartow County Library Mascot by Faith Tatum

Chronicles of Narnia by Nichelle Robinson

Imagine Your Story by Susie Haugen

Captain Marvel by Faith Tatum

Secret Garden by Patricia Eastin

Journey to Oz by Pat Stephenson

Where the Wild Things Are by Kent Mullinax

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"Bartow County Library Mascot"

Summer Reading Program

artist Faith Tatum

 

"Chronicles of Narnia”

artist Nichelle Robinson

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, originally published in 1950, is the first book of the seven in the Chronicles of Narnia series. This story is meaningful, fun, imaginative and will tug at the heart. This book is about good vs. evil, betrayal, forgiveness, spirituality, family, courage and transformation. I chose to depict this beloved children’s classic because my family and I have enjoyed and loved these books for years. 

 

“Imagine Your Story”

artist Susie Haugen

This painting is an imagined story based on a theme of “Imagine Your Story.” Many children are first introduced to reading through fairytales that have stood the literary test of time. Our hope is that your love of reading will create a desire for learning and knowledge, foster an active imagination, and help you to follow your dreams.

 

“Captain America”

artist Faith Tatum

Captain America made his first appearance almost 80 years ago in “Captain America Comics No.1” by the Marvel Comics predecessor Timely Comics. He quickly became their most popular character and is still considered one of the top ten superheroes. Steve Rogers, his alter ego, was enhanced to human perfection by an experimental serum to aid the United States government. He is now the leader of the Avengers. Marvel Comics also featured other well-known superheroes such as Spider Man, Iron Man, and the Hulk, to mention a few. Most of the characters operate in a single reality known as the Marvel Universe.

 

“Secret Garden”

artist Patricia Eastin

The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett was published in 1911. This classic children’s novel has inspired all ages for more than 100 years with its theme of regeneration, hope, friendship and healing. Our hope is that children and adults experience joy in discovering “little secrets: throughout this garden painting. “And the secret garden blocked and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.”

 

“Journey to Oz”

artist Pat Stephenson

My depiction of "JOURNEY TO OZ” is based on the book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” written by L. Frank Baum in May, 1900. This story could apply to our society today. A story about a journey to seek courage, logic, a caring heart and most importantly, to be safely surrounded by family and friends. It is a journey we are all experiencing. 

 

“Where the Wild Things Are”

artist Kent Mullinax

My two sons loved Maurice Sendak’s book “Where the Wild Things Are.” While this delightful book is about a young boy, Max, and how he deals with anger, my sons could never get past the fact that Max was sent to bed without supper. For me, it was about the artwork. This is my interpretation of that weirdly wonderful, ghoulishly deal, and moonlight jungle.