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Teens Turn Junk Into Art at Metropolitan Libraries

Stop!  Don’t throw away that banana peel!  You wouldn’t throw away the Mona Lisa, would you? 

As part of its Summer at the Library “Metamorphosis” reading program for teens, the Metropolitan Library System is conducting a series of workshops to convince teens that there’s gold in them thar landfills, and with a little imagination they can bring it to the surface.

Oklahoma artist Bryan Dalhvang, an illustrator for the Federal Aviation Administration, which means he paints with flying colors, will be on hand to show teens how to turn trash into treasure. 

“We’re excited to have Bryan join us this summer,” said MLS young adult services coordinator Emily Williams.  “His work has been shown in over 50 places and I think the teens are going to love him because many of his drawings show a sense of humor that ranges from the sharp to the incredibly goofy.”

Bryan Dalhvang’s Junk Sculpture workshops will be conducted at several MLS libraries.  You can check out his work on his website, http://www.geocities.com/bryanartlover/.

Junk Sculpture began at the Edmond and Ralph Ellison libraries, but the series continues at these MLS locations:

The Del City Library on June 16 at 6:30pm

The Choctaw Library on June 19 at 6:00pm

The Village Library on June 24 at 4:00pm

Downtown Library on July 6 at 3:00pm

The Midwest City Library on July 15 at 6:00pm

Belle Isle Library on July 16 at 2:00pm

The Warr Acres Library on July 17 at 7:00pm

Please call the library at which you want to attend the workshop to pre-register.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org