On a Saturday morning at the Kent Library in early August, this photographer came across a colorful display of several dozen little square panels painted variously. This turned out to be the culmination of a program called Tiny Art, financed and supported by the Friends of the Library, a group in which I was once quite active, so I checked it out. The program had encouraged participants of any age to paint what they wanted on the 4-inch square panels they were given, along with a small supply of colored paint and brushes. The results were set out on a long table on a little easel with a name tag – just the creator’s name, not the name of the creation, and no suggestion of the creator’s age.
It was a most interesting assortment, including original creations, renderings of famous art, cartoons, and abstractions, intentional or otherwise. So out came my camera. Some of the results are shown here.