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Quick Center’s ArtMobile celebrates 10 years of visiting local libraries

Jul 09, 2018 |

This month, the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University kicks off its 10-year anniversary of participating in the National Summer Reading Program, making stops at public libraries across New York and Pennsylvania.

The Quick Center’s summer arts education assistants prepare the ArtMobile for summer library visits.“This is one of the Quick Center’s most ambitious summers to date,” said Sean Conklin, assistant curator of the Quick Center and coordinator of summer programming. “We have an ArtMobile trip planned every day for the rest of July and first three weeks of August, along with additional community outreach activities such as StrOLEAN and the recent Allegany Fire Department’s Old Home Week Parade, as well as new summer camp we are offering this year.”

Summer programming is supported by four summer arts education assistants: Gwendolyn Brown of Ellicottville, N.Y, a recent B.F.A. criticism and curatorial practices graduate of Ontario College of Art and Design; Abigail MacWilliams of Olean, a recent M.S. Ed. graduate of St. Bonaventure and incoming eighth-grade Spanish teacher at Olean High School; Jacqueline Philp of Randolph, a B.S. Ed. candidate at St. Bonaventure; and Brittany Winans of Bolivar, a B.F.A. candidate at Alfred University from Bolivar.

“I am very excited with the mix of backgrounds and skillsets we have with our summer arts education assistants,” said Conklin. “They are four extremely intelligent, creative young women who are highly passionate about community engagement and we are fortunate to have them on board the ArtMobile this summer.”

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For the library program each day, staff will load the ArtMobile with works from the university’s collection, educational resources, and art supplies, and make one or two trips to each of the 25 participating libraries. Each hour-long visit will present a lesson and activity aligned with the “Libraries Rock” theme of the National Summer Reading Program.

Libraries were offered two programs to select from for their visit. One option focuses on discovering how sound works, teaching participants about the elements and principles of music and their counterparts in art. Those in attendance will experience artists who used sound and movement as inspiration for their work and create their own Keith Haring-inspired dancing masterpiece to take home at the visit’s conclusion. 

The other option features the music and art of the Harlem Renaissance, a golden age in African American culture. Participants will learn about the history of the time period and the strong sense of community and identity that led to major breakthroughs in art, literature, music, architecture, design, fashion and popular culture. They will experience the work of Romare Bearden, whose collage pieces were heavily influenced by the time period, and create their own inspired collages combining images cut from magazines and colored paper to showcase their favorite musicians or styles of music.

“This year we wanted to offer a fully immersive experience for our library visits,” Conklin said. “We wanted to move away from the drop in, make-and-take style activities of the past few years and instead focus on multimodal learning, allowing visitors to make connections among the lessons, activities and their day-to-day lives while highlighting what the Quick Center has to offer our area. We’ve run each program a few times in late June and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.”

To learn more about the ArtMobile and when it will be at your local library, view the schedule below, contact your library or contact the Quick Center by phone at (716) 375-2494 or by email at quick@sbu.edu. You can also “Like” the Quick Center on Facebook to get updates on where the ArtMobile will be heading and which projects they will be running each day in July and August.

The ArtMobile will stop at the following libraries throughout the summer:

Tuesday, July 10
Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library, Delevan
12:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 12
Cattaraugus Free Library
3 p.m.

Friday, July 13
Rushford Library
11 a.m.

Monday, July 16
Allegany Public Library
11:30 a.m.

Olean Public Library
2 p.m.

Tuesday, July 17
Cattaraugus Free Library
3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 18
Coudersport Public Library
1 p.m.

Thursday, July 19
Oswayo Valley Memorial Library
1 p.m.

Friday, July 20
S.W. Smith Memorial Library, Port Allegany
11 a.m.

Monday, July 23
Allegany Public Library
12 p.m.

Tuesday, July 24
Bolivar Free Library
1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 25
Essential Club Free Library, Canaseraga
12 p.m.

Thursday, July 26
David A. Howe Public Library, Wellsville
1 p.m.

Friday, July 27
Memorial Library of Little Valley
11 a.m.

Monday, July 30
Blount Library, Franklinville
12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 31
Bolivar Free Library
10 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 1
Dansville Public Library
1 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 2
Darwin R. Barker Library, Fredonia
10:30 a.m.

James Prendergast Library, Jamestown
2 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 3
Ahira Hall Memorial Library, Brocton
2:30 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 6
Portville Free Library
1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 7
Myers Memorial Library, Frewsburg
11 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 8
Sinclairville Free Library
9:30 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 9
Ellicottville Memorial Library
1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 10
Rushford Library
11 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 13
Richburg Colonial Library
10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 14
Gowanda Free Library
1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 15
Bemus Point Library
10:30 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 16
Hazeltine Public Library, Jamestown
 10 a.m.

 For more information about the Quick Center for the Arts, visit www.sbu.edu/QuickCenter.

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