Opening reception for children's mural at Canton Branch Library is Nov. 14
Over the last two weeks in October, artist Clive Haynes of Forest City has worked on creating a mural along the longest wall of the children’s room at the Canton Branch Library, located at 11 Pennsylvania Ave. 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.
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.
There will be an opening reception for the mural at Canton Branch Library at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Both adults and children are invited to attend. Kids 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. For more information, call 648-2924.