The ArtMobile from the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University will visit this area on Thursdays, July 25 and Aug. 1, with stops at Prendergast Library in Jamestown from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Hazeltine Library in Busti from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Activities are geared to ages 5 through 12, and registration is required. Six confirmed participants at each site are needed for presenters to confirm the bookings.
Children's activities and learning experiences will be related to this year's summer reading challenge theme, "Just Dig It."
Regina Penepent, a student at St. Bonaventure University, and Patrick Alfonso, a graduate, get ready to set out in the ArtMobile for a community visit. Activities led by ArtMobile staff will be available at libraries in Jamestown and Busti July 25 and Aug. 1.
Session 1 on July 25 is titled "Dig It Underwater." After viewing seascape paintings of various sizes and colors from St. Bonaventure's art collection, participants will use a variety of materials to create their own three-dimensional seascape.
Session 2 is called "Dig It Underground." Participants will view hand-painted Chinese porcelain vases of all shapes, sizes and colors from the Friedsam art collection at St. Bonaventure. Using special air dry clay, they will then make their own Asian-inspired vase.
Prendergast Library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For information, call 484-7135.
Hazeltine Public Library is located at 891 Busti-Sugar Grove Road, Jamestown. For information, call 487-1281.