Speed painting at local libraries


ARENAC COUNTY — Speed painter Martina Hahn visited audiences in the Au Gres Community Library and in Standish as part of the Iosco-Arenac District Library’s summer reading program. She told the tale of “Where the Wild Things Are,” and painted a piece related to the story for the audience.

Hahn also talked to kids briefly about the earliest examples of artistry and storytelling, and how people used to create cave paintings and pass stories down orally. She encouraged kids to get involved in the story as well, by roaring and baring their “claws” on behalf of the wild things.

The Iosco-Arenac District Library will be closing its summer program next week with Reptile Inc., where audiences will get to learn all about the cold-blooded creatures. The show will take place July 25 at the Omer Little Eagle’s Nest Library at 6 p.m., and July 26 at the Au Gres Community Library at 10:30 a.m. and the Mary Johnston Memorial Library at 2 p.m.


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