SPACE Art Workshop a Hit | Wonderful Wednesdays at Library Bring the Fun

Artists from SPACE - South Pasadena Arts Center, a community arts organization, helped children make their own creations this week during the second of the "Wonderful Wednesday" series at the South Pasadena Public Library.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com News | Artists from SPACE - South Pasadena Arts Center, a community arts organization, helped children make their own creations during the second in the "Wonderful Wednesday" series on June 26 at the South Pasadena Public Library

Artists from the South Pasadena Arts Center (SPACE), a community arts organization worked with children who made a variety of creations during the second “Wonderful Wednesday” event of the summer in the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com News | Artists from SPACE – South Pasadena Arts Center, a community arts organization, helped children make their own creations during the second in the “Wonderful Wednesday” series on June 26 at the South Pasadena Public Library

Christine Chin, a SPACE teacher, presented “The Bird Show: Colorful Birds and their Nests,” a session of creating art inspired by the natural world.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com News | Artists from SPACE – South Pasadena Arts Center, a community arts organization, helped children make their own creations during the second in the “Wonderful Wednesday” series on June 26 at the South Pasadena Public Library

With assistance from John James Audubon and Charley Harper, the SPACE instructors used  a variety of art and natural materials in helping the kids sculpture colorful birds before creating their nests.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com News | Artists from SPACE – South Pasadena Arts Center, a community arts organization, helped children make their own creations during the second in the “Wonderful Wednesday” series on June 26 at the South Pasadena Public Library

SPACE no longer operates a storefront studio on Mission Street in South Pasadena, but continues its non-profit mission to produce arts events and advocates for arts education.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com News | Artists from SPACE – South Pasadena Arts Center, a community arts organization, helped children make their own creations during the second in the “Wonderful Wednesday” series on June 26 at the South Pasadena Public Library

The next featured performer for July 3 is Mr. Twister, the Balloon Man, who will help children make balloon hats to wear in the Fourth of July Festival of Balloons Parade while marching with the South Pasadena Library’s Summer Reading Program.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com News | Artists from SPACE – South Pasadena Arts Center, a community arts organization, helped children make their own creations during the second in the “Wonderful Wednesday” series on June 26 at the South Pasadena Public Library

Participants of the Summer Reading Program traditionally gather on the Diamond Avenue side of the Library at 10:30 a.m. on Independence Day in preparation for showing their library spirit and marching in the Festival of Balloons parade.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com News | Artists from SPACE – South Pasadena Arts Center, a community arts organization, helped children make their own creations during the second in the “Wonderful Wednesday” series on June 26 at the South Pasadena Public Library
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com News | Artists from SPACE – South Pasadena Arts Center, a community arts organization, helped children make their own creations during the second in the “Wonderful Wednesday” series on June 26 at the South Pasadena Public Library
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com News | Artists from SPACE – South Pasadena Arts Center, a community arts organization, helped children make their own creations during the second in the “Wonderful Wednesday” series on June 26 at the South Pasadena Public Library

The South Pasadena Public Library is open on Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday and Friday at 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The “Wonderful Wednesday” series is sponsored by the Friends of the South Pasadena Library, the South Pasadena Public Services Employees Association, and the National Charity League, San Marino Chapter. The series continues with a different theme, entertainer or entertainers every Wednesday through July 31.

Programs will be held in the Library Community Room at 1115 El Centro Street in South Pasadena.

For more information about other upcoming free library youth programs, visit the Library at 1100 Oxley Street in South Pasadena or call Children’s Services at (626) 403-7358. Information is also available on the Library website at www.southpasadenaca.gov/library.

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