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Whirligigs Project

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Whirligigs Project
Bonnie Reeves, Children’s Librarian
Township Library of Lower Southampton
Feasterville, Pennsylvania

Call them contemporary American folk art, inspired by artist Red Grooms—or just “whirligigs.” These one-of-a-kind, wooden sculptures with movable parts were made by students, ages 8 to 16, in a workshop organized by the township library in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. Over two Saturdays, 20 young artists painted, drilled and sanded unique artworks based on their everyday lives. The colorful constructions were displayed in a month-long show, to the delight of library patrons.