After weeks of planning and scheming, wire sculptor Will Corcoran and FOSEL board member Karen Watson have begun to install the first South End Library Window Take-over. It is a joint project between library staff/FOSEL to utilize the library's prominent Tremont Street windows for eye-catching displays by local artists, creative entrepreneurs and others and make the South End community aware of its rich cultural reservoir of talent and ideas. The installations, which have to be based on a library-related theme, this time features sculptures from tales by Edgar Allen Poe and the Brothers Grimm. The first ten children under the age of fourteen who can correctly guess the tales represented by the sculptures will receive a a prize after a drawing on April 15.
The Window Take-over installation will officially open with a reception at the library on Thursday, March 31 at 6:00 PM. Ray Brown, of WGBH TV, WCRB's classical music station, and the Ray Brown Talkin' Birds radio show, will read a few selected tales from the Poe and Grimm collections. Will Corcoran will talk about his work.
The event is free. Refreshments will be served. Information for future events and guidelines will be available at the reception. The South End library is fully handicapped accessible.