Slogan suggestions welcome for airplane banner to fly across community mural

BELMAR, NJ — It’s beginning to look a lot like a beach scene on the large panel that’s coming to life at the Belmar Public Library.

The youngsters who are creating a community mural spent last Thursday splashing hues of blues and beiges onto their canvas during the second session of the library’s summer Youth Art Workshop. They will resume the project tomorrow, August 1, to begin incorporating characters from their favorite books — from Curious George and Amelia Bedelia to a host of many more.

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While everyone is pleased with the progress being made on the signature piece of artwork, there still remains one major decision that needs to be made: A slogan for the airplane banner that will fly across the mural.

“We are open to suggestions … something that promotes Belmar, the beach, books and reading,” said instructor Dawn Lisko of Belmar, who is an art teacher at Red Bank Regional High School.

Anyone can bring those ideas to tomorrow’s session, which will be held at 4 p.m. at the library, located at 517 10th Avenue on the corner of E Street.

Children age 8 and older are invited to join in the workshop, which still has four more weeks remaining before the mural is unveiled at an August 29 reception. It will then be permanently displayed within the Belmar Public Library community.

For more information on the Youth Art Workshop, call 732-681-0775.

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