Everyone is invited to be part of the Susquehanna County Alphabet Book, a project initiated by Pink Arrow Arts.
“A” is for all the residents of Susquehanna County to help us showcase our beautiful and unique county. From now until the end of January, everyone is invited to make suggestions of things typical of our county that be illustrated to become our very own alphabet book. These suggestions can be placed in the suggestion boxes at any county library branch or shared on the library’s Facebook page, facebook.com/susqcolibrary.
During February, March and April, school age children who reside or attend school in Susquehanna County will illustrate the suggestions. One weekend each month, two artists will be on-hand at each library location. Maureen Van Nostrand, Deb Youngling, Alice Mischke, Earl Lehman, Linda Truman and Katie Campbell will be among the artists volunteering during the Illustration days.
Illustration days will also be held at Slanted Art Co-Op and Pink Arrow Arts in Montrose.
At the end of April, all illustrations will be collected and 26 – one for each letter of the alphabet – will be chosen for inclusion in the book. The winning illustrations will be bound in a book that will make the county proud.
The remaining illustrations will be displayed in rotating exhibitions at the four library locations through the summer of 2020.
The book, slated for publication in late June, will be introduced at the Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books in the Pink Arrow Arts building, 35 Pine St., Montrose.
Of the 750 books anticipated to be published, 500 will be donated to the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association to be used as a fundraising tool.
This project is initiated by Pink Arrow Arts and funded through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and supportive individuals who believe in the importance of arts education.
For additional information, visit 35Pine.com (alphabet tab); call 570-432-0020; or inquire at any library location.
Put your thinking caps on and submit your suggestions – some ideas: C is for Cow, or Corn, or Courthouse; Q is for Quilt; M is for Milk Can Corners.