We at The Spirit of '76 are excited to welcome artists and art educators Marion Abrams and Hilary Emerson Lay to the bookstore for an afternoon celebrating art and their new book of projects for all ages! "This lively, colorful compendium of arts and crafts for a new generation of kids features projects specially designed to spark creativity, invite self-expression, and nurture self-confidence. From finger puppets to fabric flags to shrink art, each activity uses inexpensive materials and can be crafted in less than 90 minutes." - Courtesy of Workman Publishing
Marion Abrams began her career as a school art teacher and founded the Summer Art Barn in Hatfield, Massachusetts, in 1989, with a focus on nurturing creativity and teaching the joy of arts and crafts to children
Hilary Emerson Lay is a working artist and former manager of The Spirit of '76 Bookstore who joined Marion Abrams as the assistant director of the Summer Art Barn in 2013. Marbleheaders may remember her many colorful creations around the bookstore, and visits by her pet and Animal Planet celebrity, Stanley the Hedgehog.
Books are available to purchase in advance, or during the event!