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Kids Design Glass

Meet the young artists whose drawings inspired 14 fantastical glass sculptures produced with funds from a Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage grant by East Central Regional Library (ECRL). The project began during the 2013 summer reading program, when children ages 4-10 were invited to submit original drawings of an animal or object that could be turned into a glass blown art object.

ECRL commissioned Cambridge artist Anthony Michaud-Scorza to work with the Legacy committee to select one drawing from each of ECRL’s 14 branch libraries to be created as a glass sculpture. The winning artists were invited to Michaud-Scorza’s studio to see the process of translating their drawings into glass. The sculptures were unveiled at presentations at each of the ECRL branch libraries.

View the final images in glass:

L-R: “Flower with a Turtle” glass sculpture inspired by a drawing of a turtle that likes to crawl on flowers by Priscilla, age 10. “Cat in a Boat” glass sculpture inspired by a drawing of Sissy, a cat who can sleep anywhere by Madelyn, age 9. “Giraffee” glass sculpture inspired by a drawing of a happy giraffe by Griffin, age 5.

L-R: “Purplicious Fish” glass sculpture, inspired by a drawing of a happy fish that swims in her bowl all day by Mattea, age 9. “Picky Pickle Bird” glass sculpture, inspired by a drawing of the Picky Pickle Bird by Tucker, age 7.

L-R: “The Juicy Hamburger” glass sculpture inspired by a drawing a big, delicious, juicy burger by Emily, age 10. “Rainbow Fish” glass sculpture inspired by a drawing of a colorful fish that eats rainbow fish food by Emma, age 10.

L-R: “Olivia the Outstanding Owl” glass sculpture inspired by a drawing of Olivia the owl by Kirstin, age 10. “Colorful Hearts” glass sculpture inspired by a drawing of a cloud around a colorful heart with rose and thorns by Nevaeh, age 8.

L-R: “Arg Matey” glass sculpture inspired by a drawing of a parrot that belongs to a pirate by Sydney, age 9. “Hot Rod: glass sculpture inspired by a drawing of a hot rod by Caleb, age 6, who likes to draw cars.

L-R: “Six Shooter” glass sculpture inspired by a drawing of a cowboy by Hunter, age 8. “Colorful Seahorse” glass sculpture inspired by a drawing of a colorful seahorse by Savannah, age 10.” Blue Jay” glass sculpture inspired by a drawing of a visitor to grandma’s bird feeder by Billy age 8.