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Beauty of Books

Repurposed book art on display at St. Helens Public Library


A set of 16 art pieces fashioned out out of old books are now on display at the St. Helens Public Library.

Recycled and repurposed books were the source of inspiration for 13 community artists who made pieces to submit for the library’s quarterly art show.

The Recycled Book Art Show is the first of its kind in St. Helens, but organizers intend it to be an annual event, Barabara Lines, vice chair of the Friends of the St. Helens Public Library, said in a press release.

Submissions included mixed-media pieces, including jewelry displays, card holders and even a doll house.

The artwork will be on display until Friday, March 4.

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - A bouquet of flowers emerges from the pages of this novel, submitted by Crystal Farnsworth, the communications director for the city of St. Helens.

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - This mixed-media jewelry piece was submitted by Cherish Thiessen. Thiessen submitted several art pieces for the showing.

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - A doll house designed by Giovanna Anderson, is one of the larger pieces on display at the St. Helens Public Library. At only 6 years old, Anderson was one of the youngest artists to submit a piece.