During the last two weeks of October, artist Clive Haynes of Forest City worked on creating the mural along the largest wall of the children’s room at the Canton Branch Library. Haynes took what was once a large beige wall and transformed it into a canvas on which he has painted a castle, a pyramid, the night sky, inquisitive animals and more. Haynes has created murals for the town of Forest City, as well as for public schools in the region. In addition to being a painter, Haynes is also a musician and has produced an album of children’s songs.
Both adults and children are invited to attend the reception, which was sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Children will have the opportunity to hunt for all of the animals in the mural in a variation on an “I spy” game. Haynes will be present to answer questions about the mural and will even play a few songs on his guitar. Refreshments will be served.
The mural was made possible by the generosity of the Haywood County Friends of the Library, a nonprofit organization that raises money to benefit the Haywood County Public Library.