In the summer of 2013, East Central Regional Library ran a Kids Design Art contest as part of the Summer Reading Program. Children ages 4-10 were invited to enter a special contest to have their drawing turned into a glass sculpture by local glassblower, Anthony Michaud-Scorza. Over 150 kids from 14 branch libraries entered the contest. One drawing from each branch was chosen to have their drawing turned into a glass sculpture.
Anthony Michaud-Scorza created the glass sculptures throughout the fall and winter of 2013 into 2014. The winners were also invited to invited to Anthony Michaud-Scorza’s glassblowing studio to observe the process of glassblowing. Once complete, the 14 sculptures traveled to each of the 14 East Central Regional Library branches for a display and a presentation on glassblowing by Mr. Michaud-Scorza for Youth Art Month in March 2014.
View additional digital images of the sculptures, stories from the winners about their drawing, and a short video of each sculpture rotating on a turntable in the Minnesota Digital Library.
The Kids Design Glass contest, sculptures, and presentation was funded with Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Images were digitized by the Minnesota Digital Library, possible through the Digital Public Library of America’s Public Library Partnership Project, which is supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.