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Children’s tables get facelift

Children’s tables get facelift


Two local artists brightened the tables and chairs in the children’s section of the Kingstown Public Library with a splash of colour.

The project was the brainchild of Cecile Comblen, who told SEARCHLIGHT “I saw the furniture was drab and boring so I went to Mrs. O’Garro (the Chief Librarian) and told her what I had in mind and she agreed”.{{more}} Comblen said that she invited artist Robert Joyette to participate in the project and he readily jumped on board.

Joyette told SEARCHLIGHT that he was overwhelmed to be asked to participate in the project. “It’s the kids and I was a kid once so we used a lot of primary colours cause kids respond well to primary colours”, he said.

Comblen said that it was fun working with another artist and to see a different approach while playing with colours. “In this environment reading becomes attractive because of the visual stimulation”, she further stated.

The Ministry of Education purchased the materials while the artists freely donated their time and talents.