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Submit Your Art For Our Children’s Gallery
The revitalized Shelley Milner Children's Library (in the Stanley A. Milner Library) is opening soon and we need your help! Celebrate the opening by submitting your art by September 14, 2020 for a chance to be featured in our children's gallery.
Need inspiration? Watch for a live art demonstration with Ricardo Copado, the artist behind the new mural in the Children's Library.
How it Works
Want to be featured in the new Children's Library? Follow these steps:
- Create your masterpiece! Please make sure your art is appropriate for hanging on a wall.
- Download and complete the submission form.
- Bring your art and the signed submission form to one of the drop off locations. When you arrive, find a staff member and they will show you where you can place your art.
- To drop off your art downtown, please email us and ask to connect with Tamara Van Biert, who will coordinate a time with you.
- You can also mail your art and the submission form to Shelley Milner Children’s Library (7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB T5J 2V4).
Drop Off Locations
Art Demonstration with Ricardo Copado
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs - Children's Gallery Art Submissions
Yes. Please complete and return the form with each piece of art submitted.
EPL will accept any artwork that is suitable for hanging on a wall (i.e. nothing three-dimensional).
If a child's art is displayed at any time, it will be posted with acknowledgment using the artist's preferred display name.
Learn More About Ricardo Copado
Ricardo Copado is a visual artist and illustrator, also working as an art instructor in schools, curator and sacred art restorer. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Ricardo moved to Canada in 2008. At the age of 13, he decided he wanted to become a painter. Since graduating from the University of Guadalajara with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Ricardo has had more than 70 solo, selected and group exhibitions across Canada and Mexico. He has been commissioned to create murals for both private spaces and public buildings, including the Shelley Milner Children's Library.
About Ricardo's Art
My artwork is influenced by nature and the environment around me. Often, I become fascinated and intrigued by objects or elements in my surroundings. These get incorporated into my imagination until they appear in my art, transformed in a surreal way that is influenced by what is happening in my life and the larger world around me.
Most recently, my art has been inspired by the scenery, wildlife, traditions, legends, history and places in Canada while still maintaining a connection to the Mexican roots that nurtured and boosted my creativity for so many years.
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Kids 6-12 - Book Lists
Access our online resources for kids including databases and interactive resources that can help with homework, language learning and skill development. See the full list of online resources for kids 6-12 here.