Artwork Donated to Mooresville Public Library

colorful collage of multicolored silhouettes of people holding hands looking at a wide shot of the Earth
oil on canvas paint collage, Langtree Charter Upper Academy students, 2021

Langtree Charter Academy Upper School Donates Artwork to Mooresville Public Library

The Mooresville Public Library was honored to receive a painted canvas art piece from Langtree Charter’s Upper Academy. Teen Librarian Megan Mosher and Langtree Charter’s Visual Arts teacher, Patricia Acuff, discussed having Acuff’s students create a piece of artwork for the library earlier in 2020, and the conversation recently came to fruition.

“I wanted a piece of artwork that was designed and created by teens to put in the Teen/YA area at the library,” said Mosher. “I think having artwork created by other teens gives our young visitors ownership of the space and may inspire them in their own work. I’m thrilled with the piece that was created for us, as it is as visually beautiful as the message that it sends. This is a piece that can be enjoyed by patrons of all ages that visit the library, and I’m very grateful to Ms. Acuff and her students for giving us such a lovely piece of art.”

 The artwork, entitled “Unity,” was designed by Kaleb Harmon, a student at Langtree Charter Academy, who graduated last year. Mooresville Public Library donated the miniature canvases that make up “Unity,” and Langtree Charter’s National Art Honor Society and students in Ms. Acuff’s art classes painted the piece throughout the 2020-21 school year. These members included Nicholas Cardaropoli, Colt Cavaleri, Bryson Dedmon, Abagail Grack, Macey Jennings, Nicole Lafone, Skylar McClure, Nicholas McGee, Braxton Miller, Jessica Omundson, Chloe Radley, Zoie Raymer and Annabel Wheeler.

After painting the individual miniature canvases, they were then assembled and mounted on a larger canvas, which was donated by Mooresville Arts for the project. “Unity” is available for viewing in the Teen/YA area of the Mooresville Public Library.