Friday, February 26, 2010

A Bright Spotlight - PV Library 80th Anniversary Gala

The bright tile mural, by Gemma Tacconga and her son Zen Del Rio, is located in the entry to the gallery room in the basement of the historic Malaga Cove Library. It commemorates the Trustees of the library from 1928-1978.
CC Yu, Katherine Gould, Linda Sun, Fran Wielin & Janey Jones (Photo by Frank Brown, Peninsula News)
In early February, the PV Library celebrated its 80th anniversary. These five women and many other volunteers made the celebration event and fundraiser a great success.
I'd like to give a special thanks to Fran Wielin (board of trustees President) for including my photos (many of which have been on this blog) in the program (I am published now!), and to both Fran and Kathy Gould (PV Library District Director) for being followers of PV Daily Photo. Kathy's excellent 'director's blog' can be linked to HERE.
Janey Jones (president of the Friends of the Library) is my Miraleste Library Book club buddy and I also wanted to mention my friend Julie Sulman, who brought me into her Neighborhood Book Club, and who is an active supporter of the Friends.

20 comments:

Bibi said...

That mural is beautiful! I love the colors and design. Happy ladies in the photo! I am surprised though that one is wearing a fur, which is a no-no in most circles these days!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Congratulations to you for being a published photographer, and for contributing to your community, as do the volunteers who do the important work of supporting the library.

The colors of the tile in the art you have featured today remind me of Klimt's famous painting "The Kiss."

Kim said...

Way to go, Tash! Nice to see the beautiful mural and all these great shout outs to some great people.
-Kim

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Libraries are our American treasures and this one is no exception. What a great photo!!!

Jan
GDP

spacedlaw said...

Congratulations on being published!
Great mural.

Rob said...

Congratulations! What a joy to be recognized. I like the tile mural, it is bright and cheery.

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable colours in this mural, I liked a lot.Great event for sure!Thanks for sharing all information!
hugs
Léia

altadenahiker said...

Yay Tash! They must have taken my advice. Now we'll get other publications on board.

Powell River Books said...

It's good to see a library that's doing well with so may distraction like the Internet. I remember in high school when I would go to the library for research and to hang out with friends. Probably many young people today don't do that very often. - Margy

Lois said...

Congratulations Tash!

Lori Lynn said...

YAY Tash! How cool for you! Congratulations!

I had met Gemma a few times, she was a special lady and quite a pistol!

LL

Jacob said...

Happy anniversary! That is quite a mural! It's the colors that zing!

Wanda said...

Wonderful colors and story.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Wonderful photos. Love the colours.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Carolyn said...

Great mural. Warm, bright, and compelling. Congrats on being publicly recognized!

VP said...

A bit confusing, but the overall effect is very good.

Saretta said...

That mural is absolutely gorgeous!

Serge Cornillet said...

You're right about smoking. So sad...so much people in trouble because addictions.
Nice to see U at my site, fantastic mural too.:-) not so dangerous...
Bye,
Serge

Pasadena Adjacent said...

How did I ever miss this party? Excellent!!!!

Isn't it great to be published on actual paper (and be filed in a card catalogue in a library)?? and I adore the way you put this post together with the newspaper photo and text from the 70's. The woman in the middle seems to be a bit overdressed for the occasion.

the mural tres 70's...how fun

Paula said...

Congrats! Isn't it a great feeling? It doesn't surprise me that you're deeply involved with the library, anyone who loves books as much as you do, well, where else would you put your energy??? By the way, I've started "Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel", the female version. You know anything about that?