Decking the Halls at the Jones Creek Library


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Jones Creek Library thanks to the artistic efforts of area businesses, organizations, and schools -- including Runnels.

Each December the library sponsors a display of theme-related holiday decorations called "Celebration of the Trees.” This year, elementary students at Runnels designed original ornaments for one of the trees.

"We did a Runnels K-5 art tree," said elementary art teacher Burgundy Brumfield. "The 4th and 5th grade students made "color wheel balls" using colored card stock. They traced, cut, folded, and glued, making sure their ornaments turned out in the correct color wheel order."

The 1st-3rd graders in Jennifer Leeper's classes crafted copper wire fish ornaments decorated with multi-color beads and strands of wire in the style of American sculptor Alexander Calder.

In Lauren Downing's kindergarten art classes, the children painted concentric circles in bright colors on round discs to produce unique ornaments reminiscent of artwork by Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky.

“Celebration of Trees” will remain up at the Jones Creek Library through Dec. 30.