As the spring Maker-In-Residence at the Harrison Library, Pam led a community art event as part of Harrison's annual Japanese Festival. Participants did drawings that Pam collaged into a large piece, with final adjustments made later in her studio.

The finished piece will be shown at the July exhibition of community collages at the Helperin Gallery at the library.

The three community art events were part of the ArtsWestchester Arts Alive grant initiative focused on the Mt. Vernon Public Library.

Partipants, children and adults, drew or painted elements of very different themed art projects that are currently on display at the Children's Room at the library. 

Many Become One is the title of Tucker's collaborative art series. These programs, created and directed by Pam, are built on the idea that through the positive energy of group dynamics, highly creative art pieces can be produced. The events and resulting art pieces highlight the pleasure of community group dynamics as well as validate the creativity of participating individuals.

Multiple events in 2018 have been held at the Loft Artist's Association in Stamford, Connecticut with teenage participants, and at the Mount Vernon Public Library in Mount Vernon, New York, with both children's and adult events.

Pamela Tucker and Michelle Burton created the exhibition, Faces of Westchester Libraries, to showcase the staff of Westchester libraries.

‚ÄčAs libraries take on more projects like ESL, resume writing, internet skills and access, and more, the face of the modern library might seem to be changing. But in fact, there is always a human being behind the library's shifts in technology, access, and mission. 

The project included, in the librarian's own words, why libraries are important and why they find their profession so rewarding. This documentary element added to the mission of this culturally important exhibition by personalizing the portraits and letting the individuals speak for themselves.

Shown here are two areas of the installation that show paintings by several artists including Michelle Burton, Marilyn Hahn, Willa Swiller, Pamela Tucker and Pat Van Metter.

The five individual paintings shown in this web site's Faces of the Westchester Library Portraits section are all the work of Pamela Tucker.
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