New children’s entrance at Medina library is work of art

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 January 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
MEDINA – Judith Villavisanis spent a month in Medina creating a new children’s entrance at the Lee-Whedon Memorial Library. The public art project resembles a giant book, and Villavisanis created characters and wrote a poem on two pages for the book.

She finished the project just before Christmas. The library sought submissions from artists for the project. Lee-Whedon picked the proposal from Villavisanis, a former Albion resident who now lives in Florida.

Villavisanis created illustrations first for the two giant pages and will then added the words from a poem.

The back side of the book resembles a book cover. Wilbur from “Charlotte’s Web” is one of the characters on the cover.

The portals in the book cover are spots for people to place books.

Villavisanis picked a few popular characters in children’s literature for the art project.

Villavisanis is shown working on the project in mid-December.