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Arts & Entertainment Youth Art is back at The Bascom with ‘Under the Sea’

Through The Bascom’s outreach program, children create Under the Sea, a collaboration between The Bascom and the Literacy Council. For information, call (828) 526- 4949 or visit October and November, the public is invited to view Under the Sea, an elaborate installation of artworks made in Read, Write, Create!, an outreach partnership between The Bascom and the Literacy Council of Highlands. In the spring and fall of 2012, Read, Write, Create! students have read 9 books, including Leo Lionni’s “Swimmy,” Marianne Berkes’ “Over In The Ocean: In A Coral Reef,” Lois Ehlert’s “Fish Eyes,” and Eric Carle’s “Mr. Seahorse.” Working at the Peggy Crosby Center and The Bascom, the children have used visual art to interpret their readings and enhance their learning experience.

The Ruth Eckerd Gallery, located downstairs in The Bascom, will be transformed into an undersea world, alive with beautiful expressions of the students of Read, Write, Create! Under the Sea is a must see! The Bascom is open year-round - Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy workshops, exhibitions, special events and quality programs throughout the year at The Bascom. For more information, to register for Bascom workshop offerings or for more details on all Bascom activities, visit or call (828)526-4949.

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