Kathy Newell is a regular at the Henry F. Schricker Library in Knox, and has created numerous programs for the library system. The best part about Newell’s volunteer work at the library is that she has a variety of educational skills and experiences to draw from, including excellent cooking abilities, and amazing drawing talent. She was also a registered nurse for 30 years and specializes in geriatrics.
Recently she took pictures of 30 men in our community, made a pencil drawing of them, and now created a Guess the Original Boyz from the Hood Picture Contest.
Three prizes will be given for the people who can guess the most subjects. Newell says she picked everyday people as the subjects for the contest.
“Well I tried to pick people in business, people you see every day on the street, or people who were volunteers in the community,” she said.
Newell says the drawings seem to take a few years off the subject.
“They all seem to look a little bit younger when I do them. Maybe it’s because I’m looking at them with older eyes. But they seem to be satisfied,” she said.