Thacher Hurd is painting murals on the walls of the new Children's Room at the Oakland Main Library. Painting in public has been a new experience for him.
"I go to schools and draw in front of kids, but this is totally different," he said. "I actually enjoy having kids come around and say, 'What are you doing? What's that?'"
One young girl picked up his paintbrushes and attempted to paint with him. After he gently told her it was not her turn to paint, she offered to help him wash the brushes.
According to Thacher Hurd's website an exhibition, From Goodnight Moon to Art Dog: The World of Clement, Edith and Thacher Hurd, January 21-March 19, 2006 will be at the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts. It will include art from the Hurd family as well as a life size recreation of "the great green room."
Now that would be cool.