Faughn 1st presenter for SRP

By Fran Smith, Librarian Webster County Library

The Webster County Library is excited to announce the first presenter for the Summer Reading Program, Edwin Faughn of Rainwater Observatory.

Over the past 25 years the artist and lecturer has developed a presentation called “Reflections of the Universe” that focuses on the magnificent visual beauty and unimaginable vastness of the heavens.

This inspiring , educational and entertaining PowerPoint presentation is illustrated with numerous paintings by Faughn that have been featured in and on the covers of leading space science magazines, books, exhibitions and planetarium productions.

For nearly 20 years Faughn served as art director for the Sharpe Planetarium of the Pink Palace Family of Museums in Memphis, Tenn., where he produced original scientific-related artwork, cartoon characters and animation for numerous space, science, laser light and children’s planetarium productions. Faughn is now the managing director of Rainwater Observatory in French Camp.

Summer Reading programs are on each Tuesday in June at 1:30 at the Webster County Public Library . Children ages 4-10 are invited to attend.