On Monday, the Shawnee Public Library revealed its latest art project to the public. To a standing room-only crowd, state Sen. Ron Sharp unveiled the library's annual Teen Summer Art Project — this year, a Horse in the City.

On Monday, the Shawnee Public Library revealed its latest art project to the public. To a standing room-only crowd, state Sen. Ron Sharp unveiled the library's annual Teen Summer Art Project — this year, a Horse in the City. The project was funded by the Cleo L. Craig Foundation. Oklahoma Baptist University Assistant Professor of Art Julie Blackstone aided about 40 teens in creating a Horse in the City horse to be displayed on the library grounds.

Mary Sims, teen librarian, said this was, by far, the largest project the group has undertaken since the program's inception in 2010.

Also, sharing in the spirit of the project, the library's Children's Department had a horse coloring contest, of which, Children's Services Manager Glenda Pitts said there were 142 entries — all of which will be on display a few at a time ; there were three grand prize winners and honorable mentions. Josiah Dean, 8, was present to receive his award.