Submitted by The Lopez Library
The Lopez Library invites the public to join in a special opening reception for a community art show from 4-6 p.m. on Friday Oct. 4, which will display artworks submitted in response to the call: “A Library is at the Heart of a Community.” The theme was announced over the summer, and the library received many of submissions from local artists of all ages. The reception for the show is an opportunity to admire the artistic talent and creativity of Lopez’s artists, and also to celebrate the theme of the show. The Lopez Library staff and board members strive to make the Library a vibrant community center — a hub for civic and cultural life — a place for creativity, discovery, contemplation, lifelong learning, and fun.
The Art in the Library program is one way that the Library serves as a community hub, by providing exhibition space for artworks of all media by local artists at any point in their career. Exhibits rotate on a regular six-week schedule, and every new exhibition is begun with an opening reception, which includes an informal artist talk and tour. This provides an opportunity for artists to share and discuss their art and their process with the public, and for art enthusiasts to get an in-depth perspective of the works on display. In addition to providing the physical display space and a built-in audience of library patrons, the Art in the Library program also encourages exhibiting artists to facilitate hands-on workshops, introducing some aspect of their creative practice to an interested audience.
The community art opening on Friday, Oct. 4 will showcase the works of the following artists: Erica Blair, Rachel Brumer, Cyrus Froning, Bryan Gooding, GGK, Anne Hietbrink, Lane Langford, Christa Malay, Barbara Nepom, Nikyta Palmisani, Jeanette Ross, and Robert Wood. The reception is open to the public and will take place throughout the library, with food, fun, and a participatory art activity with Nikyta Palmisani that will be added to the exhibit. There will also be a chance for the public to vote on your favorite art piece, awarding one artist a $100 prize. This and all Art in the Library programs are supported by the Friends of the Library. All are welcome.