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2020•11 - BCPL Newsletter

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discover... Boone C o U n TY PUBLIC LIBRARY novem B e R 2020 L Boone County Public Library BCP #Check o utBCPL Discover Boone County Public Library . . .because a pandemic doesn't stop the Library. The Curt Bessette Art Gallery features work by regional and national artists as well as special, themed exhibits. The gallery is located on the 1st floor of the Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike in Burling- ton, during normal library hours. Since opening its doors in 2019, the gallery has hosted such artists/ displays as Don Huff: Painter of Memories, Discovering Taiwan and Beyond Through Watercolor, Boone County Visual Arts, Through Darkness to Light: Photographs along the Underground Railroad by Jean- ine Michna-Bales, Tri-State Photographic Society and more! There are three different areas in the gallery space. • The center walls feature one artist or art group at a time. • Three exterior walls consist of permanently displayed photos and paintings by local artists or of local interests. • One exterior wall is our community wall for artists of all levels to display their works or offer it for sale. Anywhere from 2-4 artists may be on display at a time depending on current demand. We are currently looking for artists that are specifically interested in displaying a few of their works on our community wall. These slots are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. We ask that artists are at least at a middle or high school level of proficiency. In addition, we continue to schedule featured artists or art groups for our center walls. The Library is a public space and welcomes different types of art. We do ask that everything in the gallery is family -friendly since parents with young children may visit the space. Any art that is displayed must also be able to be hung on a hook, much like art at your own home. If you or someone you know is interested in displaying work at the Main Library, please visit bcpl.org/ about/art-gallery/ for more information on exhibit guidelines and exhibit request forms. Join us for this artistic opportunity at the Library! The namesake of the gallery, Curt Bessette, was a quiet child who spent many hours drawing and creating art of the people and scenes around him. As time passed, his interest in art and talent for various artistic styles only grew until he became known by his peers as the Artist. Mr. Bessette also served on the Boone County Public Library Board of Trustees from July 2016 to February 2017. Interested in displaying your artwork? Curt Bessette Art Gallery Black #000000 Notes: Always use the full wordmar k unless yo u' re explicitly speak ing to or marketing the iOS or Android app iOS icon Wo rdmark (always use full word ) Android Icon t icon White #000000 Blue #001935 iOS icon Wo rdmark (always use full word ) Android Icon t icon On Exhibit Don Huff: Painter of Memories Thru November 10 Photography of Norb Steuber November 13-December 12 Norb specializes in natural light photography. He has been particularly inspired by travel, but has photographed a wide range of subjects. Norb began photography upon receiving a camera from his wife in 1980. Little did he know his new hobby would turn into one of his greatest passions in life!

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