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I would like to find out how the artwork in library is determined?

Does the library show local artists work at the library? Are the pieces there available for purchase?
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2017  |  22 Views

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We do have the Michael Phipps Gallery at the W. Dale Clark (Main) Library, which often has local artists' work that would be available for purchase, depending on the current exhibit being shown.

Otherwise the artwork in most of our branches is chosen/commissioned at the time of the branch's construction or remodelling.  The process can be slightly different each time.  Many people can be involved in that process, such as the Branch Manager, the branch staff, the library board, the Facilities Manager, and the Library Director, among others - including patrons who use that branch. 

We often use local artists who have provded paintings, sculpture, and other works of art.  At other times we've worked with organizations like the Bemis Center to provide art for the libraries, sometimes as part of their ongoing student art programs.  These works are not for sale.

Thank you for your question.

Russ Harper

Library Specialist

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