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June 29, 2017

Art in the Library: Summer

Art in the Library

Downstairs Gallery and Upstairs Display Case
Ashland High School 11th Annual Summer Exhibition
June 21–August 30, 2017

It is summer and time once again for the very popular annual exhibition of artwork by Ashland High School (AHS) art students. The work is rendered in a variety of mediums and displays a wide range of images done by some of the most talented art students working and creating this year in the AHS art classes. On July 22, from 1 to 3 PM, there will be a special reception for the student artists and their parents. The public is also most welcome.







Lower Level: Community Room and Conference Room
Photographs by Lynne Damianos

Professional and Fine Art Photographer Lynne Damianos is currently exhibiting photographic work from her NatureScape series that are on an extended loan to the Ashland Library.  All of the images are part of Lynne's personal exploration of the natural environment.

In the large community room downstairs are 6 black & white images created over a two-week period amid breathtaking vistas on Maui, Hawaii. By eliminating color and concentrating on shape, light and texture, she brings out the exquisite forms of these striking trees. In the downstairs conference room is another group of images, some in black & white, and some in color, that are a bit more abstract. They are photographs of details, little things from the world around us that we dont readily notice that focus in on patterns, shapes and light. The display rooms are downstairs on either side of the Children's room.  


If you are a collector and would like to share your collection with the Library community by exhibiting all or part of it in the locked display case near the main circulation desk, please contact Larry DeJong at leftaris@gmail.com. Leave a short message and a way to contact you and he will follow up with you.


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June 05, 2015

Come See our Garden Sculpture!

 Garden SculptureAs part of the library’s continued effort to promote public art, the Friends of the Ashland Library unveiled a garden sculpture in the front lot of the library on May 28th. The sculpture is in honor of Janet Eames, president of the Friends of the Ashland Public Library from 2000 to 2007 who died of cancer last year. Around the same time the Friends were discussing their desire to build a garden sculpture in Janet's honor, the library received a $7,500 federal grant called “Full STEAM Ahead: Supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in Public Library Preschool Programming,” to create math and science programs for children ages 3-5. This grant contributed to the purchase of the sculpture

The sculpture includes three Clocker blue glass disks and a mobile piece that moves in the wind and includes arrows, gears and numbers to look like a clock, an homage to Ashland’s history. The numbers are 8, 2, and 0. Those numbers were chosen because Telechron, the Ashland-based clock company, set their clocks for advertising photos at 8:20 to highlight their logo, said Betsy Emberley of the Friends of the Ashland Library. The sculpture was designed by Whitmore Boogaerts of Providence. Click here to read more!

Thank you to Marie Laskowsky and her crew from The Carve (who provided our delicious food) and Trisha Cooper from Trisha Cooper Designs (who provided beautiful floral arrangements) for making our Annual Meeting so exquisite this year.
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