Monday, February 7, 2011

Randolph's Hutchinson Memorial Library Displays Art Works, Expands Art Book Collection

Library becomes art gallery. (Beaver Dam Daily Citizen, 2/6/2011)

Excerpt:   Hutchinson Memorial Library celebrated the arts on Saturday. The library served as an art gallery for a month, displaying pieces by local artists ranging from fiber arts, paintings, sculpture and more.

About 20 artists showed more than 40 pieces of art, and many of the artists attended a reception hosted by the library on Saturday. Library director Peggy Potter said that the library received grant money that allowed it to purchase fine arts books. The books were on display during the reception and are available for checkout.

“They’re not big circulators, but they are books we’d never be able to buy on our own,” Potter said.

She said that before, art books at the library were limited to classical artists, but the grant money has allowed them to add modern art to the collection

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