What's on right now in the Gallery?
All are invited to contribute to our mural celebrating the power of books and stories! Drop in, choose a shape made from a recycled book page, and decorate the page here or at home. We'll add it to the mural and watch the book magic grow! Then join us for Barrington Books Week, April 21-29.
Coming May-June 2017: the art of Barrington's own Veronica Sebastian Potter
Atrium Art Installation
Minnesota-based, internationally known artist HOTTEA describes his work as “interacting with public spaces non-destructively.” HOTTEA, whose full name is Eric Rieger, has created an original work of art, "Elaine," commissioned by the Library for its beautiful atrium. The work may be viewed during the Library's regular hours, or experienced in a deeper way at our "Sundays With Elaine" events. Details.
History of the Gallery
Gallery in the Library
Created in 1979, the Gallery in the Library hosts up to six exhibits per year, each typically spanning two months. As of June 2014, with additional space, a new look, and the Walker Display system, the Gallery in the Library is once again presenting lively and thought-provoking works of art to library visitors. The Gallery is now curated by the Art Advisory Committee: Public Information Manager Karen McBride, Community Engagement Librarian Sam Adams-Lanham, and Assistant Librarian Ivy Dally, along with Board of Trustees Liaison to the Gallery Barbara Pintozzi.
About the Gallery space
The Gallery in the Library is located throughout the first and second floors of the library and is open to the public seven days a week.
Artists: interested in knowing the measurements of our exhibit walls?
|Internet Café (dark grey wall)||31' 6"||8' 6"|
|Business & Tech Center (dark grey wall)||25' 6"||9'|
|Media Browsing (rust red wall)||4' 1"||9'||left of 90" monitor niche|
|Media Browsing (rust red wall)||9' 9"||9'||right of 90" monitor niche|
|Media Browsing (dark grey wall)||7' 11"||9'||Dimensions do not include door on this wall|
|Base of Stair Tower (dark grey wall)||5' 5"||9'||Although wall is wider, Walker System covers only 5' 5"|
|Reading Commons (dark grey wall)||22' 8"||9' 8"||New Book shelves in area are 5' high|
|Young Adult area (dark grey wall)||19' 6"||9' 6"||Book shelves in area are 5' 10" high|
The Barrington Area Library's arts program expands the library's mission by stimulating imagination and fostering lifelong learning. The Committee's goal is to give local artists the opportunity to present new work in a public setting and encourages all artists in the Barrington area and surrounding communities to submit an application for consideration.