What's on right now in the Gallery?
Glimpses of Life: the brayer artwork of Joe Ruck
Northern Shore - Oil with brayer on canvas
The Gallery in the Library is delighted to present works by painter and sculptor Joe Ruck, on exhibit from December 12, 2014 through mid-February 2015. Read more about this captivating exhibit of impressionistic paintings.
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. In 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: Library Board Member Barbara Pintozzi, Public Information Manager Karen McBride, Assistant Librarian Sam Adams-Lanham and Assistant Librarian Ashley Brooke Sero.
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.
call for artists
The Barrington Area Library Arts Advisory Committee invites artists 18 years of age and over working or residing in the area to submit an application for consideration.
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 apply.