The Library’s art gallery in the building’s lower level is Huron’s one and only public art space. Local artists and artisans utilize the gallery to display their paintings, drawings, photographs, crafts and other works of art. To inquire about displaying your art in the gallery, please contact Shirley Mann at 419-433-5009.
Firelands Montessori Academy, located in Huron, provides an educational environment for children that nurtures creativity, curiosity, self-reliance, and respect in order to inspire a passion for lifelong learning. FMA visits the Library often and always stop to admire the beautiful artwork on the walls and in the display cases. This exhibition from the FMA students is an avenue to share who they are with our community. Among the collaborative pieces that represent their core values and interests, you will see a variety of identity masks that are reflections of themselves and their lives. They hope you enjoy this small glimpse into the artists at FMA.
The Photography Club has been meeting at the library for three years and has experienced and amateur photographers as its members. Some of its participants have displayed their photographs in the past and this month they will collaborate, amateur and experienced alike, to create a wonderful show from the gifted photographers.
Dominic started taking photos about 10 years ago while out skateboarding with his friends in high school. Not long after, he started taking photographs of anything he found interesting. What had started as a hobby with a cell phone camera became a more serious passion that would eventually lead him to study Visual Communication Technology at Bowling Green State University. In December 2014, he received his Bachelors of Science in Technology. “My perspective seems to be always changing, but the one thing that remains a constant, is to see the world as a single frame. While there are styles of photography that I prefer to shoot, I try not to limit myself to one specific style, rather to photograph anything that I wish to share with the world. I believe that diversity is the key to understanding life as well as oneself and I try to extend that into my photography."
Diane Preu Chevalier lives in Huron and is a graduate of Bowling Green State University. While working as a graphic designer, Diane felt that the expanding usage of the computer was taking away the satisfaction of making art with her hands. In the spring of 2000 she created her company, Tesserae, and began displaying mixed media jewelry and artwork in local galleries and art shows. In addition to marketing her designs, Diane creates and teaches jewelry and mixed media classes for children and adults.