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.
If you have questions or would like information about displaying your art, please contact Wendy Bromfield, the Public Services Librarian, by calling the Library at (419) 433-5009.
Due to the renovation of our downstairs meeting rooms A and B, the Gallery show scheduled for September has been moved to our Center Street Display Case. We apologize for any inconvenience to our patrons or artists.
Watercolors, Oils, Mixed Media, Jewelery, and more
Eileen, an avid art enthusiast for over 30 years, was born in Cleveland and now resides in Lorain County. Her repertoire spans many techniques and various medias. She enjoys the spontaneous quality of watercolors and oils achieving many different effects, creating a certain warmth between the viewer and the painting. She describes her work as evolving from a simple thought, and then progressing into something entirely different. She is also a creative jewelry maker, using antique buttons, silverware, and other items in one-of-a-kind pieces. Her works, in many private collections in the United States and abroad, have been exhibited in local, state, and national juried art shows and she has many awards to her credit.
Barbara Wismar is a retired Master Art Teacher and award-winning ceramic tile artist. Her love for tile making began when she made nautical tiles for her Lake Erie Home. Her art form has evolved from her love of tile making to collage works and drift wood pieces relating to Lake Erie. The collages are made from pieces of paper ripped and cut from magazines. They take about one month to produce. There is no painting involved. The finishing consists of a UV spray to prevent fading in the sunlight.
Also in the Gallery for October:
The paintings displayed this month are from local student artists who attend the watercolor classes taught by Clela Neale at the Zion Lutheran Christian Center. The painters are all ages, skill levels, and they use various watercolor techniques. They also paint a wide variety of subjects. There will be an opening reception for them on Wednesday, November 6 at 6:30 pm. You are invited to view the paintings exhibited this month and chat with the artists at this opening reception.