ART IN LIBRARIES
A Community Outreach Project
It is our goal to expand the visual arts in the communities of Ontario County. One way to accomplish this is to display visual arts at local libraries. This also expands the opportunities of our member artists and other local artists to share their work. Since we began this program, some of our artist members have also provided low-cost or free art classes and programs at participating libraries.
We started at the Bristol Library in 2013 by installing an exhibit system in a corner above their public access computers.
In the fall of 2015, we provided funds for the Bloomfield Library to install an art display system in its entrance hall and community room.
In June of 2016, we provided a grant to the Victor-Farmington Library for a similar art display system. The Wood Library in Canandaigua also received an OCAC grant to refurbish their community room exhibit system.
In 2018, we awarded the Naples Library a grant to purchase two exhibit systems, one for its Children’s area and one for its downstairs community room.
Planned and Current Exhibits:
At the Bristol Library:
(6750 County Road 32, Bristol Center)
Autumn Photos from the Bristol Bookends Writing Group
are on display, January through February
At the Victor/Farmington Library:
(15 W Main St, Victor)
Jenny Abbott is showing her photography in January
At the Naples Library:
(118 S Main St, Naples)
Kathy Engel has her watercolors on display, January through Mid-March;
Derek Des Islets, a Naples native living in Brooklyn,
will have his paintings on display from mid-March through April