This June the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library will host an exhibition featuring new work from 16 Vineyard artists. The exhibit will be on display during regular library hours from June 4th – June 14th. A reception will be held on Tuesday, June 4th, from 5 - 8pm. This event is free and open to the public. This year's show has been curated by Francine Kelly, and the program designed by Cowgirl Graphics.
This year's featured artists include: Laura Beebe, Harvey John Beth, Barbara Bodin, Marston Clough, John Crelan, Joe Doebler, Phyllis Dunn, Rob Hammett, Susan Johnson, Clara Kisco, Jennifer Langhammer, Bill O'Callaghan, Robin Tuck O'Callaghan, Lauren Petkus, Kathy Poehler and Christopher Wright.
The library has a collection of artworks that are displayed throughout the year, including 12 paintings by Vineyard artist Captain John Ivory. In addition, the "Art in the Stacks" space features rotating monthly exhibits managed by the Friends of the Library.
The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library encourage public understanding of the Library's vital role in the community, support activities for both adults and children, and provide various other volunteer services. The mission of the Friends is to support the Library, to build a partnership between the Library and the community, and to advocate for quality library service.