This June, more than 20 local artists will exhibit their work in the annual group art show at the Vineyard Haven Public Library. The artwork will be on display during regular library hours from June 2nd through June 14th. The show has been curated by Francine Kelly, and sponsored by the Friends of the Library, who will host an opening reception on Tuesday, June 3rd from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
This year's featured artists include Renee Balter, Laura Beebe, Christine Coon, John Crelan, Deirdre DeCarion, Joe Doebler, Phyllis Dunn, Lowely Finnerty, Lisa Glus, Maryanne Goldberg, Carolyn Henderson, Susan Johnson, Nancy Kingsley, Iris Kirkwood, Clara Kisko, Jennifer Langhammer, Jeri Larson, Peter Mallen, Janet Messineo, Robert Schaefer, Emily Walkenstein and Ovid Ward.
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.