Centennial Auction Art Show

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Program Type:

Centennial, Exhibits

Age Group:

Adults , Everyone

Program Description

Event Details

In honor of its upcoming Centennial, York Public Library is hosting a “Centennial Auction Art Show” throughout May and June, featuring two dozen pieces by local artists. The artwork will be included in the Library’s online Centennial Auction on June 10-18.

Artists who have previously shown their work in the Library were invited to contribute items to the Auction, along with several artists whose outstanding work is new to Library walls. The show will include works by Peter Agrafiotis, Donna Asquith, Kim Bernard, Amy Brnger, Gordon Carlyle, Nancy Davison, Jayne Dwyer, Marilyn Eimon, Rosalind Fedeli, Ken Fellows, Jeff Fitzgerald, Kevin Freeman, Brett X Gamache, Tom Glover, Toby Gordon, Stephen Harby, Sarah Haskell, Julee Holcombe, Rebecca Klementovich, Anita Loomis, Anastasia Maertens, Tom Merriam, Deidre O'Flaherty, Bill Paarlberg, Rozanna Patane, Kathleen Robbins, and Faith Webster. 

A reception for the show will be held on June 7th from 5-7 PM in the Library’s upper level.  Several artists will talk briefly about their art, refreshments will be served and the newly tuned grand piano will be brought out of its recent hiatus.  

Members of the public will have the opportunity to bid on each piece, along with other treasures, in June. Proceeds from this year’s auction benefit the York Public Library Association (YPLA), the entity responsible for building the original library in 1922-1926. Now a nonprofit organization, the YPLA owns the Library and protects its future, providing roughly 35% of the Library’s annual budget.

York Public Library has a long tradition of showing artwork by regional artists. Exhibits have included sculpture, fiber art, and traditional, abstract, and contemporary art. The goal is to reach not only those who have a strong interest in art but also patrons who may or may not visit museums and galleries on a regular basis. Read more about the Library’s art exhibits at yorkpubliclibrary.org/art.

 Pictured: "August" by Toby Gordon