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The Friends of the Library, in collaboration with Art & Media Division of CML the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Artist Program, is once again helping to host the Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry Juried Show in the Carnegie Gallery at the Main Library. The exhibition is currently underway and runs through January 11 — and you have an opportunity to cast your vote for the People’s Choice award by voting for your favorite work before January 4th.

Then plan to join the Awards Reception on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Carnegie Gallery
2nd floor, Main Library
96 S. Grant Avenue

 

 

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Feeling spontaneous?

Then join the Friends of the Library and local art lovers for the final evening of the Art Unbound exhibition, which concludes with a silent auction of the artwork from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer will be served.

This is the much talked-about event that challenged 18 talented local artists to take books no longer in the library’s collection (and bound for recycling) and breathe new life into them. The result has been this fascinating art exhibit that explores recycling, subtraction and the importance of the written word in contemporary society.

Tickets for this silent auction event are available here on our website.

Dan Gerdeman is an artist and art educator whose paintings take on a “cartoony realism” – proving that even serious art can also take on whimsical forms.

Come meet Dan this Thursday at the final day of the Art Unbound exhibition to see how he and other Columbus artists have transformed library books into works of art — then bid on that work at a silent auction on Nov. 21. You can purchase your tickets for this silent auction event here.

After graduating from Edinboro University in 1998, Walter moved to Columbus for its arts scene.

Find out what inspires this sculptor and visit the free exhibition to see how he and other Columbus artists have transformed library books into works of art — then bid on that work at a silent auction on Nov. 21. You can purchase silent auction tickets here.

What do dinosaurs and a book of poetry by Captain Beefheart have in common? Let painter Rob Jones explain. He’s one of 18 talented local artists who has contributed to ART UNBOUND using discarded materials from the Columbus Metropolitan Library and given them new life in the form of highly original artwork.

Visit the free exhibition to see how these artists transformed library books into works of art — then bid on that work at a silent auction on Nov. 21. You can purchase silent auction tickets here.

 

 

 

Columbus artist Boryana Rusenova Ina talks about her inspiration for her pieces in art unbound, the exhibit currently on display from the Friends of the Library at the Carnegie Gallery inside CML’s main library.  Boryana used Fodor’s guides that were headed for recycling.

Visit the free exhibition to see how other Columbus artists transformed library books into works of art — then bid on that work at a silent auction on Nov. 21. You can purchase silent auction tickets here.

 

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