On the Main Level:
“Eclectic Contemporary Art of New England: Fifty-something Years of Collecting”. On view through August, an exhibit of works from the collection of York residents Bill and Amey Wieting. According to the Wietings, eclecticism implies choosing the best or most effective works, even though they may seem disparate or unusual. It is a kind of open-minded selectivity, based on each picture’s conveying the vision and experience of the artist. Their collection comes from many sources: artist friends, gifts of relatives, souvenirs of travels, fundraising auctions for local museums, and purchases from local artists and galleries. The York Public Library is grateful to the Wietings for sharing their collection with the community. We invite you to enjoy these works throughout the months of July and August during regular Library hours. Join us on Tuesday, July 18, at 5 p.m. when the Wietings will talk about their exhibit and about collecting art. Dr. Wieting will also lead a number of tours of the exhibit, beginning with one on Wednesday July 19th at 11:00 a.m.
Everett Simoneau (American, 1922-1989)
“Theme at Turbat Creek” tempera on board, 24″ x 18″
In the Kennebunk Room:
Landscapes and Still Life
The works of two local artists, Maryse Newton of York, and Cynthia Knowles of South Berwick, will be on display at the York Public Library July 1-31 in the Kennebunk Room.
Maryse has been painting for over 20 years and recently has been focusing on still life at YAA’s gallery in York Harbor. She is dabbling between acrylic and oil, and her work has been evolving over the past several months.
Cynthia, a watercolorist, features several local landscapes in the exhibit. She tries to tell a story with her paintings and get the viewer involved. Cynthia is also a professional calligrapher and pen and ink artist.
Both artists have pieces hanging in private collections across the United States. Maryse and Cynthia are members of the York Art Association and enjoy participating in the Open Studio sessions at YAA on Tuesdays.
In the Display Cases Upstairs:
Stories in Miniature: Seacoast resident Cheryl Frye’s collection of dioramas of nursery rhymes. Cheryl develops these delightful scenes with her grandchildren. Her work has been exhibited in a number of Seacoast Libraries, including Rye and Portsmouth.
Museums of Old York Display Case on the Lower Level:
The musical instruments displayed in this exhibit were all made or used here in York Maine.