On the Main Level:
Secret Garden is an exhibition by Carly Glovinski within the stacks of the York Public Library. For this project, a number of books whose subject matter largely involve the landscape- both literally (horticulture, gardening, and travel books) and more subjectively (descriptive landscape text found in poetry and fiction) have been recreated as painted objects of the same size. These “painted books” are then placed back in the library shelves. The exhibition, Secret Garden, asks us to see the library itself as a kind of landscape, with these painted book objects planted as seeds to be discovered. The exhibit will run through early November. Please join us for an opening reception and fireside chat at the Library on Wednesday September 13 at 5:00 p.m.
In the Kennebunk Room:
The Art & Poetry Project
York Public Library will host two exhibits which pair original poetry with artwork. Melanie Kyer’s exhibit, “Family Album” (in the gallery from August 12 – September 2) matches vintage photos of family members with poetic glimpses into their lives while Priscilla Cookson’s “Refugee” series (September 5 – 30) paints emotional biographies of refugees in the horn of Africa.
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.