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On the Main Level:


During January, February, and March, the York Public Library will host its third annual “Community Collects” exhibition, featuring the works of The “Pine Hill Girls”, a group of four women artists, who came to Ogunquit to study with Charles Woodbury at his famed summer art school during the early decades of the 20th century.

Building on the success of the Edward (Ned) Hergelroth show of 2015 and the Charles Woodbury Show of 2016, members of the Library art committee and local private collectors have gathered dozens of extraordinary works for this exhibition, including paintings in watercolor and oil, and archival photographs.

The Pine Hill Girls are Gertrude Fiske (1878-1961), Elizabeth Sawtelle (1875-1956), Amy Wentworth Cabot (1871-1952), and Charlotte Butler (1868- 1950). They all had careers of their own as artists or art educators. Some became instructors at the Woodbury school, and all were among the founding members and directors of the Ogunquit Art Association.

Please join us for an opening reception and fireside chat at the Library on Tuesday, January 10, at 5:00 p.m.

“Lady in White” by Gertrude Fiske 

  In the Kennebunk Room:

Works by Chris Brent

Works by artist Chris Brent will be on exhibit February 4 through March. Brent’s paintings are a cross between American abstract expressionism and medieval panel painting and draw heavily from the work of Jackson Pollock.

   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.

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