On the Main Level:
Coming in February:
African Masks Exhibit: “Guinea to Great Bay: Afro-Atlantic Lives, Culture, and History”
York Public Library, in collaboration with the York Diversity Forum and the Seacoast African American Cultural Center, will host an exhibit of African Masks at the Library. The exhibit titled “Guinea to Great Bay: Afro-Atlantic Lives, Culture, and History,” will be on view February – March. Approximately 30 masks from the Seacoast African American Cultural Center’s Werner Collection will be exhibited at the Library, most of which have never been displayed.
On Friday, February 8 at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Casey Golomski, cultural anthropologist at the University of New Hampshire will speak about this collection of rare and powerful African masks including how these masks were made and their ritual and religious symbolism. This talk invites listeners to unite art, history and community in honor of Black History Month. Light refreshments will be served.
In the Kennebunk Room:
A collection of watercolors by Wendy Hazen, entitled Travel New England Painting Tour, is on display in the Kennebunk Room (lower level) of the library. The watercolors are all originals and at some point in time have graced the pages of the Wendy Hazen Poster and Desktop Calendars that sell worldwide. Wendy is a member of the Cape Cod Art Center, PAAM in Provincetown, MA, New England Watercolor Society, York Art Association, York, ME and the National Watercolor Society. Her work has been featured in different publications and gallery shows throughout New England.
The Red Screen Door
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.