The main Library has exhibit space on both floors. Please stop by to visit our current exhibitions.
First Floor Gallery: Bill Marshall
Second Floor: Paintings by Frances Stillwell
VIDA BULLIS’S BEAVER CREEK DAHLIA GARDENS, PHILOMATH OR
Artwork and text by Frances Stilwell, Corvallis, Oregon
In Spring of 1987, Bessie Gragg Murphy introduced me to her friend Vida Richardson Bullis at Vida’s Beaver Creek Dahlia Gardens thirteen miles south of Philomath, Oregon. I said to Vida, “Everywhere I look there’s a picture.” She laughed and said. “Well, you come out and paint anytime you want.” I did that and painted many stories of her Dahlia Gardens some of which you see on these walls. Before she moved to Seattle to join her family, I had painted more than 28 artworks you see here. I’m very glad to see this group of paintings altogether to share their stories as my visits at the Dahlia Gardens were truly magical.
This exhibition will be on display on the second floor of the Main Library through February 2017. Please come by the Library to see this new exhibition!
Permanent Art on Display:
The Library’s “Reading Girl” by artist Mike Lecki is very popular in our community. People leave gifts and flowers for her. Children can often be seen talking to her, and trying to see what she is reading.
For more information click here Reading Girl
“All That is Oregon”
Judi Mintzer’s impressive 6′ X 18′ mural gracing the Library foyer adds a wonderful welcome to the Library as well as to the world that opens to those who ‘travel’ through books.
For more information click here All That is Oregon
The Children’s Room
Themed pillars painted by Cheryl French. For more information
click here The Childrens Room
Downtown Carnegie Library
Kings Valley sculptors Raymond Hunter and Czarina Gupton, father and daughter, created the 9-foot tall piece.
“Zeki” is a gift of the Wanita Robb Sculptural Trust and the Albany Arts Commission.
Click here for more information Zeki