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Exhibits & Displays
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Enjoy monthly art exhibits
in the entrance lobby on the first floor of the Main Library, plus permanent and periodic displays of documents, photographs, artifacts, and ephemera in the display cases at the Main Library.
On Exhibit: Voyages, Images, Impressions
This month we are featuring woodcuts and linocuts by Dominique Lecomte from February 1 to 28. Linocuts and woodcuts are original prints in limited and numbered edition, made from a previously cut wood or linoleum block. Once the block is ready, the relief is inked and a thick paper is pressed on it with a hand-pulled press or a wooden spoon. Colors, when present, are watercolors applied later with a brush. Dominique had the following to say about his artistic process:
"I travel, I look around, I take pictures. It is sometimes far away, sometimes just around the corner, in any case, I never work on the spot. On the spot, I sense the colors, the surroundings, the sounds, and it is only later and far away that I can use what I have seen. My prints, photos or short stories, are then a mix of impressions, the ones I had at the time I traveled, the ones I have when I am working and remembering these times. I want my work to be colorful, warm, and a bit mysterious. If it makes you smile, or travel, or imagine, I have reached my goal."
Are you an artist or do you know someone whose art you think would fit well in the library? Please submit an application to be considered!
(Located on the top floor of the Main Library)
F. Wesley Fuller Geological Specimens Collection
Fuller, a Quincy native and granite man, accumulated this collection over a period of many years. It was presented to the library in 1954.
Claflin Mineral Collection
Charles A. Claflin traveled thousands of miles and spent 25 years collecting his minerals. In his collection, he had in mind primarily beauty — beauty of color and beauty of crystallization.