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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: Landscape Fine Art Photography
We are proud to exhibit photographs taken by Frederick H. Claflin, including several taken here in Quincy, this December from December 2 through the end of the month.
Landscape fine art photographer Frederick Claflin has gone through many transitions in life: from entering the art world in the early 80s and from leaving the corporate world after 9/11, which gave him a new outlook on life.
Art has always played an important role in Frederick's life; however, since 2006 he has developed and moved into a second career as a fine art photographer.Inspired by years of studying classic painters work such as Van Gogh, Tom Thomson, Edward Hopper and William Turner and other art forms, his photography artwork now has moved to classical photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Weston, Michael Kenna and Ansel Adams.
In creating his artwork, Frederick uses a digital full frame camera and a 8x10 large format camera. His large format art work uses black & white film and traditional photography methods. The lack of color allows the viewer to focus on the variety of textures and the richness of interesting lines and shapes that engage in an elegant visual synthesis onto each photograph and his color work creates emotional. psychologically and even physically within a image without becoming aware. Color can build harmony and tension with a image brings attention to a key theme.
His photographic explorations included landscapes and still life's. He started to develop his artistic style with a strong focus on creating landscape images. These images range from coastal settings to deserts, forests to cities. More examples of his work can be found on his website.
Are you an artist or do you know someone who's 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.