Displays & Exhibits

The Livingston Public Library is displaying oil paintings by local artist Joan Speare, from July 1st to the 15th, entitled “In Celebration of Nature.”    Her style is abstract impressionism. Several of her oils have been shown in juried shows around Charlotte, NC. Some of her pieces are in private collections, and one, of a frog, is traveling around the world in a display to bring awareness to the danger of their extinction by chemicals.    Joan is presently studying with Laurie Harden at the Livingston Community Center. She is participating in several local art shows including the ACL Gallery, Studio Montclair, Gaelen Art and the Livingston Arts Association, winning an honorable mention for an abstract in their fall 2014 show.    Joan is a Certified Master Gardener, having completed the Rutgers University Master Gardeners curriculum, and is volunteering at various Essex County parks and the annual Garden Sale in the spring.    "Artistic expression nourishes my soul. I am pleased to share my art with you.” says Joan.    Displayed are some 13 of her vibrant paintings of flowers and landscapes.    Adds Joan, “ I love painting in oils because layering of paints creates light and depth.”

The Livingston Public Library is displaying oil paintings by local artist Joan Speare, from July 1st to the 15th, entitled “In Celebration of Nature.”

Her style is abstract impressionism. Several of her oils have been shown in juried shows around Charlotte, NC. Some of her pieces are in private collections, and one, of a frog, is traveling around the world in a display to bring awareness to the danger of their extinction by chemicals.

Joan is presently studying with Laurie Harden at the Livingston Community Center. She is participating in several local art shows including the ACL Gallery, Studio Montclair, Gaelen Art and the Livingston Arts Association, winning an honorable mention for an abstract in their fall 2014 show.

Joan is a Certified Master Gardener, having completed the Rutgers University Master Gardeners curriculum, and is volunteering at various Essex County parks and the annual Garden Sale in the spring.

"Artistic expression nourishes my soul. I am pleased to share my art with you.” says Joan.

Displayed are some 13 of her vibrant paintings of flowers and landscapes.

Adds Joan, “ I love painting in oils because layering of paints creates light and depth.”

The Livingston Public Library welcomes exhibits and displays, which further the educational, cultural, intellectual, charitable and/or public service objectives of the Library. Exhibits and displays which incorporate books and other Library materials are especially encouraged.  The Library recognizes its role in nurturing local talent and culture and, therefore, extends its preference in scheduling exhibits and displays to local schools, civic and community groups and local artists.  The Library also encourages exhibits and displays by collectors, crafts people and hobbyists.  Other displays may be devoted to an aspect of community life, science, education, family life, local or other history, community accomplishments, national anniversaries or events, or traveling exhibits in various fields and areas of interest.

All exhibits are subject to the terms of the Livingston Public Library’s Exhibits and Displays Policy.

The Library has a lighted glass display case (H 15”; D 20”) by the entrance where the displays can last from 2 weeks to a month.  Scheduling for this is arranged several months in advance.

If you are interested to set up a display in the case or to have any sort of display anywhere in the Library, please complete the Request to Place or Erect an Exhibit/Display and submit it for advance review and approval to the Library or email it to archana.chiplunkar@livingston.bccls.org.  Your application must include photographs or samples of items to be displayed.  

The Exhibits and Displays Agreement must be signed prior to setting up any exhibit or display.

Once the application is approved, you will be contacted to schedule specific dates.

Past Displays:

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