C. Burr Artz

Blue Ribbon Through Frederick

When approached to make a quilt to represent the City of Frederick for the C. Burr Artz Public Library, it made me think just what living and working here for the past 60 years has meant to me. What would best represent our growing urban city, its people, its history, and present  day life?


This is the owl, books and eyeglasses sculpture that so many of us associate with knowledge (and others associate with Harry Potter!). Walter’s artwork can be found in notable public and private collections worldwide. He is primarily known for his loose representational style and unique approach to the handling of surface. His works, in both bronze and stainless steel, are highly expressive and reflect a deep and sympathetic understanding of his subjects.

The Water’s Edge

Moulden’s art focuses on landscape with trees, generally painted with acrylic on plywood. In the past, Moulden has painted Frederick cityscapes using scenes from local neighborhoods, but has more recently concentrated on Frederick’s natural environment.

Story Tree

The storytelling space features intricate carvings representing dozens of fairy tales. Aylor described his motivation for this artwork: “Trees often play a special role in the stories of our childhood, from the magical forests of fairy-lore to the homes and hiding places for many of our favorite characters. With these elements in mind, I have created this story tree.

Small Paradise

This set of six paintings, painted in brilliant blues and greens, sets the tone when entering our beautiful building. Each of the paintings within “Small Paradise” is individually named: “Creation,” ‘Purity,” “Peace,” “Knowledge,” “Truth,” and “Creation.”


Courtesy of the Joseph D. Baker Fund
This lifelike sculpture is a magnet, especially for children who like to look over the shoulders of the figures to read the Star Spangled Banner. “Meet me by the statue out front” is a commonly heard phrase here.


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