This May, Frederick County Public Libraries celebrates the opening of a third satellite gallery organized and curated by The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. The Brunswick Public Library joins the Urbana and Thurmont Regional Libraries in providing a dedicated space for quarterly exhibits by local and regional artists working in a variety of mediums.
"We're thrilled to be able to expand this creative collaboration with the Frederick County Public Libraries and to share the work of innovative artists with the community of Brunswick,” says The Delaplaine’s Manager of Outreach Virginia Kane.
Creative Unity: A Library and Delaplaine Partnership Celebration on Saturday, May 18, is the kickoff for the Brunswick addition, with a full day of art-related events at all three locations, including:
- Community mural - draw or paint on large sheets of paper at each of the three libraries.
- Altered book art to “make and take” - transform old discarded books into works of art.
- “Pop-up artists” - experience art firsthand when Delaplaine member artists showcase their techniques throughout the day.
- Gallery exhibitions - featuring works by members of the Frederick Plein Air Association.
Look for more collaboration between FCPL and The Delaplaine in the months to come. Upcoming exhibits include formats and media that range from photography and plein air painting to digital collage, assemblage, and mixed media constructions incorporating elements of written poetry.