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Art Exhibits

Visit the Central Library Art Gallery (lower floor) to view the talents of local artists.


 Art Gallery Exhibit


Oil Paintings by Kerry L. Ross

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 4 at 7pm

The act of reading is a socially acceptable defiant act. Reading books offers more than pleasure and freedom from the drudgery of our everyday lives. It releases us from arbitrary social constructs and speaks to our fundamental need for independence and isolation. At its best, it forces us to explore, challenge, and perhaps, change parts of ourselves.

On a basic level, a painting of a reader is a quiet image of the human body at rest. More significantly, it is a tangible record of a mind set free, an unrestrained mental traveler. In this world of 24/7 computerized over-sharing and interconnectedness, the act of reading feels like the ultimate in social rebellion.

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Special Exhibit

Special Exhibit

Johnny Hollow presents OktoberFaust: The Old Gods of New Berlin

Exhibit: October 2 - November 13, Central Library Theatre Lobby

Interactive Opening Reception: Thursday, October 11 at 7 pm

This art and music exhibition by Johnny Hollow explores dark characters of mythology and folklore and mixes them with contemporary themes drawn from the diverse cultural mosaic of the Kitchener-Waterloo Region. Join us at the opening reception for the unveiling of the songs and art, and to hear a little bit about the creative process.

Johnny Hollow is a music/art collective between founding members Emmy Award-winning sound designer Janine White and Juno and Emmy Award-winning graphic artist and filmmaker Vincent Marcone. Their collaboration is an inventive tapestry of sound and imagery woven together.

Vincent Marcone (My Pet Skeleton) short films will appear on our Lower Level Video Wall concurrent with the exhibit.

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Interested in displaying your artwork at the library?

See the Artist Program page for more information about the selection process and exhibit space.