Gallery Exhibits

Upcoming Exhibits

Main Library Gallery & Exhibits

A Public Tête-à-Tête

Sept. 28 - Dec. 31 | Main Library Gallery

Jessica Frelinghuysen holds a bachelor’s degree in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design and a master’s degree in architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art, in Michigan. Her work has been shown at the International Print Center in New York, The Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art and The Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. She has been awarded artist residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts in California, Sculpture Space in New York, Anderson Ranch Center for the Arts in Colorado and Santa Fe Art Institute. Frelinghuysen is also a recipient of a 2016 Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant.

A Public Tête-à-Tête
“Jessica Frelinghuysen pushes the boundaries of communication through playful interactive artworks that delight our visual, auditory, and kinaesthetic senses. Her works highlight the absurdity of human interactions by surpassing the thresholds of verbal and nonverbal communication. By tracing auditory and visual pathways Frelinghuysen translates daily behavioral dialogue into physical, wearable, and structural opportunities to engage and reflect.”

Crystal Phelps, Curator

Maumee Branch Exhibits

The Art of Amy Renee: Abstract Painting/Mixed Media

Nov. 15 – Dec. 31 | Maumee

Amy Renee has been painting since she received her first easel and paint set at age 6. She did not seriously experiment with abstract images until high school, where she was given a class project to paint something, so long as it was not abstract. Renee struggled with this assignment – and one evening in frustration - she threw her unfinished painting onto the basement floor, grabbed her stepfather's carpenter brush, and started flinging paint onto the canvas. The freedom she felt as the paint flew was unlike anything she had experienced. She brought her finished abstract piece into the classroom the next day, very excited about her creation, even though it did not fit the guidelines of the assignment (she received a D) – and has been creating abstract images ever since.

Sanger Branch Exhibits

Jewelry by Jaci Riley

Nov. 1 – 30 | Sanger

Jaci Riley is passionate about creating jewelry that is subtle and modern, but still makes a statement and draws a smile. She finds inspiration through nature and life in the Midwest. Much of her focus is on metal etching and metalsmithing. Riley has been making jewelry for over 10 years in her studio just outside of Toledo, Ohio. Image from Jaci Riley Jewelry.

The Art of Anne Abate

Nov. 1 – 30 | Sanger

Anne Abate says that she paints to escape and engage, but mostly so that her head doesn't explode. During her career in journalism, with its crises, inhumanities and yes, politics, she turned to oil painting to find a quiet, happier place, far from capsizing ferries and wars. Once retired, Abate set out on an exploration of different media and began creating more abstract work. Image from Paintings by Anne.

The Art of Steven Athanas

Dec. 1 – 31 | Sanger

Steven Athanas has been making music and art professionally for over five decades now. He has self-published several books of his drawings and "pomes," as well as released three CDs and a couple of cassettes of original songs. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in art education in 2000, taught a few years, and when the jobs dried up, focused on his visual art. He performed in several well-known local bands from the '70s until his "retirement" in 2015. Athanas’ work is a conglomerate of 2D and 3D, utilizing refurbished, found and unique items in his work, as well as his drawings, paintings and writings. His work has shown in New York City, Baltimore, Northwest Ohio, Michigan, Chicago and West Palm Beach. Image from the Hudson Gallery.