Santa Maria Sun / Art
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 13, Issue 46
Community creating cultureThe Santa Maria Public Library serves as a cultural hub with its monthly Shepard Hall art exhibitions
By JOE PAYNE
A public library should represent an entire community. Truly meant for everyone, a good library offers limitless access (other than hours of operation, of course) to information, art, and other important resources. To that end, the Santa Maria Public Library operates its Shepard Hall as a venue for artists to present their works for a month at a time.
Currently showing is the work of Taffy French-Gray, a Central Coast resident with a passion for colorful painting. French-Gray isn’t alone in displaying art in the library. Several display cases in the entrance are also open to artists and nonprofits aiming to display their works.
People are welcome to submit their works to be considered for the 2013 season at Shepard Hall. Entries will be accepted through early March, with visual artists showing their works in the hall and three-dimensional artists showing in the library’s display cases.
Whether enjoying the art displayed at the library as an observer or taking part in the creative dialogue with art of your own, the library is a cultural cornerstone in Santa Maria that shouldn’t be missed.
Arts Editor Joe Payne is a work of art. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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