ART is the PPL's main branch visual art outlet, which focuses on a different art medium each month. A wall, which is directly behind the service center, is dedicated to displaying entries, usually ranging from 10 to 20 pieces. The gallery is rotated between different mediums, with cycles of six months, going in order of photography and digital art, watercolor, non-traditional, oil and acrylic, and pencil, charcoal and pastel.
The June showcase of photography held one of the largest collections they've showcased, just at 23 entries. July currently holds one of the lowest, just at four submissions.
"This might be the smallest gallery we've had. Watercolor is always scarce and I'd like to see a better turn out, as far as numbers go, but what we do have is good," librarian and ART Director
First place and second place watercolor submissions both went to
ART is wrapping their first whole year with this month's gallery. The third cycle will begin next month with non-traditional submissions being accepted.
"I feel like this second cycle did do better than the first. I think more people are realizing it is here and entering overall," Hall said.
Hall's goal for the next year of ART is to increase community participation and see more people submit work.
The deadline for August submissions is
The artwork can also be viewed online at www.yourppl.org/featured/art-exhibit. Submission forms can also be completed online, but artwork requires approval through the PPL director.
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