Speers Gallery Artist
Elementary Schools March 2017 Artists of the Month
An exhibition entitled “Children’s Vision VIII”  by students from Sea Road School,  Kennebunk Elementary School, Mildred L. Day School and Consolidated School will be on display at the Kennebunk Free Library in the Speers Gallery from March 8 to 31, 2016 in observation of Youth Art Month.  The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular Library hours.  (Library hours are: Monday and Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
 
The Visual Arts Teachers Darlene Nein of Sea Road School and Mildred Day School, Christina DeFilipp of Kennebunk Elementary School and Consolidated School and Audrey Grumbling of Consolidated School have gathered a collection of student work grades K-5 to share with our community. The exhibit is a sampling of a variety of mediums that students explore, design and create within their specified art programs.
 
As art educators, Darlene, Christina and Audrey contribute to learning through knowledge, production, and critical analysis of art. The program aspires to meet the needs of all students, instilling personal success, stimulating spoken and written literacy, and promoting a sense of global awareness.
 
The arts enhance problem solving, risk taking and critical thinking.  Art is a language of visual images. It provides opportunities for expressive language, ability to understand, respond to, and talk about visual images.  The arts enable students to establish links between subjects and a variety of cultures.  The Arts provide a vehicle to care about our communities and our environment.
 
The Kennebunk Free Library is pleased and honored to be able to present these very talented artists.
 

Speers Gallery
About

In keeping with the Library's mission of serving the diverse cultural, informational, educational and recreational needs of the community, the Library provides space for art exhibits. Exhibit materials may be organized and presented by the Library, members of the community, and not-for-profit groups within the guidelines set forth in the Exhibit Policy below.

On April 2, 2011, the gallery was re-named the Speers Gallery in honor of Mike Speers, former Library Trustee and Friend of the Library, who was the inspiration of the Gallery.


Speers Gallery Artists for 2017
Month Artist Medium
January 2017 KFL Art Auction Fundraiser
February 2017 Joanna Gould Abstract Landscapes
Encaustic Paintings
March 2017 Kennebunk Elementary  Students Student Art Work
April 1 to 13, 2017 IB Kennebunk High Students Student Art Work
April 14 to 28, 2017 Preschool Art
Celebrating the Week of
The Young Child
Student Art Work
May 2017 Aja N Dyer Allure of Nature
Photography
June 2017 Cats Eye Images
Drew & Margaret L. Sanborn
Photographing the Book
Photography
July 2017 Fran Foy (1922-2014)
 
Fun People
Watercolor
August 2017 Watercolor Class with Dennis Rafferty
L. Roper, J. Bubar, A. Bryrnes, E. Dunham,
J. Bedard, M.E. Grady, P. Minicello
Playing With/At Color
Watercolor & acrylic
September 2017 Jon Byrer Marbled Maine
Enamel Oil on Canvas
October 2017 Liz (Elizabeth) Roper Close to Home and Far Away
Watercolor & acrylic
November 2017 Kathryn SB Davis Photography
December 2017 Kate Banks Keepsakes by Kate
Acrylic
 

Exhibit Policy, Procedures and Artist Application Form
Policies and Applications

Artists are invited to submit an application for exhibit by October 15 to be considered for the following calendar year. Please read the following policy and procedures before you apply. If you have additional questions, please call the Library Director at 985-2173.