Speers Gallery Artist
June Artists Drew Sanborn and Margaret Lindsey Sanborn
“Photographing the Book,” the works of Drew Sanborn and Margaret Lindsey Sanborn will be on display at the Kennebunk Free Library in the Speers Gallery from June 1 to 30, 2017.  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 & Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
This exhibit is a blend of similar, yet differently focused, sensibilities. Because Margaret and Drew photograph and exhibit together, they often spend hours working at the same location. “It could be an old farm, a rare book library, an historic location, or an unusual landscape,” explains Drew. “We mix our work together,” says Margaret, “rather than grouping mine and his separately. That way, the viewer sees similar subjects from multiple viewpoints and only later may detect individual styles.”
Although their work ranges over a variety of subjects, a common thread is their interest in books and history. They prowl around antiquarian bookstores and libraries where collections of vintage books can be found. Their own and their friends’ collections of antique books are all viewed with a contemporary eye to finding beauty in those forgotten, and maybe no longer valued, objects.
They arrived at their mutual interest in the arts by individual routes, although both have now retired from careers in academia and returned to their family home in Maine. Margaret, with a Ph.D. in medieval literature from the University of New Hampshire, was a teacher and college dean. Prior to taking up photography, she drew, painted, and is currently learning tapestry weaving. Drew was a writer and editor for college and university publications but is a long-time photographer. He has a master’s degree in visual arts and poetry from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
 The Kennebunk Free Library is pleased and honored to be able to present the work of these talented artists.

Speers Gallery

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
June 2017 Cats Eye Images
Drew & Margaret L. Sanborn
Photographing the Book
July 2017 Fran Foy (1922-2014)
Fun People
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

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.