Speers Gallery Artist
December Artist - Kate Banks
The Kennebunk Free Library announces its December 2017 exhibition, “Keepsakes by Kate: Reminds You That Art is Suitable for the Soul,” the acrylic works of Kate Banks. The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular Library hours when the gallery is not in use for library programs. (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.)
Kate is an Artist from Maine whose passion for art began very young. Due to a congenital abnormality she had several surgeries starting at age three. Since birth mobility has been challenging, but a life of chronic pain has never stopped her from doing what she loves. After a total left hip replacement in 2013, a Proximal Femoral Periprosthetic in 2016, and three more screws added to the implant on Oct 18, 2017, Kate is back in full force creating art that spreads smiles. “It's your support that inspires me and keeps me going, I cannot thank you enough!”
As a 2005 graduate, Kate pursued her art goals by attending Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota Florida, Maine College of Art, and then graduating from the University of New England earning her Bachelors in History with a Minor in Art. Kate is a member of the National History Honor Society.
The public is invited to attend a free artist’s reception on Friday, December 8, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM during the ArtTrail. Check out more of Kate's work on Etsy, Instgram @keepsakesbykate, and on Facebook!
The Kennebunk Free Library is pleased and honored to be able to present the works of this talented artist.
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 2018
Month Artist
January 2018 KFL Art Auction
February 2018 Kathleen Nolan
March 2018 School Around Us
New School
April  2018 Preschool Art
Celebrating the Week of The Young Child
May 2018 Patricia Wooldridge
Giclee prints from Watercolor & Pencil Originals
June 2018 Holly Ross
Acrylic on Wood Panel
July 2018 Al and Ellen Pelletier
Clay and Pastels – all wall hung
August 2018 Donald LaRochelle
Paintings Oil on Canvas
September 2018 Kyle Neugebauer-Photography
Kathy Hally-Photography
October 2018 Bill Thomson
November 2018 Keiren Valentine
December 2018 Robert Lown

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.