Speers Gallery Artist
Karenlee Gorman December 2016 Artist of the Month

An exhibition titled In and Around Southern Maine and Beyondphotography by Karenlee Gorman will be on display at the Kennebunk Free Library in the Speers Gallery from December 1 to 31, 2016.  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.)
Karenlee’s photography has been a passion for years, learning and experimenting with different settings and enjoying the outcome. It is only in the last few years that she has begun sharing her work with others.  This exhibit includes local scenes and photographs taken on her recent trip to Alaska.
Ms. Gorman is inspired by the love of being outside. “As an avid cyclist, being outdoors gives me a way to relish, reflect and share. Those who know me know that for me it’s all about riding and photography with a little running in between! Photography gives me the opportunity to encourage people to look around them, enjoy the delight of what’s right in front of them and to pause, enjoy and just breathe. Get out there, go, do, enjoy!”
An Artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 2 to 4 PM. The public is invited. 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 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.