Speers Gallery Artist
The Week of the Young Child Student Art 2017 April Artists
 
An exhibition of artwork by preschool-age children from the Kennebunk Recreation Department’s Beyond Tots Adventure Club will be on display at the Kennebunk Free Library in the Speers Gallery from April 14 to 28, 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 and Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
 
The exhibit is in recognition of The Week of the Young Child™, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. The 2017 Week of the Young Child™ is April 24-28.
 
The Beyond Tots Adventure Club artwork is a celebration of art and literature.  We combined our love of a good story with roll-up-your-sleeves art projects!  The children explored new techniques and mediums to create pieces that are engaging, multi-dimensional and visually exciting.  No surface was safe as they hammered, taped, glued, and painted a gallery full of original pieces that complement some of the books we have been reading.  Blending stories, artwork, games and activities has been a wonderful way to encourage literacy and the joy of a good book.
 
The public is invited to attend a reception on Monday, April 24th from 4 to 6 PM. 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.