During one of our "Friends" meetings we saw a blank wall and wanted to fill it. We decided it would be great to give patrons of the Gillis Branch a chance to showcase their artistic talents. We purchased a vertical art display & set up a poster asking people to submit their names. The response has been overwhelming. For those that did respond, please be patient. We will get to all of you!
We've met wonderful people of all ages, and giving them a chance to present their work is exciting. The variety of art has also been amazing. Being able to expose the Gillis Community to these artists will hopefully be enjoyable for all & may spark creativity in some. Neighbors appreciating & learning from each other. This is our goal.
Our current exhibit features selected works from "Year in the Valley" by Kaylia Metcalfe. We hope you stop by and see her work. In the coming months we will introduce you to more local artists.
Kaylia Metcalfe is a stay-at-home mom, a community activist (board member of Gay Central Valley), writer, and artist. She also does freelance grant writing and editing projects. If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out directly to Kaylia!
Submitted by Teri Maciel, Friends of the Gillis Library