Tompkins County Public Library

Sunday, September 30, 2012

First Friday Gallery Night, October 6, 2012 at TCPL

Banned Books the Library’s exhibit celebrating Banned Books and Freedom to Read Week which takes place September 30 through October 6, continues on display in the Avenue of the Friends. Featuring a display of books that have been challenged or banned together with the reasons for this action, this provocative exhibit reminds readers of the importance of access to uncensored literature.

Drawing on Democracy, curated by local artist and CSMA faculty member Terry Plater, this exhibit continues through October 11.  Offering a glimpse into the definition of “democracy” as defined by nine local artists, the exhibit also offers hands-on involvement through Ben Altman’s installation Citizens Are Encouraged To Use The Pencils Provided which invites visitors to write their comments on his portraits.  This ever evolving piece demands that viewers return to see its development on a regular basis.

Drawing on Democracy is supported by a grant from the Community Arts Partnership.

Access to the Library during Gallery Night will be through the BorgWarner Community Room door, opposite Gimme! Coffee, and directly behind TCAT’s Green Street bus shelter. 

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