Tompkins County Public Library

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sesquicentennial Exhibit Opens April 4, 2014

TCPL's Sesquicentennial exhibit "150 Years and Counting..." which opens at Gallery Night on Friday, April 4, 2014 has three parts:

Artists in the Archives –A Collection of Card Catalogs :
“Book Marks” by Barbara Page – One Artist; one card catalog; The “Alternet” by Carla Rae Johnson – Over 70 artists; one card catalog; and “The Call to Everyone” by JoAnne Wilcox – Everyone, even YOU; one card catalog.

Talk Tompkins by photographer Ben Altman – An audio visual installation of portraits of and interviews with, members of the Tompkins County community who talk with Altman about their lives here and the Library.

Diary of a Library: A Community Card Catalog of Pictures, Memories and Stories: This 15-drawer card catalog, an ongoing project created by Barbara Page and Sally Grubb, has been filled with cards contributed by library patrons, trustees, friends, students and community members.  The cards contain photos, stories, drawings, memories, original art work, artists’ books, our history, and represent 150 years of library service.

The opening reception for this exhibit is being held on Friday, April 4, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, and is the first event in a weekend of Sesquicentennial Celebrations taking place at TCPL.  Check 150th Anniversary for a calendar of events.

More information about the three exhibits will follow in future blogs.

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