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Gallery and Display Case

The Rowley Public Library welcomes exhibits and displays of interest, information, and enlightenment to the community. Examples include art, handiwork, historical material, nature studies, hobbies and collections. Contact us or call 978-948-2850 to schedule an exhibit in the gallery space or lobby display case.

Currently Showing in the Gallery and Display Case:

“Art for a Cause” poster exhibit by Stephen Lewis

“Art that wears its politics on its sleeve,” is a good way to describe the new poster exhibit at the Rowley Public Library. Posters on display are from multiple countries, and cover multiple issues, like the Spanish Civil War, migration, anti-Fascism, Angolan independence, censorship and other subjects. In addition to the subject matter, viewers are treated to art styles from many artists, and many countries. Stephen Lewis, the exhibitor, describes the exhibit as “a bit of art, a bit of message and a bit of history.” Around 30 posters from his 7800-piece collection will be on display from August 2 through August 28.

This Month in the Display Case

First published in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast, Magic The Gathering was the first trading card game created and it continues to thrive to this very day with millions of players all over the world. Magic can be played by two or more players in various formats and is best suited to players age 5 and up.  We will be hosting an event on Saturday, August 18, 12-3pm.  Organizers will teach newcomers the ins and outs of getting started in the world of Magic The Gathering. They will also challenge more experienced players to help build their skill set and endurance.  Come to learn, play, watch or trade.  For more information, click here.

Display Case schedule has openings

We are looking for collectors and enthusiasts who want to share what they love with the community.   Do you collect PEZ dispensers, trains, comic books?  We have a display case for that!  Are you part of a club, like a knitting group or local bird watchers?  Help us educate the community by doing an informational display in our display case.  For more information, call Amy Roderick at 978-948-2850 .

Looking for Local Artists

We have showcased some great art in the past, from seascapes and portraits to beadwork and needlepoint.  If you have a talent for painting, photography, or anything else that can be displayed on the wall, or you collect something that fits the bill, share it with your community. We would love to see it!  For more information, call Amy Roderick at 978-948-2850. 

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