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Posted by Maria Castellano-Usery on March 9th, 2016

If you love art but you don’t have time to get to a museum, don’t worry: there’s plenty of art to be found on display at Curtis Memorial Library! Much like a museum, some of the art is there all the time, and some of it isn’t. Unlike a museum, you don’t have to pay an entrance fee, and you can get very close to the artwork without setting off any alarms! Take it from me, that can be a little embarrassing…but I digress.

There is quite a variety of art at Curtis Memorial Library, and no matter what you are looking for, you are likely to find something that appeals to you. Installation art? How about this piece designed by Christine Eames?

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Street art? How about this little surprise painting at the bottom of the stairs by Olga Pastuchiv?

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How about sculpture? Yes, Curtis Memorial Library has that as well. Papier mache animals can be found throughout the children’s area, and wood block creations by Blake Hendrickson are both upstairs and downstairs.

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There’s always something happening in the Collaboratory, too! Quilts by Joanne Suley are right at home with the tissue paper butterflies and origami birds that decorate the windows and hang from the ceiling.

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As if all of that wasn’t enough, the Brunswick Annual All Schools Student Art Show is on display right now in the Morrell Meeting Room, and it is fantastic! This show features work from students at Coffin School, Harriet Beecher Stowe School, Brunswick Junior High, and Brunswick High School. There is a lot of creativity flowing through this town! Stop by through the month of March to see for yourself.

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So, dear reader, what’s your favorite work of art at Curtis Memorial Library? Feel free to share in the comments section!