YORK, Maine – In May and June, in honor of its upcoming centenary, the York Public Library is hosting a Centennial Auction Art Show featuring two dozen works by local artists. The artwork will be included in the library’s centenary online auction June 10-18.
Artists who have previously shown their work in the library have been invited to contribute items to the auction, along with several artists whose outstanding work is new to the library walls. The exhibition includes works by Peter Agrafiotis, Nancy Davison, Marilyn Eimon, Ken Fellows, Brett X. Gamache, Julee Holcombe, Rebecca Klementovich, Anita Loomis, Deidre O’Flaherty, Bill Paarlberg and Tom Glover, among others.
A reception for the show will be held on June 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. on the top floor of the library.
The public will have the opportunity to bid on each piece along with other treasures in June. Proceeds from this year’s auction will benefit the York Public Library Association (YPLA), which was responsible for building the original library in 1922-1926. Today, YPLA is a not-for-profit organization that owns the library and ensures its future by providing approximately 35% of the library’s annual budget.
The York Public Library has a long tradition of showing artworks by local artists. Exhibits included sculpture, fiber art, and traditional, abstract, and contemporary art. The goal is to reach not only those with a strong interest in art, but also patrons who may or may not visit museums and galleries regularly. Read more about the library’s art exhibitions at yorkpubliclibrary.org/art.