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Library Workers Make Art: a group exhibition

Library Workers Make Art (and Community): a Group Exhibition at Communication

Libraries provide communities with space to learn and books to read, but that is not their only function. They are a link to job resources, internet access, quiet study space, support for new immigrants, and often, voter registration. Many libraries offer remote access to books for patrons who cannot come in person and are often the first line of defense in a heat wave or cold snap, providing safe temperatures and refuge for those without that comfort.

Library workers are a central part of supporting their local communities and we wanted to know what that experience is like. Contributors to this exhibition were asked the following questions:

What is your role at the library you work at? How can you use an art form to describe this role, and how it makes you feel about your community?

The following library workers (some artists, some not) have contributed works in various media for this exhibition:

Emily Meredith Lewis
Kristi Fane
The Bubbler at the Madison Public Library
Mel Kolstad
Anna Simon
Laura Damon-Moore / Rachal Duggan
Dan Constien
Kendall Clay
Katie Loughmiller with the Milwaukee Public Library
Micaela Sullivan-Fowler
Savana Stauss
Sarah Johns

Reception will be held Saturday, September 7 from 5-8pm.
Exhibition will be up during open hours August 16-October 26.