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Art at FPL

Providing access to art, ideas, stories, culture and creative talent is core to Fayetteville Public Library’s role as a community center.

In support of this, rotating art exhibitions are displayed throughout the library. The Fayetteville Public Library Art Committee accepts exhibition proposals year-round. Click here to submit an art proposal.

Featured Displays

Chromesthesia

Artist: Brandon Bulltte
Display Dates: August 1–October 30
Location: Lucky Day Gallery

Chomesthesia : synesthesia in which color is perceived in response to stimuli (as word or numbers) that contain no element of color.

This art was created with wood glue, coffee, salt, walnuts, sawdust and acrylic paint, alternately burning and sanding between layers on wooden panels. 

Ongoing Displays

Our Regards to Louise

 
Artists: This is a collaborative piece created by the clients of the Life Styles art program.  
Location: Level 400 Reading Room Entrance
 

Mixed media wall sculpture using found objects and placed in birch cradles. In Louise Nevelson fashion, we chose to paint it white, as we were coming out of the Covid pandemic and white represents a new beginning. Quoting Louise Nevelson: “white summoned the early morning and emotional promise.”  

We Are The Difference

 
Muralists: Bianca Burciaga, Haley Clanton, Leigh Davis, Land Gadberry, Joselyn McCall, Aubree McWhorter, and Cooper Tidwell
Location: Level 200 walkway headed towards the Children's Library
 

"We Are the Difference" is a mural made by Farmington Junior High ninth grade art club students. The students were mentored by their art educator Gretchen Wilkes and internationally known mural artist Octavio Logo.

Voyage of Lost Keys

 
artist: Aimée Papazian
Location: Level 200 Staircase
 

"Voyage of Lost Keys" is a way to imagine a mass migration – a way to think about people who have lost their homes and their place in the world as still being somehow connected to each other. 

Visiting Artist Program

Fayetteville Public Library welcomes artists and makers to share their craft with the community through the Visiting Artist Program. During their residency, selected artists and makers are featured at the library, host public programs for all ages, have scheduled time for personal projects in library spaces, and receive a stipend.  

May – August 2022 

Allison Blevins

Poet and publisher

Bio, project and class details

Aaron Szabo

Filmmaker

Bio, project and class details

September – December 2022 

Amanda Arafat 

Artisan baker and cook

Bio, project and class details

January – April 2022

Matt Magerkurth

Composer and cellist 

Bio, project and class details

Erin Lorenzen

Multimedia artist

Bio, project and class details