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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

Life on Earth Over Time

ARTIST: Participants in the Teen Homeschool Earth History Watercolor Art Class
DISPLAY DATES: May 29–July 3
LOCATION: Event Center Hallway
 

Art Ventures presents Life on Earth Over Time, a student exhibition from their K–12 Gallery Initiative program. This exhibiiton features work by ten hemoschooled students from NWA, ranging from 5th-9th grades.

Inside the Work of Fay Jones


ARTIST: Fay Jones, Various Photographers
DISPLAY DATES: May 23–June 30
LOCATION: LEVEL 300 adult fiction
 

The Fay Jones Collection in Special Collections at the University of Arkansas Libraries contains thousands of photographs from Jones's nearly half-century practice. The photographs on exhibition here depict finished projects in more formal conditions.

The piece shown here is titled "Private Residence" and was photographed by Timothy Hursley.

Visiting Artist Showcase

Artist: Erin Lorenzen
Display Dates: May 20–July 31
Location: Lucky Day Gallery

Erin Lea Lorenzen's multimedia artwork explores the space where inner experience meets outer environment. She utilizes craft techniques and lived with materials to create work that playfully questions which of our daily prayers, practices and prescriptions are doing us good and which are not.

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

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Matt Magerkurth

Composer and cellist 

Bio, project and class details

Erin Lorenzen

Multimedia artist

Bio, project and class details