Throughout the month of May, the library will be hosting SMART, the Sustainably Made ART Show
. The show features work by local artists created from recycled and natural materials. These pieces, in all medium, are shown throughout the first floor of the library.
Working in a variety of formats, styles and with materials at hand, artists have taken the ordinary, the overlooked, the “junk” that we produce each and every day and asked us to consider the extra-ordinary that can be created from them. Some of the artists have selected material from the natural world and are using these shapes and forms in a way that enhances awareness and understanding of their native beauty.
Thirty local and New England artists have contributed over 70 pieces, ranging from garments made of unusual materials to welded machinery parts transformed into fantasy creatures. The show challenges the community to think about what gets thrown away or overlooked and to encourage everyone to see beauty and possibility in everyday objects.