Central Library regularly hosts exhibits and events for local artists, but our current exhibit offers something a little different. The artwork on display is all the work of librarians and other staff members from across The Indianapolis Public Library system.
The exhibit, titled "Library's Got Talent," features paintings, drawings, quilts, sculptures, and other forms of 2-D and 3-D art. Additionally, Central Library will host a closing gala reception featuring music and dance performances. The event is open to the public and will take place on Saturday, October 30, at 6:00pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm.
The effort is spearheaded by IndyPL's artist-in-residence, Tony Radford, who also coordinates "Meet the Artists," an annual exhibit and event highlighting local artists of color. Radford, a mixed-media artist, curator, and art instructor, started working for The Library at the age of 19 and has been looking forward to this exhibit for several years.
"This has been in the making for a long time," says Radford. "As I’m nearing the end of my career here at the Library, I knew it was time and it was one thing I wanted to do before I leave. It’s been a dream exhibit of bringing together Library staff and I’m glad it’s becoming a reality. After 46 years of service, I have seen a lot of creators in the Library system who do art and who are performers, musicians and dancers, so we’re going to bring all that talent together on October the 30th."
The “Library’s Got Talent” exhibit is currently on display at Central Library and available for viewing during all open hours.