FINE ART AND FASCINATING DISPLAYS
The Paso Robles City Library seeks to encourage the artistic and cultural interests of the community by providing space in the Library to display visual and other work. The Library Board of Trustees is responsible for selecting and scheduling displays. Typically, the Board will review in the fall and schedule displays for the following year. The duration of the displays is usually one month.
2017 Art Displays
"Art is what you can get away with."
September Featured Artists:
Paso Robles Art Association Painters' Guild
Members of the Paso Robles Art Association's Painters' Guild paint together, share ideas and provide friendly critiques. The public is invited to enjoy their artistic expression the entire month of September in the Paso Robles City Library.
Photographer David Cooper
David Cooper's fine art black and white architectural photographs will be on display in the Paso Robles City Library the month of October. Chronicling the restoration and replication of historical buildings and structures at the Piedras Blancas Light Station, the photographs will recognize and celebrate efforts to return the site to its appearance during the first decade of the 20th century, its period of most historic significance.
Cooper is a published photo essayist who traces his inspiration to the great society documentary photographers of the 1930s whose work fused fact and feeling. Currently a Professor Emeritus of American Studies at Michigan State University he also serves on the Board of Directors for the Piedras Blancas Light Station Association.
Russ Surber's Southwest Images
Color images of America's Southwest taken by Russ Surber will be on display at the Paso Robles City Library the month of November. Taken over the past year in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico, the photographs document the vastness of the West and make us wonder how those broad vistas and soaring mountains help mold the character and outlook of the men and women who followed Horace Greely's famous advice, "Go west, young man, go west."
Surber is a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer who has travelled through much of the world, always with camera in hand, and now safely settled in Paso Robles has turned his lens to landscapes from Los Osos and Morro Bay to Chaco Canyon and Sedona's red rocks. He believes there is beauty all around us if we can take a few moments simply to look and wonder, and hopes his images encourage us all to do just that.