Community ArtShare

T. B. Scott Library’s Community ArtShare program originated in 2006 with a $10,000 grant from the Mead Witter Foundation, Inc. with which secure display cases, easels, and other items were procured that have enabled the library to become a place for local artists and collectors to display their creations and hobbies. Displays featuring one or more artists or collectors are featured each month on an ongoing basis.

A Look in a Book by Saint John 5th graders

June 2024

T.B. Scott Free Library is excited to share, “A Look in a Book,” the next Beyond Books Community ArtShare Exhibit for the month of June. Every year Andrea and Tena, Youth Services Outreach, collaborate with a school group to combine art and books. They work with the teacher to tie into the school’s curriculum.

This year, the 5th graders at St John Lutheran School were each provided a 3 ½” x 2 ½” shadow box tin by the library. Their teacher, Rachael Waldburger, gave them direction. She explained, “Each student picked a scene from his or her favorite book and decorated the inside of a tin to showcase the setting, characters, mood, plot, or other important story element. They used paper, clay, foam, and paint to decorate the inside and the cover of their tins.”

The students combined creativity and imagination to create a wonderful series of tiny book tins celebrating their favorite stories. These mini masterpieces will be on display for only the month of June at the T. B. Scott Free Library. You don’t want to miss “A Look in a Book!”

Past Exhibits

2024

  • The Beauty of Fabric: Wall Quilts & Vintage Ties – Peter & Dian Ritter
  • Precious Pet Portraits – Peggy McDowell
  • Emily’s Journey – Emily Lau

2023

  • It’s all about perspective! – Chase Davis
  • Fish Out of Water – Arnie Plamann
  • Treasured Book Boxes – St. John School 5th and 6th graders
  • Homemade Art – Local Homeschooled Children
  • Wait, that’s LEGO too? – Tim and Dawn Dunbar
  • Tena’s Kitchen Collectables – Tena Gnewuch
  • Into the Fold: Origami – Troy Hanson

2022

  • Baskets Galore and More by Cindy Leskey
  • Merrill Memorabilia – Leidiger Brewing Company
  • Wait, That’s LEGO? – Tim & Dawn Dunbar
  • Fins and Feathers of the Northwoods – Bill Pittman
  • Rocks, Canvas, and Coasters, Oh My! – Tom Lambrecht

2020

  • MAPS High School Seniors Students’ Art Exhibit
  • Conversations with God artwork by Ann M. Jaroski

2019

  • Borzoi: The Hounds of Russia from the Private Collection of Resolute Farms
  • Nautical Instruments from the Private Collection of Carl Weinert
  • MAPS High School Seniors Students’ Art Exhibit
  • Working Warriors: Military Life Beyond Combat – provided courtesy of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum

2018

  • Buttons: Advent, Christmas, Bingo and More! from the Private Collection of Kathleen Marquardt
  • “Wire & Found Object” Sculptures by David Jones
  • Photography of Tom Algire
  • For the Love of Snoopy: Private Collection
  • MAPS High School Seniors Students’ Art Exhibit
  • Pocket Watches: Robbie Johnson

2017

  • Breyer Model Horses: Esther Trostle
  • Wisconsin Remembers Traveling Exhibit
  • Origami Creations: Troy Hanson
  • Universal Creations: Xoché Heller
  • Mini Art Fair: Local Artists
  • MAPS High School Senior Students’ Art Exhibit
  • Portraits of Personalities: David L. Sladky
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