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Exhibits

The Derby Arts Council
at the Derby Public Library

The goal of the Derby Arts Council is to encourage, promote and foster appreciation, participation and support for the visual arts. The Derby Arts Council will showcase local artists and provide an exhibition gallery for Derby and the surrounding area to enhance the cultural arts experience.

There are two gallery spaces in the library that are managed by the Derby Arts Council: the Gathering Space Gallery and the High Wall Gallery. The Gathering Space Gallery is in the library’s lobby and includes the Community Room. When art is on display in the Community Room, it may not be available for viewing at all times. The High Wall Gallery is inside the library, located in the Business/Genealogy area of the library.

Click the button below to download the Policies and Procedures of the Derby Arts Council, which includes the artist release statement and inventory sheet. 

Coming soon to the Gathering Space Gallery


"Creative Explorations"
by KayAnn Ausherman

Kayann Ausherman is a self-taught mixed media artist from Haven, a small town near Wichita. She has always had a creative take on life even though her art career didn’t start until her children were grown. She grew up in rural Kansas with parents who were scientists. A degree in anthropology was followed by working for a freelance graphic designer, and then laying out computer schematics, first as a draftsman and then as a cad operator. A large family of adopted and biological children kept her busy for the next couple of decades until she returned to her childhood love of art in 2013. This lifetime of experiences and influences now finds its way into her current art. Rather than focus on realistic replication of her subject matter, she prefers a more whimsical representation. She feels the creative process is about experimentation and exploration of new ways to express the familiar, hopefully evoking an emotional connection. She often uses repurposed and unusual materials in her artwork like wrappers, envelopes, postage stamps, and “found” papers.

We invite you to meet the artist and learn about mixed media/collage art at Third Thursday, August 18 at the library from 6-7:30pm. On Tap, Mike and Michelle Roesch, will be performing live music. We hope you will also stop into Warren Riverview Park for more music and art featuring former Derby resident, Rita Tillison, as the City's portion of Third Thursday continues until 9pm.

The goal of the Derby Arts Council is to encourage, promote and foster appreciation, participation and support for the Visual Arts. The Derby Arts Council will showcase local Artists and provide an exhibition gallery for Derby and the surrounding area to enhance the cultural arts experience.

Artist Reception
Community Room at Derby Public Library
Thursday, August 18 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Poppy Pow

By the Bushel

Peace in the City

Chess Match

Matron of Marrakech

   

 

Now showing in the High Wall Gallery


"The Magician's Box"
by Katherine Conrad

Drawing from her inspiration from books, poems and role-playing video games, Katherine Conrad brings to life fanciful images using oil pastels. The wonderfully stylized environments created by the artist are reminiscent of post impressionists. We expect to have 20 pieces on exhibition and available for purchase through September.

The goal of the Derby Arts Council is to encourage, promote and foster appreciation, participation and support for the Visual Arts. The Derby Arts Council will showcase local Artists and provide an exhibition gallery for Derby and the surrounding area to enhance the cultural arts experience.

 

 

 

Beauty and the Beast

Helios

The Balloon Man

Green Man

Vampire Likes Ice Cream

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