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Downstairs Gallery

“Color Blast” Paintings by Raffin Kodjian
May 1 – June 16, 2018– 30, 2018

Ashland Resident Raffi Kodjian has a way of creating images that challenge one’s view of the world around us. In Raffi’s’s words: “What is reality and what is fantasy? This is the fascinating dilemma that I express in my art, with humor, gusto, and frivolity. Taking an ordinary object, I try to manipulate it to express different meaning and interpretations. My goal is to make people stop, think, and use their imagination. I want people to say, ‘What is he thinking?’ Respectful of all genres and art expressions, I am inspired and influenced by the masters as well as nature and daily life.” Raffi’s paintings are always arresting, thought provoking and very engaging…..well worth a visit.

Downstairs Gallery
Ashland High School Annual Summer Art Exhibition
June 20 – August 23, 2018

The Ashland Library is once again proud to be exhibiting the artwork from Ashland High School art students. The work on exhibit ranges from traditional studio arts to modern digital and technical arts. These creations are rendered in a variety of mediums, include 2 & 3-Dimensional projects, and the images range from realistic to abstract. All works on exhibit were done this academic year under the direction of Scott Smith and Leah Marshquist. A very special and popular exhibit…..not to be missed.

Upstairs Display Case
“Trajectories” Ceramic Sculptures by Sara Fine-Wilson
March 1 – June 12, 2018

Millbury resident and artist, Sara Fine-Wilson, works with clay, plaster, concrete, and often embedded objects, to create unusual and exciting 3-dimensional works of art. Cracks, rupturing and splits in the clay reference archaeology, architectural structures (such as arches and bridges), and visually articulate the idea of shifting history. This exhibit showcases the work of an exceptionally creative artist working and exhibiting in the New England region, and is a rare opportunity to see her creations.

Downstairs Conference Room and Large Meeting Room

On extended loan, in the downstairs conference room and the large meeting room, are the photographs by Bill Horsman, a commercial and fine art photographer who has exhibited in the library and currently has his studio in downtown Ashland. A very fine exhibit featuring Bill’s creative photographic imagery of water and window reflections.

If you are a collector and would like to share your collection with the Library community by exhibiting all or part of it in the locked display case near the main circulation desk, please contact Larry DeJong at leftaris@gmail.com. Leave a short message and a way to contact you and he will follow up with you.