Art is a part of who we are

In addition to rotating displays in the second floor Main Library Art Gallery and at Maze Branch, the Main Library is home to a collection of contemporary American art which engages our multicultural community with works that are challenging, intriguing and enduring. Building such a collection is a process that continues. Funds for these purchases were raised by the Bricks for Art program and Gala Preview Party prior to the 2003 opening of the Main Library building, and continue to be raised through a percentage of sales of artwork exhibited in the gallery and donations. Pieces are listed here alphabetically by artist.

Rodney Carswell

"P0202" by Rodney CarswellChicago
"P0202"
2002
82 x 81 inches
oil and wax on canvas
Second Floor

Nancy Fong

"Bajan Queens" by Nancy FongOak Park
"Bajan Queens"
2003
48 x 60 inches
oil on canvas
Group Study Room A, Third Floor

Jonathan Franklin

"Bookmakers" by Jonathan FranklinOak Park
"Bookmakers"
2004
60 x 67 inches
oil on canvas
Young Adult Study Room, Second Floor

Jeanine Guncheon

"A Party of 3" by Jeanine GuncheonForest Park
"A Party of 3"
2005
54 x 72 inches
fabric dyes on wood
Children's Study Room, First Floor

Dan Gustin

"Hope and Discovery" by Dan GustinChicago
"Hope and Discovery"
2006
87 x 78 inches
oil on canvas
Veterans Room, Second Floor

Jane Hammond

"Happiest On Your Hands" by Jane HammondNew York
"Happiest On Your Hands"
2003
70 inch diameter
oil and mixed media
on canvas
Children's Room, First Floor

Carole Harrison

"Unity and Growth" by Carole HarrisonMichigan
"Unity and Growth"
Donated by Village Art Fair
1966
9 feet high x 12 feet wide x 4 feet deep
brass and copper sculpture
Vestibule, First Floor

Jacob Hashimoto

"skip skitter start trip vault bounce - and other attempts at flight" by Jacob HashimotoLos Angeles
"skip skitter start trip vault bounce - and other attempts at flight"
2005
96 x 144 x 7.5 inches
wood, paper, acrylic, nylon
Second Floor

Higgins Glass

Rondelay, 5x11 matrix by Higgins GlassRiverside, Illinois
Rondelay, 5x11 matrix
2005
68 x 44 inches
glass
Lobby, First Floor

Higgins Glass

Mobile, 337 pieces by Higgins GlassRiverside, Illinois
Mobile, 337 pieces
96 inches wide
2007
glass
Second Floor

Tia G. Jones

"Passing" by Tia G. JonesOak Park
"Passing"
2003
47 x 40 inches
oil on canvas
Group Study Room B, Third Floor

Marcus Kenney

"Corp of Discovery" by Marcus KenneyGeorgia
"Corp of Discovery"
2005
48 x 48 inches
green back stamps and
mixed media on canvas
Group Study Room D, Third Floor

Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle

"Once Upon a Time" by Bill Kerr and Weeks RingleOak Park
"Once Upon a Time"
2003
48 x 72 inches
quilt
Children's Study Room, First Floor

Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle

"Jewel Box" by Bill Kerr and Weeks RingleOak Park
"Jewel Box"
2004
60 x 60 inches
quilt
Children's Study Room, First Floor

Judy Ledgerwood

"Spring Rain" by Judy LedgerwoodOak Park
"Spring Rain"
2005
84 x 144 inches
oil on canvas
Children's Room, First Floor

Emilio Lobato

"Sobre Todo (Above All Else)" by Emilio LobatoColorado
"Sobre Todo (Above All Else)"
2003
66 x 66 inches
oil and collage on panel
Book Discussion Room, Second Floor

Richard Loving

"Incitation" by Richard LovingOak Park
"Incitation"
2006
67 x 56 inches
oil on canvas
Second Floor

Geraldine McCullough

Mask by Geraldine McCulloughOak Park
Mask
date unknown
51 x 10.5 inches
mixed media canvas
Third Floor

Tom Palazzolo

"A View from Bridge" by Tom PalazzoloOak Park
"A View from Bridge"
2000
60 x 60 inches
color photograph
North wall, Third Floor

T. L. Solien

"Great Skate" by T. L. SolienWisconsin
"Great Skate"
2003
60 x 72 inches
oil and enamel on canvas
Children's Room, First Floor

Chris Ware

"Branford Bee Episode #2" by Chris WareOak Park
"Branford Bee Episode #2"
2002
35 x 24 inches
ink and blue pencil on
illustration board
Group Study Room C, Third Floor

Chris Ware

"Rusty Brown: Where Will We Be in 2003" by Chris WareOak Park
"Rusty Brown: Where Will We Be in 2003"
2003
35 x 25 inches
ink and blue pencil on
illustration board
Group Study Room C, Third Floor

Chris Ware

"Building Stories: 1923-2003" by Chris WareOak Park
"Building Stories: 1923-2003"
2002
26 x 34 inches
ink and blue pencil on
illustration board
Group Study Room C, Third Floor

Kehinde Wiley

"Easter Realness #2" by Kehinde WileyNew York
"Easter Realness #2"
2004
117 x 117 inches
oil on canvas
South wall, Third Floor


Not currently on public display

 

John Winslow

"The Frog Prince" by John WinslowWashington, D.C.
"The Frog Prince"
2002
72 x 96 inches
oil on canvas


At Dole Branch

Hale

Dedicated to the Friends of Dole Library"Dedicated to the Friends of Dole Library, 1976-1982"
date unknown
29 x 42 inches
oil on canvas
Meeting Room

Glenna Butler

Balloon Man"Balloon Man"
date unknown
17.5 x 23 inches
oil on canvas
Hallway

Scott Wallace

Keepsake"Keepsake"
dedicated Nov. 23, 2002
bronze
Outside