YDL Hosts Artists' Reception
Friday, September 18, 2009
The Ypsilanti District Library is pleased to present an Artists’ Reception on Sunday, September 27 from 2 - 4 pm at our YDL-Whittaker Road location at 5577 Whittaker Road. Since YDL-Whittaker Road’s opening in 2002, YDL has sought and acquired art created by local artists and those with a connection to Ypsilanti.
A tour of our facilities is enhanced by visiting the variety of art YDL has in its permanent collection ranging from the massive hand-made quilt in the lobby of YDL-Whittaker Road to the life-sized bronze statue of Harriet Tubman in the Library Park Plaza downtown adjacent to the YDL-Michigan Avenue facility and everything in between. The vision has been to present the visitor to our libraries with a creative experience much like that of exploring an art gallery. For many years, the goal has been to produce an art catalog that introduces the art and artists who created it to those interested. This year the project came to fruition. Copies of the newly-minted catalog The Language of Art will be available at the reception.
Currently, YDL-Whittaker Road’s Community Room is hosting The Language of Art Exhibition featuring works by some of the artists whose works are part of our permanent collection and highlighted in the catalog. At the reception, some of the artists will be in attendance to talk about their art. In addition, light refreshments will be served and a pianist will play while guests are free to view the art in the exhibition as well as tour the facility for a look at the art installations. This event is free and open to the public.