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Art @ your library®

Every other month, the library features the work of local artists or a local artist group in the historic rotunda for the Art @ your library® exhibit. The exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours. Works of art are also available for purchase. 

The latest Art @ your library® runs August 6-September 24 and features the Plein Air Painters of Dubuque. This exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours. There is also an Artists’ Reception on Friday, August 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. 

The Plein Air Painters of Dubuque are comprised of local and regional artists that work in acrylic, oil, and watercolor. This group of artists meet regularly at various outdoor locations to paint. Plein air is French for “in the open air.” So plein air painting is done in an outdoor setting, similar to the Impressionist tradition of painting from nature.

This Art @ Your Library exhibit features the work of Barbara Arnold Heitzman, Kim Daykin, RoseAnn Derks, Julie Ferring, Donna Gibson, Ellen Henkels, Rabecca Jayne Hennessey, Pamela Hiatt, Alda Kaufman, Deb Otto, Rita Persian, and Lisa Towers.

Those interested in showcasing their work for Art @ your library® should complete the Artist Application. View past exhibitions and meet the artists here.

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  1. Each of these Plein Air artists have done a beautiful job capturing the light of the outdoors on canvas. I have even observed some as they paint around Dubuque and love the flair it adds to our historical city.

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