Released by the City of Tyler:
TYLER, TX - In mid-November the Tyler Public Library is opening its doors and floors to Art Around Every Corner – two days of visual and performing artists exhibiting, demonstrating and talking about their work. Interested artists must apply by Friday, Oct. 22 to have their work considered for inclusion in the exhibition slated for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 14.
"Art Around Every Corner seeks to make artists and their work accessible to the general community by bringing them into ‘every corner' of Library—the three floors of the Main Library, the Library Lobby and Taylor Auditorium," said Evelyn McLane, programming associate for the Library. The event is a production of Tyler Public Library with additional support from the Tyler Museum of Art and the Downtown Tyler Arts Coalition.
Art Around Every Corner: Conversations and Demonstrations differs from many exhibitions because the artists will not only exhibit their work, but, more importantly, will be required to be present throughout the event to demonstrate aspects of their work and to interact and visit with the public. The event will offer the selected artists an opportunity to put together a "mini-studio/gallery" of their work and bring art into "every corner" of a major public space.
"It's great that the Library is promoting the visual arts in addition to literacy in the local community," said Ken Tomio, education curator for the Tyler Museum of Art. "It makes sense in this day and age of ‘multi-media' culture; the young people dance to word, music and image all at once. And as a community cultural center, libraries have always played an important role in supporting all the arts. This new program gives another opportunity for some of the artists working in this area to present and engage their work with other members of the community. We are looking forward to working with the Tyler Public Library to promote the arts in Tyler and beyond!"
Visual and performance artists ages 18 and up may apply and enter their original work for consideration through the Tyler Public Library. Digital images of an artist's work will be accepted as representative of a collection or production. Based on these images, a committee will accept the artist's entire collection or production for exhibit or performance.
All artists must be willing to demonstrate and talk about their work with visitors and be on site throughout the two-day event. There is no application fee or entry fee. Applications and entry forms are available online at www.TylerLibrary.com or can be picked up at the Library Information Desk.
For more information phone: (903) 593-READ (7323) or online: www.TylerLibrary.com.
Information on this and other City of Tyler events is listed on our website at www.CityofTyler.org, on our Twitter page at www.Twitter.com\TylerEvents; or become a friend of The City of Tyler, Texas on www.Facebook.com.
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