Artists show off work, make library part of a 'better world'

By Tanner Harding | May 16, 2017
Photo by: Tanner Harding

Mattapoisett — In the beginning of March, artists of all ages were invited to take a canvas from Mattapoisett Library home to decorate. On May 16, the library invited everyone back to see the artwork at an artist reception.

The canvases, which are for sale for $25 a piece, serve as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library. According to Library Director Susan Pizzolato, 135 canvases were taken out, and so far they have received over 80 back.

“We’re still waiting for the rest of them,” she said. “We’ll be displaying them through July.”

“Build a Better World” is this summer’s statewide library summer reading program theme, and artists were encouraged to interpret the theme however they wanted.

“It’s been a lot of fun for all of us, kids and adults,” Pizzolato said.

Ned's Point Lighthouse proved to be a popular source of inspiration. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
Some artists drew inspiration from the ocean by using sea glass in their art. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
The theme "Build a Better World" inspired a lot of global artwork. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
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