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ART AT WEST PLAINS PUBLIC LIBRARY

WPPL and WPCA partner for exhibits

The West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) and West Plains Public Library (WPPL) will partner to bring quarterly art displays to the library. Visitors may view the displays at the library during open hours, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Jan-Mar 2023

West Plains R-7 Student Art

Students from West Plains High School and Middle School, along with Southfork students, will contribute to the initial display to be featured January through mid-March 2023. Visitors may view the display at the library during open hours, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

WPCA Coordinator Janey Hale says, “We are fortunate to display the works of local students. The work of young artists in both fresh and exciting. To see their technical ability is amazing, but what is most exciting is their fresh approach to art; unencumbered by what one might consider traditional art.”

WPPL Director Shawnie Kennedy shares, “We are so excited to have this partnership with the Council on the Arts coming to the library!  We know there are many young artists out there, and it will be a pleasure to display the talent and creativity of our great city for all the community to see.”

A Meet-the-Artists event will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023, 12-2 p.m. at the library, 750 West Main St. in West Plains. The public is invited to attend, meet the young artists, view, and discuss the pieces on display.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Shawnie Kennedy Shawnie.Kennedy@westplains.gov at the library or WPCA Coordinator Janey Hale at jhale2129@gmail.com.

A virtual look is available here.