Art Exhibits at the Library

The Library is thrilled to welcome local and regional artists back into our spaces! Please check back here often to find more information as the year progresses!

If you are interested in exhibiting art in the future, please fill out the attached application form here.

The Library is proud to now offer three exhibition locations:

  • The Lecture Hall Gallery (third floor)
  • The Cyr Gallery (previously the Bangor Room, third floor)
  • The Stairwell Gallery (new grand staircase)

August Exhibition: Cyr Gallery - Michael Lewis

Mike Lewis, (AKA The Mighty Lark,) began painting, drawing and illustrating professionally in the summer of 2003. He holds a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University and an MFA in Studio Arts from Maine College of Art. The Mighty Lark's work has appeared in magazines, coloring books, zines, and journals as well as on logos, t-shirts, phone cases, and tote bags. His paintings and drawings have been displayed on everything from billboards in New Orleans, to solo shows on gallery walls in Seattle, Portland, ME, Astoria, OR and New Hampshire, and in group shows across the United States and in Portugal and Ireland. In 2013 and 2014, Mighty Lark taught continuing studies courses in drawing, painting, and journaling at the Maine College of Art. He has taught 2D Design, Digital Foundations and Illustration at Southern Maine Community College since January of 2013.

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August Exhibition: Stairwell Gallery - Ken Putnam

Kenneth Putnam first love for art started at the Bangor Senior Center. He was inspired to take classes at UMO as a part of the art program for seniors at the age of 68. He started the basis of Drawing I and II and learned great technical skills to pursue his love for art. Then taking 2D-Design which gave him a strong foundation in color. Taking Anatomy and Figure Drawing helped him learn how to draw the human body from the skeleton to the human exterior.  Landscape and Figure Painting helped him be able to blend figures with nature. This is the direction his art has been going in ever since and are the main things that are used a lot to express his art today. 

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August Exhibition: Lecture Hall Gallery - Eric Darling

Eric Darling is a self-taught artist native to New England. He went west to earn a BA in Anthropology at San Diego State University.  Interests such as archeology, travel and raising a family, as well as an overall appreciation for the natural world are all evident in Darling’s work.  Using elements from his photography, and focusing on the negative space, Darling catches impressions of fleeting moments with oil on canvas.  He now lives and produces art in Midcoast Maine. 

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