Art at MCDL

Virtual Art Show

Art in Action
Feb. 12 - 28 at mcdl.info/ArtinAction 
Chase away your winter blahs and view talented local artists demonstrating their techniques and showing off their work at our virtual version of this favorite annual event.
Community Creates Art Puzzle
All Library Locations - Feb. 1 - 20
All Ages
Pick up an oversized puzzle piece to decorate and return to your library or download here and email back to ebey@mcdl.info. Pieces will be assembled in a community art display at the Medina Library for Art in Action.

Free to Be Me 
May 1 – 30, Grades 6-12.  Entries accepted Apr. 4 - 18 
Original poetry, short stories, song lyrics, scene, artwork and sketches featured in a virtual flip book made by teens for teens. 
Submit a Word document or .PDF of your work to me-teen.me@mcdl.info 
Entry guidelines: Include name, grade, email, and phone number. Limit of 500 words, single spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font for all written work.
Note: Artist's name will not be featured with their work on social media, but we do still ask for contact information. 

Brunswick Library

Check back for future art shows.

Buckeye Library

Check back for future art shows.

Highland Library

Check back for future art shows.

Medina Library

B. Smith Gallery

Aquarius Art Exhibition
Feb. 1 - 27

Medina County Art League’s 17th annual Aquarius Art Show.

Teen Juried Art Competition and Scholarship Show 
March 10 – 31, Grades 6-12 
View the works of talented student artists. Entries accepted March 1-3. 
Entry details here.
Prizes awarded for 6-8th and 9-11 grade categories.  
Medina County Art League scholarships awarded to 12th grade students entering college. Winners announced March 17 at 5 pm on the MCDL Facebook page. 
Presented with the Medina County Art League. 

Gallery Spaces

Medina County District Library features four premium art galleries able to display the work of talented artists.

the B. Smith GalleryMedina Library Gallery, known as the B. Smith Gallery, is located on the third floor of the library. The gallery hosts monthly shows in a beautiful space filled with abundant natural light. The gallery hosts national shows, the Medina County Art League's annual Aquarius show in February, and exhibits from local artist and groups.

Thanks to the Medina County Arts Council, the B. Smith Gallery now houses an art display case that allows three-dimensional art to be safely shown.

 

display caseHighland Library Gallery features exhibits in partnership with the Cliffside Artist Collaborative and other local artists.

Lodi Library and Brunswick Library Galleries are located in the libraries' Community Rooms.

Interested in showcasing your art at one of MCDL's four gallery spaces?
Please view this link Exhibit Policy. If you have future interest or questions, please email art@mcdl.info.

Medina County District Library locations feature beautiful, original art on permanent display within the libraries.

Here is a sample of the featured art you will find in MCDL locations.

 

Mapleside by Charles Basham
Mapleside
by Charles Basham
Brunswick Library

Unusual Weather by Bob Pozarski
Unusual Weather
by Bob Pozarski
Brunswick Library

 

Untitled by Kathy Lapso
Untitled
by Kathy Lapso
Buckeye Library

Want by Bruce Biro
Want
by Bruce Biro
Buckeye Library

 

The World of Books by John Ascherl
The World of Books
by John Ascherl
Highland Library

Franklin Bates Collection by Franklin Bates
Franklin Bates Collection
by Franklin Bates
Lodi Library

 

Untitled Dichroic Glass by Leonard Marty
Untitled Dichroic Glass
by Leonard Marty
Lodi Library

Chippewa Creek:<br />Spring Continuum by Yulia Hanansen
Chippewa Creek:
Spring Continuum
by Yulia Hanansen
Medina Library

 

Elm Farm Frederick C. Graff
Elm Farm
by Frederick C. Graff
Medina Library

The Giants of Seville by Dan Andreasen
The Giants of Seville
by Dan Andreasen
Seville Library

 

The MCDL Art Guide, available at all locations, allows art lovers to tour the libraries, enjoying the art and learning about the pieces along the way.