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Current Exhibits

Maker Made: Works Presented by BLDG 61

February 9 – March 29, Canyon Gallery
This show celebrates the work of designers, scientists, artists, engineers, and craftspeople that comprise our maker community. Showcased work will include printed materials, three-dimensional objects, kinetic, and interactive projects.

Jomon Art

A Celebration of Jomon

February 12 – March 31, Arapahoe Ramp, Main Library
Learn about the artists working to resurrect ancient Japanese pottery traditions from the Jomon period – a peaceful era that lasted for ten thousand years and is making a revival in modern Japanese art. This exhibition is in collaboration with Studio Arts Boulder, coinciding with a special program series with visiting Japanese Jomon artists.

The Jomon artists will be doing a drop-in artist demonstration from 2- 4:30 p.m. at the Main Library on Monday, March 11th.

Past Exhibits

Upcoming Exhibits

Boulder Valley School District K-8 Art Exhibit (BVSD)

April 5 – 28, Canyon Gallery
The Boulder Valley School District will once again hold it’s annual K-8 Art Exhibit at the Boulder Public Library. Art teachers from all elementary and middle schools will select six pieces of art and honor the student artists who created what art at the reception. All are welcome to enjoy this event which has been an important part of advocating for art in public education over the past decades.

A Slow Flash of Light

April 6 – May 27, Arapahoe Ramp
Jack Collom (1931-2017) began teaching in poets-in-the-schools programs in the mid-1970s nationwide (and abroad), a practice he continued for the rest of his life. He taught thousands of school children of all grades in Boulder County and wrote the book Moving Windows about teaching poetry to children. This exhibition is a tribute to his work, in conjunction with the BVSD showcase in the Canyon Gallery.

Outbreak Art Exhibit

Outbreak by Nicole Banowetz

April 5 – June 12, Conoid, Main Library
The forms in Outbreak are based on microscopic bacteria and viruses. These forms are beautiful, complex, playful and menacing as they replicate and fly around the conoid, seemingly trying to escape into the world. The work makes us question our complex relationships to the microscopic world. This exhibition is being presented in conjunction with CU’s Conference on World Affairs, which runs from April 9-13 with several sessions taking place at the library.

Model of North Boulder Branch; final design to be unveiled in May

Living in Nature City

May 10 – June 9, Canyon Gallery
WORKac, the architects for the North Boulder branch library, will unveil their design for the new building in an exhibition that will also feature a number of their projects around the world over the past fifteen years. Opening reception: Friday, May 10, 6-8 p.m. in Canyon Gallery. Dan Wood from WORKac will present an overview of the project from 5-6 p.m. in the Canyon Theater.