Art in the Library

Downstairs Gallery

Back and Forth between New England and the Loire Valley Paintings By Marion Buricatu March 3rd – 31st

Shrewsbury artist Marion Buricatu grew up in France and came to the US twenty years ago with her husband and two children. Shortly thereafter, Marion took up painting and the rest is history. “Behind every painting there is a conversation.  My conversation is about my 2 cultures, my 2 countries …….and this exhibition is about the constant back and forth between New England, where I live, and the Loire valley, where I am from.” More info about Marion’s paintings is at:

Upstairs Display Case

Evolving Force Ceramic creations by Adrienne Ghilani March 3rd – June 13th

Ashland artist Adrienne Ghilani has been working in clay for several decades. Her work is inspired by “big forces in nature, such as the sky, the ocean and its waves, the wind….forces that are constantly in motion, changing, yet they followsimilar patterns and cycles within their eternal differences.” Adrienne creates most of her work on the potter’s wheel usinglayers of different colored clay, creating forms in which the colors swirl together suggesting an element of motion. Veryunique clay forms by one of Ashland’s creative artists.

Anthony Antonellis is exhibiting five of his unique wood creations in the fireplace lounge area, adjacent to the main circulation desk, and another one is exhibited near the public computers. The pieces are intricately patterned wood assemblages, carefully crafted and finished. Enjoy this visually dynamic exhibit.

On extended loan, in the downstairs conference room are photographs by Bill Horsman, a commercial and fine art photographer who has exhibited in the library and currently has his studio in downtown Ashland. A very fine exhibit featuring Bill’s creative photographic imagery of water and window reflections.

If you are a collector and would like to share your collection with the Library community by exhibiting all or part of it in the locked display case near the main circulation desk, please contact Larry DeJong at Leave a short message and a way to contact you and he will follow up with you.