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LOCATION 2 West Walnut St. Harrisburg, IL 62946 618-253-7455 voice 618-252-1239 fax
HOURS Mon-Fri: 9am-8pm Sat: 10am-6pm Sun: 1pm-5pm
“Read Across Illinois”
Bring your family to hear readers, see finger-plays, enjoy light refreshments, and enter to win prizes. The Library Bookworm will be handing out Lincoln pennies to each child and each child will receive a book to take home.
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Harrisburg District Library is proud to present ”Mel Garbark: A Retrospective,” an exhibit of twenty-eight paintings by an accomplished wildlife and nature artist. The show will run through Sun. Sept. 8, when the public is invited to a closing reception from 2 – 4 pm.
The paintings can be visited any time the library is open unless the downstairs conference room is in use. Click to learn more about Mel Garbark >>>>>>>
Mel Garbark now lives in Benton, KY, having retired there. His
career was in advertising art. He has always been interested in art,
. beginning with coloring books when he was a young boy. He
made the transition from recreational painting to serious art work
while recuperating from back surgery thirty years ago.
A trip to Africa led to his interest in painting wildlife. He
considers himself a naturalist and conservationist. He has
personally experienced everything he paints. In this exhibit a
group of six paintings came from trips to Yellowstone and the
Tetons. Four paintings resulted from a visit to Alaska. Animals
and birds often dominate the paintings.
Garbark attended the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and the
American Academy of Art in Chicago. He has exhibited widely in
juried shows and has won numerous awards. Close to home, he
has been in the Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit seven
times. Commissions have included sculpture designs for Lenox
and bird prints for Kemper Securities.
He is represented in our area at Paducah Area Painters Alliance
and The Right Angle in Paducah. All of the paintings shown at
the library are for sale. Three are recent winners of major awards:
Morning Serenade was Best of Show at the Pennyroyal Juried
Show in Hopkinsville in 2011; A Gathering on the Platte and Up a
Lazy River won awards at Kentucky Wildlife National Art Exhibit
We ask our patrons to be patient with us as we learn the new system.
Tutorial video for patrons who like to reserve materials for themselves. Our code is hbgp for Harrisburg Public.
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2 West Walnut St.
Harrisburg, IL 62946
Wednesday, October 23rd @ Noon – 1:00