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Art Exhibits

Art Exhibits are displayed in the Central Library Art Gallery, on the lower level. The gallery is open during regular library hours.

The library does not take a commission for any piece that may sell. Buyers are asked to contact the artist directly.

May 2 - May 26: Celebrating the Beauty of the Area Around Us

Image: Painting of the clock tower in Victoria Park, by John Root

Visit the Galleries at Central to view the paintings of the local area by artist John Root.

Swans in the Avon River, the Clock Tower in Kitchener's Victoria Park, and the Grand River flowing through Cambridge, are just some of the local scenes on display.

John, from Rockwood, specializes in contemporary art and fine arts. He works mostly in acrylic paint and soft pastel. His style is best described as 'naturalism' which seeks to represent reality, not in the hyper-realistic way of photography but in the way the brain actually perceives the world. He is influenced, as well, by the light conveyed by the masters of impressionism.

John has studied with a number of well-known Canadian and American fine artists. An award-winning artist, John has had several successful solo shows, resulting in requests for commissions and similar shows. His paintings are now collected locally, across Canada, and internationally. In 2019, several of John's paintings were added to the Wellington County Museum and Archives for their permanent collection.

Interested in demonstrating your artwork at the library?

See the Artist Program page for more information.