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The Beverly Public Library welcomes the use of the library’s exhibit spaces by individuals and community groups.

Exhibits are free and open to the public during regular library hours, when community meetings or library programs are not in progress.

Sohier Room, Main Library

Connect with Nature by Marinell Williams

This March we welcome an exhibit of paintings by Marinell Williams. Williams is an artist and English teacher. Over the past 15 years, she has explored painting in both acrylics and watercolors, on paper and canvas. To refine her skills, she has studied with a variety of painters, attending workshops on Cape Ann and in Boston.

Most painting ideas begin with a walk, a photograph, then transition to a drawing, and finally a painting. As an artist, she seeks to convey the immediacy of nature, its delicacy and affirmation of place. Through her paintings, she brings attention to those fleeting moments that lift us up – moments we all share. From the mysterious, to the very ordinary.

Conrad Room, Farms Branch

Wood Inventions & Creations by John Fiske

This March we welcome John Fiske’s first solo show. Starting as a young boy with his father’s tutelage, Fiske has built loudspeakers, furniture, eight canoes, a daysailer, and now the bent wood figures in this exhibit. Fiske has migrated the steam bending techniques he learned in his canoe/boat-building project to the abstract. He never uses plans; instead, he lets the wood tell him what to do. Many of the pieces here are remote derivatives of his initial ideas. Sometimes the finished work comes close to the starting concept.

Canvas Watercolor Prints by Denise Jacobson 

Denise Jacobson has exhibited and sold her watercolors and pastels throughout the last 30 years at a number of New England galleries, local businesses, art shows and events. 

Being an intuitive artist, she is inspired daily by her appreciation for the ever present, transforming beauty of our natural world, and a willingness to weave her experiences into the imagery she enjoys creating and sharing. Her artwork is reflective of her passion for honoring the creative process and individual artistic expression.


Interested in displaying your work? Please see our Exhibit Policy and Exhibit Application.