Exhibits & Art Displays
EVPL libraries are home to local artists' work and nationally touring exhibits! Check out the schedule below to see what's currently on display and what will be in the future.
Permanent Art at Central Library
The artwork at Central Library highlighted here was commissioned by the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Foundation or by The Public Library Friends.
Reading Rainbow by Lenny Dowhie
Location: Central Library Kids Zone
Description: Ceramic Sculpture
Tree of Knowledge by John McNaughton
Location: Central Library Lobby
Description: Sculpture blends woodworking artistry and technical skills to represent both the growth of knowledge through reading and the organic basis for books. The piece incorporates 15 kinds of wood and weighs approximately 500 pounds.
Waves by Janice Greene
Location: Central Library Teen Zone
Description: A series of 7 mixed media artworks utilizing elements and shapes developing an imaginary landscape from an aerial view.
Story Tools by Amy Musia
Location: Central Library 2nd Floor Reference
Description: Wood, Silver, 24k Gilding Hieroglyphics interpretation: Public Library: Discover Your World
Remembrance by John McNaughton
Location: Central Library Indiana Room
Description: Internationally renowned sculptor and wood carver, John McNaughton, created the piece Remembrance for the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library to enhance its collection of video interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses now living in our Tri-State area. The gleaming cypress and walnut woods in this simple sculpture of a table with a stack of books, an open volume with a pencil to hold the place, a pair of candlesticks and a watch piece conjure up a picture of a man or woman forced to leave his or her studies abruptly to be transported to an unknown and horrifying new life.
Knowledge, Learning, and Progress by David Huebner
Location: Central Library Cafe Garden
Description: A kinetic sculpture featuring Chinese characters signifying knowledge, Greek characters for learning, Arabic script for progress, a double helix representing the organic basis of life, a neuron indicating the neuro-chemical nature of intelligence, and a circuit board indicating the electronic extension of intellect and our development/mastery of technology.