Thursday, April 01, 2010

First Friday - April 2nd & branch closures for Good Friday

All branches of the RPL will be closed this Good Friday, April 2nd, but the First Friday festivities WILL go on as scheduled at the Main Public Library from 7-9 p.m. And this Friday, we have a fantastic line-up of artists and lecturers.

To kick off National Poetry Month, we have the pleasure of hosting the 2010 Brodie Herndon Poetry lecture, starting at 7 p.m. in the Davenport Special Collections room on the lower level of the library.

The 2010 speaker for the lecture is Kathleen Graber, author of Correspondence, and winner of the 2005 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. You can read a commentary by Kathleen about her book here.

A recipient of the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton (2007) and the Amy Lowell Travelling Scholarship (2008), Ms. Graber is an assistant professor of English in the Creative Writing Program at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Her second collection of poetry, The Eternal City, is forthcoming.

Additionally, we have some wonderful artists exhibiting their work this month at the RPL:

Gellman Room
Kim Hall

"Corners of Home"

Colorful oil paintings of interiors, landscapes and still lifes by the Richmond artist.

Dooley Foyer
Thomas Dale High School Visual Arts Department

Artwork in all Media

Artwork: Thomas Dale's Ginna L.

View more artwork from the students through the Visual Arts Department Art Gallery.

Dooley Hall
 Therese McAteer

"Nature Unfurled: a Journey Toward Understanding Botanical Process"

A collection of botanical art from the local artist.

2nd Floor Gallery
Nicole Pisaniello

"Unrelated Fauna"

Strange characters in painting and sculpture by the Richmond artist.

View further work on her Facebook page here.

We hope to see you tomorrow evening!

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