Exhibits at Shore libraries
ART, ARCHAELOGY, AND HISTORY EXHIBITS
AT ACCOMAC AND NASSAWADOX LIBRARIES
The Eastern Shore Public Library is promoting lifelong learning and inviting families to the public libraries by hosting new exhibits. The Eastern Shore Art League is starting to exhibit artwork in the Accomac library in July. The Library of Virginia’s “2017 Virginia Women in History” traveling exhibit is also now on display at the Accomac library until August 5, 2017. The Virginia Museum of Fine Art’s “Uncovering Home: A Visual Essay on Jamestown Archaeology,” is now at the Northampton Free Library in Nassawadox until August 15, 2017. These exhibits provide additional interest when visiting the public library and encourage readers to explore new topics and foster discussion. All exhibits are free to view during hours of operation.
Public libraries promote STREAM education, which means “Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math”. The Eastern Shore Art League is a nonprofit member organization that promotes the visual arts and is now managing art exhibits at the library. Individuals interested in exhibiting or purchasing the artwork should contact the Art League at (757) 787-1906 or visit their website at esartleague.org.
The Virginia Women in History exhibit is back again to highlight additional significant women. The Library of Virginia created the Virginia Women in History project to annually honor eight women, past and present, who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. The women were selected as extraordinary because they developed new approaches to old problems by viewing them differently than their contemporaries. These women strove for excellence based on the courage of their convictions and initiated changes in their community, in Virginia, and the United States that continue to affect our lives today. The 2017 Virginia Women in History project is presented by the Library of Virginia, Virginia Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Fund, and the Richmond Times Dispatch. For more information, visit www.lva.virginia.gov/vawomen.
“Uncovering Home: A Visual Essay on Jamestown Archaeology,” continues its tour on the Eastern Shore from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond by being on display at the library in Nassawadox. Archaeologists from the Jamestown Rediscovery project at Historic Jamestowne are uncovering James Fort’s oldest artifacts, and creating a revised picture of life in the first permanent English settlement in America! The exhibition’s 12 panels paint a vivid picture of the struggles of the early colonists, while illustrating critical processes of historical archaeology. This exhibit helps generate enthusiasm for SOL-related Virginia history, science, and math. ESPL is a “statewide partner” with VMFA, making the library system eligible for their touring exhibits and speakers.
Community, schools, homeschool, and church groups are invited to tour the exhibits and are encouraged to make reservations for general library tours or a corresponding program. To learn more, call the Eastern Shore Public Library at (757) 787-3400 or visit online at www.espl.org.