Art Exhibits, Tiny Roost & Display Case

      Current Art Exhibit



A Way Of Seeing: Photographs by Paul Bracey
February 1 - March 31
Artist Talk: Saturday, March 25 @ 12:30 PM

Paul Bracey is a photographer from north east Pennsylvania who began taking pictures as an offshoot of his interest in drawing and painting.

An avid outdoor adventurer, he has long pursued rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering, traveling to many destinations which have provided amazing opportunities for interesting and expressive photographic images.

Today, he makes use of a wide range of equipment and techniques and uses social media to share his work with a broader audience. His goal is to share the beauty of nature and art through engaging images, real or imagined, in the hope of showing viewer’s a new way of seeing things.

Learn more about Paul here and on Instagram.


Tiny Roost Gallery

Roost Studios has created a fresh way to show, see, experience and interact with art outside the traditional gallery or museum model. Roost worked with Ryan Solomons, a 3-D fabrication design artist to make the first Tiny Roost: Art on the Outside gallery installed outside the Gardiner Library.


The tiny gallery is a 24"x 36" moveable clear art gallery box that sits on a 36" high steel and wood base. It is weatherproof, powered by solar energy, and has both permanent and changeable signage, LED lighting and audio capability. It will house rotating exhibitions by various artists focusing on a variety of relevant themes.


Tiny Roost: 2023 Winter Exhibit
Jean Tansey: The Voiceless & The Choiceless
Reception: Sunday October 23 @ 4 PM


Jean Tansey has created a complex collage from her extensive collection of watercolor sketches from the Snapshot Series. These are images sourced from media outlets. These true stories, which are frequently buried down screen from mainstream exposure, actually tell the majority story, not the glamourous sound bites of the 1%. Most of the people on the planet live in conditions which are uncomfortable, dangerous and they experience insecurity of various types. Building capacity for compassion in our society is the bottom line for what motivates Tansey.

From utopia to dystopia, with reality-based images thrown in the mix, Jean Tansey brings a journalistic approach to her artmaking. Using the visual language of line and brush to describe scenes through her own lens, the focus is on complex narratives which are presented in a decidedly painterly manner.  The figure is used as a catalyst for empathy to consider the impact of social injustice, environmental disregard, gender imbalance and the seemingly never-ending cycles of violence.  The use of vibrant colors brings the viewer in for a closer look and then the back stories emerge.


Art Policy
The primary purpose of the Gardiner Library Policy on Art Exhibits is to enrich the library experience of the Gardiner Library Patrons, particularly:

To enhance and increase community appreciation of the arts, to present a variety of exhibitions by artists in the visual arts as well as exhibitions of educational and/or historical significance, and to help local artists increase their public exposure.

Art Exhibit Policy and Application  


Display Case
It is the policy of the Library, as part of its mission to enrich the quality of life, to provide space for exhibits and displays from the Library's collection and through those of other local community agencies or individuals.

Display Case Policy and Application