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Oro Valley Public Library is seeking artwork by local artists

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Posted: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:29 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

The Oro Valley Public Library, in partnership with The Greater Oro Valley Arts Council, is adorning library walls with works from local artists.

The first exhibit features the paintings of local artist John Gerdes. It is a revolving exhibit, with each artist being showcased for approximately one month, a release said.

The library seeks artists who would like their work displayed at no charge. The space will accommodate paintings, photography, or anything that can hang on a wall, with dimensions less than 12 by 9 feet.

"Consideration will be given to any local artist, which includes anyone who works and lives in the general Pima County community with preference to artists in Oro Valley," the release said.

"This is something we've been trying to launch for quite some time," said Jane Peterson, director of the library. "We look forward to expanding this revolving — and evolving — exhibition in the future."

Interested artists may contact Mary Dodson at (520) 229-5301.

The library is at 1305 W. Naranja Drive. It is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call (520) 229-5300 for more information.

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