Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Be prepared to view library materials in a whole new way while visiting the Langdon Divers Community Gallery during September.

Milwaukee artist Julie VonDerVellen will share her intricate woven paper artworks in To Be Continued at the gallery, which will be available from Sept. 7 to Nov. 1. A reception with the artist will be held Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the gallery.

To Be Continued is an exhibition of recycled library book materials. The works narrate the value of reading, research, and the centric role of the book within students’ educational experiences.

The series also serves as a historical snapshot of library processes such as due date stamping and shelf filing systems. Julie’s pieces renew artifacts found within 1940s to 1990s university textbooks and evoke nostalgic memories of the back-to-school season.

VonDerVellen is an artist and design educator, currently working as a visiting assistant professor of graphic design at Carroll University. She has held solo art exhibitions at the Cameron Art Museum, Clarke University, Carroll University, and the Foundry Art Centre.

The Langdon Divers Community Gallery is open seven days a week, whenever the Fond du Lac Public Library is open at 32 Sheboygan St. The gallery may be found off the atrium at the south entrance to the Main Library. 

For updates on Langdon Divers Community Gallery, follow the gallery on Facebook at www.facebook.com/langdondivers. The gallery is run by volunteer curator Mel Kolstad, who may be contacted at mel@kolstad.net.