Exhibit at Fredricksen
This Month in Fredricksen Library's Community Gallery
“Dogs Dogs Dogs,” a photo exhibit by Beth Hager
Beth Hager’s “Dogs Dogs Dogs” exhibit is a joyous and humorous collection of expressive canines photographed at the Lower Allen Dog Park in Lisburn, Pa. Ms. Hager has been taking pictures of dogs in motion at the dog park several times a month since early 2010.
Ms. Hager is the Chief of Education and Outreach at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, and has lived in New Cumberland since 2000 with her husband Ralph Spotts and “Spike,” their fox terrier mix who is featured with several different pets in “Dogs Dogs Dogs.” Spike was a rescue dog, courtesy of the wonderful work of Castaway Critters and the Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance.
Selections of Ms. Hager’s photography can be viewed on-line via flickr.com where her screen name is “Mr. Spike’s Mom.” She is also a member of the Harrisburg Camera Club.
This Month in Fredricksen Library's Front Lobby Display Case
Penn State Master Gardeners, the Yellow Breeches Watershed Association
and Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Exhibit at Fredricksen
Cleve J. Fredricksen Library has multiple exhibition spaces available for area artists to display their works, and for individuals to share their unique collections with our patrons.
Individuals and non-profit groups can promote their art, activities, history, cultural heritage and/or current projects.
Past exhibitors have included:
- Area schools displaying student artwork
- Photographers & photography groups
- Painters, sculpters, textile artists, craftsmen
- Area environmental groups
- Non-profit, support & cultural groups
- Historical societies and community groups
- Collectors of coins, board games, cameras, WWII memorabilia, vintage radios, cameras, model railroads, and other unique collections
Cleve J. Fredricksen Library Display Policy
The Fredricksen Library encourages exhibits by community clubs, organizations, schools, and individuals.
The library displays materials from recognized non-partisan groups in the community who have cultural, historical, educational, recreational non-partisan purposes with open membership. The library does not promote partisan viewpoints and reserves the right to reject any display that is partisan in nature. The library reserves the right to place limits on location, duration and size of exhibits. Exhibitions do not imply endorsement by the library.
The library does not allow displays for the sole purpose of promoting commercial businesses/sales. Exhibited items may not be labeled with prices. If items are for sale, the exhibitor may provide a price list complete with contact information, copies of which may be placed on a table in the lobby. The library will not handle any sales transactions or questions.
Fredricksen Library respectfully asks commercial exhibitors (artists with pieces for sale) for a donation of one piece from the displayed work. This donation would then be used in fundraising events such as the Friends Silent Auction. Donated pieces will be recognized as provided by the artist.
The display areas are booked for a one month time period. Bookings may be made up to one year in advance. Installation dates and times must be agreed upon with library staff, and must be flexible depending on incoming and outgoing exhibitors and staff schedules.
All displays are installed and removed completely by the exhibitor. Many choose to bring help for the installation. For the hanging gallery, arrangements can be made for a ladder to be available when you arrive.
All groups and individuals must sign a display agreement. Copies will be signed by authorized library personnel and the displayer and will be kept on file at the library.
The library does not provide insurance coverage for items on display; therefore, it is the responsibility of the person or group displaying the items to arrange for its own insurance coverage if necessary.
Exhibit Areas and Specifications
||Front Lobby Display Case
Case dimensions: 12 ft. in length, 3 ½ ft. in height, and 14” deep.
9 glass adjustable shelves available
Cork surface backing suitable for tacking covered with black fabric (Your own background or fabric may be placed on top)
All tacks, pins, easel stands, tape, etc. must be supplied by the exhibitor.
Sliding glass doors with keyed locks with keys kept at Reference. Upon arrival to install your exhibit, the case will be unlocked by staff & locked when you are finished.
||Community Gallery (Lower Level)
Total approximate wall space is 30 feet (combination of all walls together)
Approximate wall height is 8 feet
Space accommodates anywhere between 15 – 25 artworks roughly 24 x 30". This varies depending on the size of the works.
High visibility due to location directly outside of Ruggaber Community Room (where many library programs are held) & Pollock Children's Library
Arakawa Hanging System
- Uses braided wire cables, rail mount tracking for easy movement, and metal hook grippers
- Gripper hooks attach to cables for smooth vertical mobility and can hang two or three works per cable.
- Each hook supports 50 lbs of weight, and two hooks can be used per piece to ensure level hanging.
- Hooks use a mechanical release function to prevent slippage and are very reliable.
|| Children’s Collection Display Case (Lower Level)
A locked glass case is available for children's collections outside of the Pollock Children's Library. Space can be reserved one year in advance, for two week time periods. Please contact the Children’s Library at 761-3900, ext. 229 for information on this space.
Community Bulletin Board Guidelines (Upper Level)
All items must be placed in the basket in the reference manager’s office for review and approval.
Sponsoring agency/institution must be non-profit
Post items that:
Advertise community and cultural events
Items to be posted may be:
- Delivered to the Information Desk
- Sent as an email attachment to the library’s mailbox
- Sent via US Mail
- Sent via Fax 717-761-3093
- Must be initialed by a member of the reference staff
- Are added once each week
- Are displayed close to the date of the event
- Held at Fredricksen Library by an outside group should have a disclaimer
Page updated January 27, 2013