Over the past ten years, acclaimed artist Judy Gelles has interviewed and photographed more than 300 fourth-grade students around the world, asking them each of these three questions. Who do you live with? What do you wish for? What do you worry about?
February 1—March 16, 2023 >
The Fourth Grade Project
Acclaimed artist Judy Gelles interviewed and photographed more than 300 fourth-grade students from a wide range of economic and cultural backgrounds across the globe, asking them three simple questions.
Community Art Quilt at the Library
The beautiful community art quilt is on display at the library. If you contributed a quilt square please review the list of names and let us know if you have any edits. You can learn more about the quilt here.
Coming Soon >
1968: A Folsom Prison Redemption
1968: A Folsom Redemption is a collection of photographs and memories of two journalists lucky enough to be among a handful of eyewitnesses to the historic Johnny Cash concerts at Folsom Prison. This candid and personal photography exhibition covers a critical juncture in the career of Johnny Cash, one of the twentieth century’s most beloved performers.
Join the Chelsea District Library in Celebrating Art
Chelsea District Library is committed to celebrating the arts. With local artists featured on the quarterly newsletter, sculptures on the library lawn, live music events, paintings and historic photos within the library, and nationally touring exhibitions, the library strives to make the arts accessible to our community.
Director Lori Coryell shares, “Here at CDL we love to share stories and believe that the art of storytelling happens in a variety of mediums. Whether through song, writing, or visual arts, everybody has a story to tell and your library is a platform for the expression. We believe in the power of the arts to enrich, educate, and inspire—and also create change. The arts make us think, and feel, and perhaps gain new perspectives. We are proud to provide access to these artistic endeavors for our community”.
Monday –Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Did you make a quilt block for the Community Art Quilt? Send us your story or comments about your experience, a picture of your quilt block if you have one, your name, and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collaborative Community Art Quilt
Stitching together the fabric of a community
CDL partnered with Charlotte Wyche and the C.A.A.D.Y. Corner quilt group to honor the spirit and good work of Trinh Pifer, whose dedication to community inspired the idea. This multigenerational project is on display at the library.
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View Our Collection Newsletter Artwork
In an initiative to encourage self-expression and to shine a light on our local artists and photographers, the Chelsea District Library will be showcasing the community’s artistic talents on the cover of its quarterly print newsletter.
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ART AT THE LIBRARY
Art at the Library
Chelsea District Library is committed to celebrating and elevating the arts! With local artists featured on the quarterly newsletter, sculptures on the library lawn, live music events, paintings and historic photos within the library, and nationally touring exhibitions, the library strives to make the arts accessible to our community.