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Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery

Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery

3D exhibitions

  • Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery

    Ethereal Flight

    10 Dec 2021 – 06 Jan 2022

    In my most recent body of work, Ethereal Flight, I examine the ever-changing relationship between myself, my sisters, and my partner’s family as we migrate, converge, and grow. For the past ten years, I’ve been photographing my three younger sisters. In the past three, I’ve begun to include my partner Nam’s two siblings in this collaborative image-making. Together, we negotiate our divergent families, learn to understand them, and see them through each other’s eyes. While there is love and understanding-there is still tension present in these images, between the past, and as we navigate our relationship and reconcile with each other’s differences. Through my photographs, I examine the ways the seven of us fit into our family’s existing cultures and the ones we have created. Through both staged and documentary photographs I begin to tell the story I’ve witnessed over the past few years as well as the history that lies behind it. With strong roots in both Vietnamese and American culture, these images are a collaborative effort on our part to give visibility to the way people and cultures cross, embroidering and enhancing both in the process.

  • Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery

    2021 MSAD75 Student Art Exhibit

    05 Jun 2021 – 02 Jul 2021

    This exhibit features 65 works of art from student artists across our community, kindergarten through twelfth grades, and reflects the hard work of our talented art teachers.

  • Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery

    2021 Joy of the Lens

    03 Apr 2021 – 08 May 2021

    The annual Joy of the Lens exhibit, inaugurated in 2009, features original photographs by current Maine residents, both amateur and professional, aged 16 or older. The three entry categories are: Color, Black & White, and a special “Challenge” posed by the previous year’s winner of the Peoples’ Choice Award. Awards are made in all three categories with an additional Peoples’ Choice Award announced at the close of the exhibit. This signature event is co-sponsored by the Trustees and the Friends of the Topsham Public Library. Please start your visit by viewing the statement on the wall on the right. This includes instructions for placing your People's Choice Award vote. Enjoy!

  • Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery

    Joy of Art 2021

    16 Jan 2021 – 13 Feb 2021

    Now in its 13th year, the annual Joy of Art exhibit, inaugurated in 2008, features two-dimensional and three-dimensional work by current Maine artists, both amateur and professional, aged 16 or older. This signature event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Topsham Public Library and the Library’s Board of Trustees.

    latest works

    • Tabitha Barnard

      Almost Siblings, 2021
      archival injet print
    • Tabitha Barnard

      Bright
    • Tabitha Barnard

      Claudia, 2021
      archival injet print
    • Tabitha Barnard

      Claw
    • Tabitha Barnard

      Discovery
    • Tabitha Barnard

      Ethereal Flight, 2019
      archival injet print
    • Tabitha Barnard

      Firefly, 2019
      archival injet print
    • Tabitha Barnard

      First Sunbeam, 2021
      archival injet print
    • Tabitha Barnard

      Flight
    • Tabitha Barnard

      Galaxy, 2020
      archival injet print
    • Tabitha Barnard

      Birch
    • Tabitha Barnard

      Grace's Halo
    • Tabitha Barnard

      Hang's Moon
    • Tabitha Barnard

      Nam and Ben
    • Tabitha Barnard

      Our Path
    • Tabitha Barnard

      Outside Our Apartment
    • Tabitha Barnard

      The Dragon Fly
    • Tabitha Barnard

      Grace and Sophie
    • Tabitha Barnard

      Lying in the Pew
    • Tabitha Barnard

      Me and Nam