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The Jasper County Public Library provides limited space at each of our locations for display of original works of art and crafts, as well as display of private collections. These exhibits, as approved by library staff, are encouraged as a cultural expression of local community activity.

For more information, please read our Art Exhibit and Display Case Use Policy. Or stop in or call with questions.

Travel photos of Thomas J. Ryan on display at Rensselaer this fall

Rensselaer October, 2019Photo of the artist in front of his photos

Thomas J. Ryan is an amateur photographer from Rensselaer, Indiana.

His interest in photography began when he started to climb and hike through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Green Mountains of Vermont, and all over New York State including the Appalachian Trail.

Thomas mostly takes landscape and ocean pictures but has done portraits and action photography as well.

Thomas works at the Jasper County Library in Rensselaer where he is a clerk at the circulation desk. He is presently researching how to become a war photographer.

Please enjoy the photos and feel free to ask questions or ask about purchase.


Art of Priscilla Knopf on display this fall at DeMotte Library

DeMotte September, 2019Display of several paintings including abstracts, still lifes and landscapes

Come see the work of Priscilla Knopf through October at the DeMotte Library.

Priscilla resides in DeMotte with her husband and a sassy parakeet. She and is a member of the Jasper County Art League as well as the Prairie Art Council.

Since retiring, Priscilla has immersed herself in the world of art, working daily from her studio. Priscilla enjoys working with all mediums, whether it be an oil painting, acrylic pour or something new. She is currently helping with a project through Prairie Art Council where local artists go into KV and Rensselaer schools to teach art to the alternative school classes.

Everyone is invited to come view her artwork through the end of October.


Abbie Parmele's "Simple Elegance" collage collection on display at Wheatfield this fall

Wheatfield September, 2019The artist with her display

Intriguing, exciting, fun are just a few words to describe the small in size but large in expression collages. For the viewers eye, they are meant to be enlightening and to spark an interest as to what makes up the intricate but sleek design.

Simple Elegance is a collection of contemporary collages that reflects the beauty of smaller but unique pieces of metal, paper, beads, fused glass or other objects that relate to the design.

All collages are for sale. Contact the artist at 219-863-3559.

Abbie's "Upstairs Gallery and Healing Art Studio" is located at 112 W. Washington in downtown Rensselaer on the north side of the Jasper County Courthouse square. You are welcome to visit.