BLUE HILL, Maine — Two new exhibits will open at the Blue Hill Public Library in early May. Orland artist Casey Thompson will show nature illustrations and sculpture in the Children’s Larchwood Room Cases through the end of June, and the Bagaduce Music Lending Library will exhibit items from their collection and photographs from the 30 years of their history.
Casey of Casey Thompson Studio has drawn inspiration from the animal and plant world since she was a young girl growing up surrounded by the woods and ponds of western Connecticut. Her careful studies of nature and colorful illustrations appear in children’s books, magazines, posters and packaging and include sculpted three-dimensional design. Her work celebrates both whimsy and science using a wide variety of wet and dry media including digital.
The Bagaduce Music Lending Library, now one of the largest music library collections in North America, began with 250 pieces of music in 1983. Today there are over 250,000 different titles in a great variety of musical genres, with over a million pieces housed in Blue Hill. The library’s music is available world-wide for education, performance and research.
The exhibit, Bagaduce Music Lending Library: 30 Years will be in the Roland Howard Room cases upstairs and will include vintage sheet music with colorful and artistic covers; music written by children from throughout the state of Maine; and photographs from the Young Composers Competition and Festival, the Annual Pops Concert and other events from the Library’s history.
The exhibits will be available during library hours subject to the Howard Room meeting schedule in the case of the Bagaduce Library exhibit. Those interested in viewing that exhibit are advised to call ahead to ensure the availability of the room. For more information call the Library at 374-5515.