The library meeting room serves both as a space where community organizations and others can meet as well as a small art gallery.  If you’re planning a special trip to view a show, don’t hesitate to call us and check if the room is open.

The library has reserved Friday evenings (5:00 pm to 8:00 pm), Saturday afternoons (1:00 pm to 5:00 p.m.), and Sunday afternoons (2:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm) as open gallery times, when members of the public can always count on the gallery being available for viewing.

 

Shades of Grey: Drawings & Polyhedra
by Jon Flory Schrock

March 1 through April 26

A collection of drawings and polyhedra titled Shades of Grey will be on display in the gallery from Sunday, March 1 until April 26. 

The rhythms, designs, and patterns of Africa and the Middle East are a major influence in the work of Jon Flory Schrock, both in his drawings and polyhedra. The show breaks new ground for the library gallery, including three-dimensional polyhedral, which is defined as an object with many plane faces, typically more than six. It is a show that is a product of pen, ink, and workshop tools.

“Experimenting with techniques needed for using ink as well as experiences I had in Africa and the Middle East introduced me to Islamic design and patterns,” states Flory Schrock, “Although I never considered myself a mathematician in school, I enjoyed geometry. That and Islamic patterns led me to polyhedra. Combining those with interests in recycling and repurposing led me to experiment with making polyhedra models out of a variety of materials that might otherwise have been thrown away.”

Schrock graduated in 1994 from Manchester College in Indiana, with a BA in Philosophy and Religion. He lives in McPherson and work at Clayworks.

Header image: detail from “After the Sandman”, by Matthew Miller