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Visit an August Art Display at Ozarks libraries

Celbrating the 1963 March on Washington
Celbrating the 1963 March on Washington
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Five Springfield-Ozarks area libraries have art displays on exhibit during the month of August 2014 that speak to our mutual Ozarks Heritage interests. Here are some highlights to help you decide which you may wish to visit. Hopefully, during the month, you will be able to get to all five of them.''

We will start at the Republic Branch Library were there will be Acrylic Paintings of display by artist Alicia Farris.

At the Park Central Branch Library, you can explore the Art-Yoga Connection presented by Marylou Webb. Or, you can visit the images of the "Changing America" Exhibit. These are selected images that have been part of the larger exhibits on display at the Library Center.

Meanwhile, at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, you can enjoy the Photography of David Nace. While you are there, be sure to stop by the exhibit called: "Nature's Art: Accent Pieces and Vases" by John Reger.

You will find three exhibits at located at Library Station. First is "The Science of Bats in Missouri: Field Gear and Photographs," brought to you by Dr. Lynn Robbins, Cheyenne Gerdes and Benjamin Smith, of Missouri State University. Second, there is an exhibit of Vintage Circus Posters. Finally, Marcia Kellotat presents her "Jane Eyre Collection."

When you visit the Library Center you will also see three exhibits:

"The Fairground and Beyond: Auto Racing in the Ozarks"
"2-D and 3-D Works of Art" by The Visual Artist Alliance of Springfield
"Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963" This grant-funded exhibit is presented by the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The tour of the exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor

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