ART…at Your Kirkwood Public Library


By: Beth von Behren on February 19, 2014 Print This Post

Submitted by Sarah ErwinMary Hanson

Thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Kirkwood Public Library, your library opened an art gallery in February with paintings by Kirkwood resident Mary Hanson (pictured, right).  An artist reception is planned for this Friday, February 21, 5:30-6:30pm.  Ms. Hanson’s art will be on display until March 31. We hope you visit soon!

Would you like to display your artwork at the library? Submissions are accepted throughout the year. Find all guidelines and information online.

The purpose of our art gallery is to expose patrons to new art forms and ideas, to foster creativity and inspire curiosity, and to provide exhibition opportunities for the artistic community.

Sarah ErwinSarah Erwin is the Kirkwood Library Director and is currently reading One Came Home, by Amy Timberlake, and listening to Still Foolin’ ‘Em, by Billy Crystal, on her iPod. Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 314-821-5770.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



Written by Beth

Beth von Behren is the Public Information Officer for the City of Kirkwood. She manages the City Website ( and writes/edits both the monthly "Eye on Kirkwood" (published on the last Friday of the month inside the "Webster-Kirkwood Times") and the every-other-weekly e-newsletter "Kirkwood Happenings." To sign up for the e-newsletter, send an email to