Donation expands library art display space

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  • Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Desert Artist president Leanne Hickman (right) works to hang a painting on the new installation system at the Moses Lake Public Library. The Desert Artists purchased and donated it.

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    Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Desert Artists president Leanne Hickman hangs a picture in the group’s show at the Moses Lake Public Library. The Desert Artists purchased and donated the new installation system.

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    Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Leanne Hickman (top) and a helper hang a painting at the Moses Lake Public Library. Both are members of the Desert Artists, which purchased and donated a picture hanging system to the library.

  • Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Desert Artist president Leanne Hickman (right) works to hang a painting on the new installation system at the Moses Lake Public Library. The Desert Artists purchased and donated it.

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    Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Desert Artists president Leanne Hickman hangs a picture in the group’s show at the Moses Lake Public Library. The Desert Artists purchased and donated the new installation system.

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    Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Leanne Hickman (top) and a helper hang a painting at the Moses Lake Public Library. Both are members of the Desert Artists, which purchased and donated a picture hanging system to the library.

MOSES LAKE — Artists will have a new place to display artwork at the Moses Lake Public Library, with the help to a local artists group.

The Desert Artists purchased and donated a system of hanging wires; the wires eliminate the need for unsightly stuff like nails. Cost was $200, with the library paying for installation, said Desert Artists president Leanne Hickman.

“I think libraries and art go together,” Roxanne Southwood said. Southwood is the Grant County regional manager for the North Central Regional Library system.

“We are very grateful. Very grateful for this.”

The hanging wires were installed in the children’s section, and provide more – and more accessible – space to hang art. Desert Artists members hung their paintings in the new space Friday.

Southwood said library administrators are looking for artists who would be interested in exhibiting. Artists who want more information can contact the library.

— Staff report

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