London area library to display Brazilian art

July 15, 2018 by  

For the next few weeks, residents of London will have the chance to travel to Brazil, just by visiting their local library.

The main gallery of the Laurel County Public Library will feature a display of works from Brazilian artists.

The exhibition is sponsored by an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) called NEH on the Road and the Mid-American Arts Alliance and is organized by a partnership between Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit and Con/Vida-Popular Arts of the Americas.

After its stop in Laurel County, the exhibit will travel to other locations in the US. Libraries and other public organizations that are planning art exhibitions often use flyer printing to spread the word. The Laurel County Public Library had booked and planned the current exhibition two years before its arrival.

So far, response to the artwork has been positive. According to Leah Rudder, the program director for the library, the exhibition appeals to people of all ages, with children being attracted to the colors of the pieces and adults enjoying the history of the works. Rudder called many of the pieces “conversation starters” as she noted that parents have been able to explain the role of art in the history of the people of Brazil to their kids.

The pieces will be exhibited through August 11.