At Ajax Public Library, we recognize the value of local artists and art organizations. We provide free display space that allows library visitors to view and engage in the creative life of our community.
Art exhibition spaces are located at our Main Branch 1) The Rotary Room is used to display multimedia exhibits 2) Two locked glass display cases in the Foyer are suitable for three-dimensional art including jewelry, pottery, sculpture and fabric art. Both cases feature lighting and adjustable shelves.
Currently on Display
Cathy Clark has enjoyed drawing since she was a young girl growing up, drawing with crayons and pencils and, of course, with chalk on the sidewalk. Then she married and had a family and her creative skills veered towards developing materials for her children’s activities and groups she belonged to. This eventually led to a career in graphic design, creating and writing promotional materials.
As she neared retirement Cathy rekindled her interest in drawing, taking various art courses at the Kingston School of Art, Loyalist College in Belleville and the Fleming College Summer School of Art in Haliburton. Now retired, Cathy has gone from black and white drawings to full colour with the use of PITT artist pens. She has recently even ventured into painting - always evolving in her art journey. Cathy draws from photos she’s taken while out hiking and exploring the countryside. Her love of nature is evident in her choice of subject matter.
Coming from the Kingston and Brockville area to the Durham region two years ago, she joined a number of art groups to connect with the art community here. She is a member of Ajax Creative Arts, PineRidge Arts Council, Oshawa Art Association and Station Gallery in Whitby. She draws inspiration and encouragement from the many talented artists in the area. This is Cathy’s 2nd solo show, the first being at the Kingston Public Library in 2014.
To see some of her work, check out her website at cathyclarkart.com