The gallery is located in the Library Lobby and is open during Library hours.
Tiny Clay Books
Thursday, November 17 – Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Inspired by an article in the New York Times featuring tiny foods made out of clay, Julie Simon began creating tiny clay things during the height of the pandemic. Eying her beloved stack of books, she wondered if she could make tiny books out of clay. So, with a steady hand and magnifying reading glasses, Julie created her first tiny clay book, Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. From there, she made replicas of all the books she read in 2020—and she just kept going.
Julie launched her Instagram account @TinyClayBooks in November of 2021 where you can find the entire TCB collection alongside her thoughtful book reviews. She has connected with many readers, writers, and authors who are delighted by Tiny Clay Books, seeing a familiar object in an entirely new way. Julie hopes that Tiny Clay Books bring you as much joy as they have brought her.
Meet the Artist
Wednesday, December 7, 6-6:45 PM • Lobby
Chat with Julie Simon at this informal meet and greet and learn more about her work.
The Gift of Art
Over the years, the Friends of the Glenview Library have not only contributed more than a million dollars to the Library, they also have given artwork for designated Library locations and have donated from their own collections. When you enter the Library from the underground garage, take notice of Field Scene. This colorful, evocative painting by David W. Voros was commissioned in 1986 to hang behind the Circulation Desk in the old Library. Treasures from the past have been recently installed in the Community Room. The Navajo rug and two Native American portraits were gifts from the Louann Van Zelst family. Age dimmed their beauty, but they now have been restored by the Friends. These three pieces help us remember our country’s first settlers and the beauty and craftsmanship of Native American handiwork for everyday use. The next time you attend a Library program, make sure to view these stunning works.
If you are an artist interested in exhibiting at the Glenview Public Library, please submit a proposal including:
General description of work
Size of work/frames
All artwork must be professionally framed and fit the standards of the exhibit hanging system
References/other shows in which the artist has exhibited
Mail or email photos representative of the artist’s proposed exhibit portfolio, or provide a link to a website with an online portfolio for proposal consideration
Contact information, including phone number, address, and email address
A limited number of exhibits are displayed each year. Many more requests are submitted than can be accommodated. Artists should not expect that proposals to exhibit will be accepted.