ARTISTS OF THE MONTH

The Peru Free Library's new year-long project will integrate art, artists and community. Each month a new artist will be announced. Create your own art inspired by that artist and his/her art. We have a private Facebook group where you can interact with other artists and post your artwork.  If you are interested, click here to join. 


Go learn something new and experiment. Paint, draw, sculpt, collage or photograph. Make art! There are no boundaries. Save your work and at the end of the project, we will have a group art show at the library.  

Georges Seurat

Georges Seurat

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, 1884, oil on canvas

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Mushrooms, 2005, acrylic on canvas

Paul Signac

Paul Signac

Le pin de bertaud, 1900, oil on canvas

JANUARY

The art of the dot

Explore and compare the works of George Seurat, Yayoi Kusama and Paul Signac. Also known as pointillism in painting, the practice of applying small strokes or dots of color to a surface so that from a distance they visually blend together.

FEBURARY

The art of social change

Dive into the works of Juan R. Fuentes. He uses his art and social activism to spark healing for People of Color. His goal is to portray his people in a positive manner rather than the negative way seen in the media.

Juan R. Fuentes

Juan R. Fuentes

Intifada, 2006, linocut

Juan R. Fuentes

Juan R. Fuentes

Sueño de las Sirenas II, 2010, silkscreen print

Juan R. Fuentes

Juan R. Fuentes

Hermanitta II, 2008, linocut/woodcut

HR Giger

HR Giger

Necronom IV, 1976

HR Giger

HR Giger

Li l, 1974

HR Giger

HR Giger

Birth Machine, 1967

MARCH

The art of biomechanics

Learn more about the works of Hans Ruedi Giger, a Swiss artist best known for his airbrushed images that blended human physiques with machines. He was the visual creator of the Alien films as well as a musician, sculptor and painter.

APRIL

The art of land art

Explore the works of Sir Richard Julien Long, an English sculptor and one of the best-known British land artists. Long is the only artist to have been short-listed four times for the Turner Prize.

Richard Long

Richard Long

White River Line, 1994

Richard Long

Richard Long

Puebla Circle, 2020

Richard Long

Richard Long

A Line Made By Walking, 1967

Ohana

Ohana

acrylic, oil and graphite on wood panel, 2018

Where I Rest

Where I Rest

oil and graphite on wood panel, 2011

Possessed

Possessed

oil, acrylic and graphite on wood panel, 2012

MAY

The art of feminine innocence and eroticism

Discover the work of Audrey Kawasaki, a Japanese-American painter based in Los Angeles. Her work contains contrasting themes of innocence and eroticism, conveying the mysterious intrigue of feminine sensuality.

JUNE

The art of visual poetry

Dive into the works of master printer Jerry Uelsmann, known for producing composite photographs with multiple negative and detailed darkroom work, blending various images into complex surrealistic photomontages of landscapes, human subjects and vernacular structures.

Jerry Uelsmann

Jerry Uelsmann

Voyager, 2008

Jerry Uelsmann

Jerry Uelsmann

Tree Goddess, 1994

Jerry Uelsmann

Jerry Uelsmann

Edge of Silence, 2007