Since its inception the library has been the catchment for the works of artists and artisans. Numerous exhibits and curated shows have provided individuals of all ages and ability with a venue for display of their works. Over time, the library acquired a representative collection of works that reflects the growth of individual artists and community tradition.
The Growing Place Collection is the virtual avatar of the community’s history in art.
Agnes Elliott, 1917 – 2019 an artist from DeRuyter. Her paintings represent her love of flowers, nature and the landscapes of both Florida and central New York State.
Joseph Scala Collection This collection includes sculptures created by Joesph Scala, who was an artist, professor emeritus of Syracuse University, and former director of Stone Quarry Art Park in Cazenovia, NY.
Traci Vedder Schuster
I am an artist living in Central New York. I specialize in watercolors, using color and abstraction to symbolize the natural world.