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Richland Library Art

The Gallery at Main

Collate: Miles Purvis
Through October 20, 2018

Collate is a mixed-media series of expressive collages composed using re-purposed and recycled materials along with painted papers that represent the artist’s interpretation of characters and personalities.


Also on Display:

The Beauty and the Brokenness
A Photography Exhibit by Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VAMC and The Big Red Barn Retreat 

First Level, Richland Library Main
June 3 - 30, 2018 

Veterans take us through an emotional and enlightening journey of the challenges of living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through personal photos accompanied by their own words. 

This special photography exhibit was a collaborative effort between Jim Dukes, Director of Healing Art, and Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorm VAMC Veterans.




Miles Purvis 
August - December 2018

Specializing in mixed-media art, Purvis' expressive collages are composed, using re-purposed and recycled materials along with painted papers. Purvis says she is influenced by her love of culture, history and music.

Weekly Office Hours:

  • Tuesdays, 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 2 - 4 p.m.

*Hours are subject to changes.
*Studio is located on the Second Level at Richland Library Main


The Artist-in-Residence Program aims to connect the community with local working artists and to provide creative and educational opportunities to the community in a way that supports cultural and artistic exchange. Past Artists-in-Residence include:

  • Marius Valdes, October 2016 - June 2017
  • Wendell Culbreath (aka THE Dubber), September - December 2017
  • Maria Fabrizio, January 2018

Public Art

For each library, 1% of the construction budget is going toward public art. Inspired by our brand promises, we’re encouraging artists to serve the public good and nurture communities. One Columbia for Arts and History is helping us build your library by coordinating the selection of new pieces of public art for all of our renovations. Read more about Richland Library's public art on

Application Forms

Exhibits are typically scheduled eighteen months in advance. Priority will be given to library sponsored exhibits and displays relating to literature, or those that highlight the works of local artists or community-centered art projects. All forms of visual art are welcome.