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Gallery-on-the-Boulevard

Here, you can find information on current and upcoming exhibits in the Library’s Gallery-on-the-Boulevard, curated by Barbara Wirkus.


Current Exhibit

Carol Bertolotti Collection

Album covers with a Springtime theme.  These records include songs for St. Patrick’s Day:   Irish Folk Songs, collected and recorded by Alan Lomax collected songs, Bing Crosby, Shillelaghs And Shamrocks songs for the month of March:  Colin Hare’s March Hare, The Mighty Caesars Ides of March, and touch on other springtime subjects, April, Easter, flowers, etc.:   The Rolling Stones April Fools Recorded Live At The Frankfurt Festhalle April 29, 1976.  The Marvelettes In Full Bloom cover with tulips) and songs about Spring.  The Rite of Spring, Stravinsky, Pierre Boulez conductor with cover art by Bob Pepper,  Debussy, Printemps with the famous Sandro Botticelli cover Primavera.  Radio Broadcast of “Springtime In The Rockies” with Betty Grable, Dick Powell and Carmen Miranda, Sun Ra singing “Springtime Again” with Jim Flora cover art.  April in Paris, Michel Legrand and Jacqueline Francois.  Bach’s Easter CantataEaster by Patti Smith, Easter Everywhere by The 13th Floor Elevators and of course, some Peter Cottontail albums.  Appalachian Spring, Copeland Martha Graham.  April in Paris is a song recorded by many artists I have Michael Legrand’s & Count Basie’s version here.  Bill Evans, You Must Believe In Spring with lovely cover painting “Yearning” by Charles Burchfield. George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra’s recording of Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major Op. 38“Spring”, cover art by Claude Monet “The Painter’s Garden at Giverny”  Talk Talk, The Colour of Spring,Tchaikovsky Suite No. 4 cover art Spring by François Boucher.

I used to play my father’s 78 rpm records that were in the basement, I still have some of them, the ones that survived. They would break easily (see the meme gif of Donna Reed breaking one from “It’s A Wonderful Life”), so started my love affair with records.  I worked in a record store for a time too and have never stopped being enchanted by vinyl.  I like to link them together with a common thread, currently for this show Springtime and have also have displayed winter themes and have an upcoming one of The Beatles.