Inspired by Bolivia

Paintings by Maria Termini

Putterham Library: Wall Gallery

On view August and September 2021

Maria Termini is an artist, author and public speaker. She served in the US Peace Corps in Bolivia and fell in love with the country and has returned many times to visit and explore. She spent much time wandering in wonder in the mountains outside the city of Sucre, in the jungle near Cochabamba, and in the salt flats of Uyuni. These paintings reflect the drama she saw and felt in the exciting shapes and colors of the land. Image to the right: Maragua Crater 2, oil on canvas, 3’x2′.

Maria Termini’s art has been widely exhibited and is in the collections of many non-profit organizations, as well as the Boston Public Library, the De Cordova Museum, and the Fogg Museum. Her latest book, Through the Mountains to the Stars, is a collection of stories and photographs about the adventures of a curious solo woman traveler in the Andes and especially Bolivia. 

Maria Termini has a studio and gallery in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston. All the works in the show are for sale.  More information can be found on her website: www.mariatermini.com For inquiries about the works or to arrange a studio please contact the artist by e-mail: mariatermini2013@gmail.com or by phone 617 553 2762.


The League of Women Voters of Brookline

Voting is the Cornerstone of Democracy!

Brookline Village Library, First Floor: Emery, Lobby and Foundation Cases

Installed in March 2020 continuing through July 2021

The LWV of Brookline invites you to enjoy displays in the Brookline Village Library lobby.  We celebrate the importance of citizen engagement through voting in local, state and national elections.  In the Foundation Case (left entrance), there are books for young people, and a few for adults, on the women’s suffrage movement and voting rights today.  In the Emery Case (left lobby), there are: a timeline of the movement for women’s suffrage beginning in the mid-19th century, materials about the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Native American voting rights, and issues in voting rights and voter suppression today.  In the Lobby Case (right lobby), materials feature a history of the League of Women Voters of Brookline since its founding by local activists in 1920.

An important part of the League’s mission is voter engagement.  With the support of a Lotte E. Scharfman Citizen Education Grant from the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, the LWVBrookline compiled a web resource for future voters entitled “Voting Rights, Elections & Democracy: Books for Young People” — available at https://www.bookswithmore.net and featuring a downloadable booklist.

The League of Women Voters of Brookline is a non-partisan, non-profit organization of women and men encouraging informed public discourse and active participation of citizens in government.

For more information, please go to: https://my.lwv.org/massachusetts/brookline/ or email info@lwvbrookline.org

“Singularity” by Hilde-Kari Guttormsen

Brookline Village Library, Second Floor: The Gallery in Hunneman Hall

Installed March 3, 2020.  The Library reopened on June 1, 2021, however Hunneman Hall is currently closed to the public.

Singularity is an art exhibit by local artist Hilde-Kari Guttormsen.  Her recent show, Soft Shoulder, at Cambridge Art Association was a group show curated by artist, curator and gallerist Cathleen Daley.  The show was previewed in Art New England and reviewed by Cate McQuaid in the Boston Globe in January 2020.

The works in this show allude to her upbringing in Norway and a personal narrative using colors, thread, gimp and acetate to humanize formal elegance.

Hilde-Kari Guttormsen has her studio in Lincoln Artist Group in Waltham and all the works in the show are for sale.  Inquiries about the works and/or a studio visit can be arranged by contacting the artist by e-mail: hguttormsen@gmail.com or phone 617-462-2856.

Works by Panos An. Grapsias

Putterham Library Library: Wall Gallery

On view through July 2021

At the Putterham Library this March, Panos An. Grapsias is exhibiting his paintings and photography on the wall gallery.


Past Exhibits

Interested in exhibiting your work at the Public Library of Brookline? Review our Art Exhibition Policy and read about the specifics of exhibiting at the Brookline Village Library, the Coolidge Corner Library or the Putterham Library.

Brookline Village Exhibit Areas

First floor:

  • Foundation Case — located in the west entrance foyer near School St.
  • Emery & Lobby Cases — in the main lobby across from the new nonfiction books
  • Brookline 300th Display Case — in the inner lobby near to the DVD collection

Children’s Room:

  • at the entrance
  • across from the Circulation Desk
  • all around the room

Teen Room:

  • Near the entrance to the Teen Comics & Graphic Novels hallway

The Gallery in Hunneman Hall — located on the second floor

The Gallery in Hunneman Hall is open up to 30 minutes before closing as long as the hall is not is use. For scheduled programs and events, check our events calendar. If the track lights are off when you arrive, the (labelled) switches are just inside the door to your right.