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The Akron Art Library is a collection of original artworks, paintings, prints, photographs & mixed-media created by local, regional & international artists.

The Akron Art Library is displayed at the Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Library, across from the reference desk in the Culture and AV department on the second floor, and at the North Hill and Odom Branch Libraries. Artwork is available for four-week check out periods with up to five renewals if the work has not been reserved by another library patron.

The Akron Art Library aims to enrich lives through contemporary art & encourage participants to collect art & engage with local artists & programs as they curate their own lives. As part of this lending program. the museum will offer programs highlighting local artists and authors.

Learn more about the participating artists and their works below:

Amy Casey, Tilt

Amy Casey

ARTIST

Tilt, 2016

TITLE, DATE

Aquatint etching on paper

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Andrew Thomas Lopez, Thumbs Up

Andrew Thomas Lopez

ARTIST

Thumbs Up, 2011

TITLE, DATE

Archival inkjet print

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Angelo Merendino, Parents Waving Goodbye at the Door

Angelo Merendino

ARTIST

Parents Waving Goodbye at Door, 2013

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet print

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Butch Anthony, Birds of the World

Butch Anthony

ARTIST

Birds of the world, 2016

TITLE, DATE

Mixed media

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Christine Paringer, Untitled Collage

Christine Paringer

ARTIST

Untitled Collage, 2010

TITLE, DATE

Mixed media collage

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David Szalay, Darwins Fox

David Szalay

ARTIST

Darwins Fox, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Digital print

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Derek Hess, B-24

Derek Hess

ARTIST

B-24, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Graphite on paper

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Emily Sullivan, Smith Plight of the Passenger Pigeons

Emily Sullivan Smith

ARTIST

Plight of the Passenger Pigeons, 2015

TITLE, DATE

12 color screen print with gold leafing

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Erik Neff, Monothon Monoprint 3

Erik Neff

ARTIST

Monothon Monoprint 3, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Monoprint

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Erin Guido, Sometimes Things Work Out

Erin Guido

ARTIST

Sometimes Things Work Out, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Monoprint

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Jay Croft, Dont Worry We Can Still Be Friends

Jay Croft

ARTIST

Dont Worry We Can Still Be Friends, 2012

TITLE, DATE

Screenprint on paper

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Jenny Schmid, XXOO (Yolo)

Jenny Schmid

ARTIST

XXOO (Yolo), 2015

TITLE, DATE

Lithograph screenprint

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Joan Colbert, Limoges Market

Joan Colbert

ARTIST

Limoges Market, 2006

TITLE, DATE

Linoleum block print

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John Sokol, Rita Dove as Mother Love

John Sokol

ARTIST

Rita Dove as Mother Love, 1999

TITLE, DATE

Screenprint on paper

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Kadir Nelson, Mood Indigo

Kadir Nelson

ARTIST

Mood Indigo, 2004

TITLE, DATE

Giclée on paper

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Kristina Paabus, along with

Kristina Paabus

ARTIST

along with, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Etching, aquatint, and lithograph

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Maria Alejandra Zanetta, Vino

Maria Alejandra Zanetta

ARTIST

Vino, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Mixed media

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Mark Mothersbaugh, Ashtabula Perambulator

Mark Mothersbaugh

ARTIST

Ashtabula Perambulator, 2007

TITLE, DATE

Epson giclée print

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Melissa Kreider, After-care

Melissa Kreider

ARTIST

After-care, 2015

TITLE, DATE

Photograph

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Melissa Markwald, Abstract Portrait

Max Markwald

ARTIST

Abstract Portrait, 2016

TITLE, DATE

Oil on panel

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Micah Kraus, PUI Madrid

Micah Kraus

ARTIST

PUI Madrid, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Laser engraved acrylic ink on rag paper

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Michael Loderstedt, Craig Lucas,  Rhino

Michael Loderstedt, Craig Lucas

ARTISTS

R from Bestiary, 1999-2000

TITLE, DATE

Screenprint and relief on paper

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Michelle Martin, Crypsis

Michelle Martin

ARTIST

Crypsis, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Polymer plate photogravure

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Miller Horns, Morning, Noon, and Night

Miller Horns

ARTIST

Morning, Noon, and Night, 1980s

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Mixed media

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Natalie Lanese, Mountain High

Natalie Lanese

ARTIST

Mountain High, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Gouache and collage on paper

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Shane Wynn, Beekeeper

Shane Wynn

ARTIST

Beekeeper, 2015

TITLE, DATE

Photograph

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Timothy Callaghan, La Grange

Timothy Callaghan

ARTIST

La Grange, 2016

TITLE, DATE

Gauche on paper

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Lizzi Aronhalt, Viejo San Juan

Lizzi Aronhalt

ARTIST

Viejo San Juan, 2018

TITLE, DATE

Acrylic and paint marker on gessoboard

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Ron Barron, Snacks - Washington Heights

Ron Barron

ARTIST

Snacks - Washington Heights, 2015

TITLE, DATE

Scanned digital collage, signed artist’s proof

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Christi Birchfield, Tip of the Iceberg

Christi Birchfield

ARTIST

Tip of the Iceberg, 2018

TITLE, DATE

Batik on muslin

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Alexandria Couch, Only at Home Inside Your Head

Alexandria Couch

ARTIST

Only at Home Inside Your Head, 2018

TITLE, DATE

Pen and ink on paper

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Brooke DiDonato, Prima Donna

Brooke DiDonato

ARTIST

Prima Donna, 2018

TITLE, DATE

Archival pigment print

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Mike Gable, Stage

Mike Gable

ARTIST

Stage, 2015

TITLE, DATE

Oil on cardboard

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Lauren Mckenzie-Noel, Twins

Lauren Mckenzie-Noel

ARTIST

Twins, 2018

TITLE, DATE

Acrylic and oil on wood panel

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Andrea Myers, Weathering I

Andrea Myers

ARTIST

Weathering I, 2018

TITLE, DATE

Acrylic on layered paper

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Darius Steward, Baggage Claim (Rise)

Darius Steward

ARTIST

Baggage Claim (Rise), Sketch, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Watercolor on paper

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Adana Tillman, Hide and Seek

Adana Tillman

ARTIST

Hide and Seek, 2018

TITLE, DATE

Cotton with hand embroidered details

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Janet Snell, Both Sides of the Divide

Janet Snell

ARTIST

Both Sides of the Divide, 2010

TITLE, DATE

Oil on canvas

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Janet Snell, Childhood

Janet Snell

ARTIST

Childhood, 2001

TITLE, DATE

Oil on canvas

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Janet Snell, Pearls in Red

Janet Snell

ARTIST

Pearls in Red, 2013

TITLE, DATE

Watercolor

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Amy Casey, Distant Lands

Amy Casey

ARTIST

Distant Lands, 2011

TITLE, DATE

Etching on paper

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Joan Colbert, Get Back, Jack!

Joan Colbert

ARTIST

Get Back, Jack!, 2012

TITLE, DATE

Linocut with acrylic on paper

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Jay Croft, Cat Lover

Jay Croft

ARTIST

Cat Lover, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Mixed media on canvas

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Kwamé Gomez, Sweet Slumbers

Kwamé Gomez

ARTIST

Sweet Slumbers, 2019

TITLE, DATE

Acrylic, glitter, ink and wood on wood panel

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Chris Harvey, SHERO: UNMASKED

Chris Harvey

ARTIST

SHERO: UNMASKED, 2018

TITLE, DATE

Digital inkjet print on paper

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Micah Kraus, Please Knock Hard

Micah Kraus

ARTIST

Please Knock Hard, 2013

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet print on paper

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Donald Miller, The Recovery of Memory

Donald Miller

ARTIST

The Recovery of Memory, 2002

TITLE, DATE

Mixed media on canvas

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John Sokol, THIS IS READ

John Sokol

ARTIST

THIS IS READ, 1972

TITLE, DATE

Screenprint on paper

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Maria Alejandra Zanetta, Detour

Maria Alejandra Zanetta

ARTIST

Detour, 2016

TITLE, DATE

Mixed media on paper

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Hui-Chu Ying, Merce’s Improvisation: Chance Dance

Hui-Chu Ying

ARTIST

Merce’s Improvisation: Chance Dance, 2019

TITLE, DATE

Monoprint relief on paper

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Hanif Abdurraqib, I Hope That Wherever You Are…

Hanif Abdurraqib

ARTIST

I Hope That Wherever You Are…, 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Mary Biddinger, Spring Thunderstorm

Mary Biddinger

ARTIST

Spring Thunderstorm, 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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April Bleakney, Untitled (How Do We Grow From This Moment)

April Bleakney

ARTIST

Untitled (How Do We Grow From This Moment), 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Sequoia Bostick, Untitled (Girl with Sunflower)

Sequoia Bostick

ARTIST

Untitled (Girl with Sunflower), 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Claire Bowman, Untitled (Figures in a Dark Room)

Claire Bowman

ARTIST

Untitled (Figures in a Dark Room), 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Theron Brown, You’re Either an Entertainer…

Theron Brown

ARTIST

You’re Either an Entertainer…, 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Holly Christensen, Dear Ones…

Holly Christensen

ARTIST

Dear Ones…, 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Joan Colbert, King of the Garden

Joan Colbert

ARTIST

King of the Garden, 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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April Couch, Afro Woman

April Couch

ARTIST

Afro Woman, 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Gary and Laura Dumm, Who Was That Masked Person?…And I Wanted to Thank Them

Gary and Laura Dumm

ARTIST

Who Was That Masked Person?…And I Wanted to Thank Them, 2020

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Inkjet printed postcard

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Erin Guido, Untitled (I Love You)

Erin Guido

ARTIST

Untitled (I Love You), 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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David Hassler, Interbeing

David Hassler

ARTIST

Interbeing, 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Horrible Adorables, Untitled (Animals)

Horrible Adorables

ARTIST

Untitled (Animals), 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Philip Metres, Night, Come Tenderly, Hold Us

Philip Metres

ARTIST

Night, Come Tenderly, Hold Us, 2020

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Inkjet printed postcard

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Dinara Mirtalipova, Untitled (Figures Dancing)

Dinara Mirtalipova

ARTIST

Untitled (Figures Dancing), 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Arabella Proffer, Pink Waves

Arabella Proffer

ARTIST

Pink Waves, 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Nicole Schneider, THIS IS READ

Nicole Schneider

ARTIST

Untitled (Abstract Green, Pink, and Black), 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Dave Szalay, Untitled (Deer)

Dave Szalay

ARTIST

Untitled (Deer), 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Thrity Umrigar, We Are Learning to Crack the Surface

Thrity Umrigar

ARTIST

We Are Learning to Crack the Surface, 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Brad Warner, Yet It’s Also Been…

Brad Warner

ARTIST

Yet It’s Also Been…, 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Mary E. Weems, I Say Silent Prayers

Mary E. Weems

ARTIST

I Say Silent Prayers, 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Justin Michael Will, Untitled (Today is Going to Be…)

Justin Michael Will

ARTIST

Untitled (Today is Going to Be…), 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Joanna Wilson, We Can Breathe…

Joanna Wilson

ARTIST

We Can Breathe…, 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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Maria-Alejandra Zanetta, Merce’s Improvisation: Coffee Time

Maria-Alejandra Zanetta

ARTIST

Coffee Time, 2020

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet printed postcard

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The Akron Art Library is a project of the Akron Art Museum in partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

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The Akron Art Library is organized by the Akron Art Museum & presented in partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library. It is made possible with the generous support from the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, GAR Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Huntington Akron Foundation, Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, & the Lehner Family Foundation. Additional support was provided by members of lhe philanthropic community.
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