The Belfast Free Library and Kramer Gallery
The Belfast Free Library is dedicated to helping individuals of all ages pursue independent learning by providing access to timely and useful information in all formats. Located in downtown Belfast, in a beautiful renovated historical building, surrounded by a peaceful gardens, the Belfast Free Library offers a wide selection of books, movies, newspapers, interesting lectures, art openings and a cool spot for kids.
The Barbara Kramer Gallery at the Belfast Free Library, located on the ground floor, was named in memory of Barbara Kramer who was an ardent supporter of the visual arts in the Midcoast area in the 1980s until her death in 1998. When the library was undergoing a significant expansion in the late 1990s, a group of area residents with the encouragement of the Library Board of Trustees raised funds to create this special exhibition space where art and or other materials relating to the history of the library or Belfast can be displayed.
The first exhibit in the Gallery when it opened was called “Ladies Night”, a show of women artists who, along with Barbara Kramer, met regularly to support each other in their artistic endeavors. Included in the exhibit were Megan Pinette, Cathy Melio, Denise Remy, Paula Carter, Dudley Zopp and others…