Ames Free Library

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January's Featured Artist at the AFL

On the Wall: Photography by Robin Li Tan

“I’m from another side of the earth--China. LiTan 谭力 is what name I sign on paper, and Robin is the name everyone calls me here in the U.S.  I have bonded with photography since 2008, and the magic of photos has opened my eyes since then. A photo can speak for itself, and I enjoy sharing my vision with anyone who likes or dislikes it.”

In the Glass Case: Wood Turner Kevin Mulligan

Kevin Mulligan is a local award winning wood turner who lives with his wife Susan and Labradoodle Tucker in Norton.  Kevin’s work has been on display at the Boston’s Arnold Arboretum museum in Jamaica Plain, the Fuller museum in Brockton, and numerous juried exhibitions in the New England area.  He was recognized at prestigious Saratoga Springs, New York, Totally Turning symposium this past year.

Kevin believes in the beauty of wood as well as providing a brief history of the tree used to make each piece.  An avid environmentalist and outdoorsman, Kevin harvests most of his wood locally that would otherwise end up as firewood or left to decay,  He will artistically turn this raw wood into a variety of designs including utilitarian bowls, spindle work, jewelry boxes and artistic pieces.  Kevin will also provide a brief history of the tree that often has meaning to each new owner. He often works with clients on personally engrave pieces for weddings, retirements and awards, including woods harvested from their property or favorites and meaningful locations in New England.

Artists’ works are brought to you by the Artist on Display Program sponsored by the Easton Shovel Town Cultural District.


Learn more about previous artists that have displayed at the Ames Free Library HERE