Welcome Back, Art in Martin!

Art in Martin

Martin Library is excited to announce the return of our local artist display series, Art in Martin!

Since Martin Library’s grand re-opening in July 2022, we have been looking for a space to feature local artists’ works on our walls. We’ve finally found the perfect spot with this nook in The Lounge.

Photo of the art exhibit space

First, if you haven’t been to Martin Library since our re-opening, what are you waiting for? And second, you’ll find The Lounge (donated by the Powder Mill Foundation) to the left of our main Help Desk. This is a place for library visitors to browse what’s new, catch up on the local news with our York Dispatch and York Daily Record subscriptions, enjoy some magazines, and now, appreciate art!

Photo of the Lounge at Martin Library

Our first local featured artist is Joy Lindsay-Garvey. The two works displayed are Lilies and Ackee, both oil on canvas. Her works are on exhibit through June 30, 2024.

About the Artist

Joy Garvey headshot

Joy Lindsay Garvey was born in Jamaica. At the age of nine, she won a scholarship for formal art training in Western Art History. In 1971, she moved to the United States to continue her arts education, culminating in a Master’s of Arts degree from Columbia University. Lindsay-Garvey’s greatest inspirations are her parents, along with impressionist work, the beauty of tropical fruit in the rough, and art construction in public spaces. She is currently working on more floral representation. 

Pairs Well With…

Take advantage of these books in Martin Library’s collection to interact with the displayed art pieces more deeply.

Graphic of front page of novels listed

Here Comes the Sun, by Nicole Dennis-Benn: Adults DEN Fiction (Quiet Reading Room Balcony)

Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, by Peter Schjeldahl: Adults 701 SCH Arts&Literature (2nd Floor Nonfiction)

About the Series

Art in Martin logo

Art in Martin showcases the works of artists in the York area while also nurturing an interest in the arts in the York community.

To purchase any displayed artwork, talk to a staff member at the Help Desk. Purchase of artwork is available at any time during the exhibit period. However, art pickup is limited to the final week of the exhibit.

If you or someone you know is interested in exhibiting with Art in Martin, please contact Jill Westen, Member Services Librarian (jwesten @ yorklibraries.org; 717-849-6949).