NORTH CANTON  The Ten-Year Retrospective exhibition show in the Little Art Gallery features artwork that has been added to the gallery’s permanent collection during Elizabeth Blakemore’s tenure as curator. The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 21.

Pieces included celebrate the development of the Little Art Gallery’s permanent collection for the past decade. Multifaceted works selected for the show the show include ceramics, blown glass, metalsmithing, mezzotint, painting, drawing and more with pieces dated 1890 to 2014 from the following artists: Ferdinand A. Brader, Ken (KC) Carter, Dan Chrzanowski, Frank Dale, Ted Davis, Lynn Digby, Jerry Domokur, Bette G. Elliott, Laurie Fife Harbert, Russ Hench, Joseph Hertzi, Pam LaRocco, Ted Lawson, Joseph Martino, Nancy Stewart Matin, Jack McWhorter, Pam Neff, William Shearrow, Clyde Singer, Lowell E. Smith, Lisa Vincenzo, Annette Yoho-Feltes

"As curator, the first part of my mission has included addressing both the preservation and conservation needs of the permanent collection," said Blakemore, who became curator of the gallery in 2007, in a news release. In the decade she has served as curator, many gallery updates have been made including conservation of the collection after an evaluation of each piece, installation of LED lighting, and an upgraded security system. "The development of the collection, also important, continued to focus on the artists in stark county who have made an impact in the art world on the community."

The Little Art Gallery of the North Canton Public Library is home to a permanent collection of more than 200 pieces of original artwork by area artists and those whose work has had an impact on our community. The gallery is the sole art organization to have a collection with its primary focus on artists in Stark County. All pieces in the permanent collection can be viewed on the library’s website.

For additional information, please contact library community relations manager, Christina Weyrick, at 330-499-4712, ext. 331 or