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Library holds art opening for local artist

John Funt and a part of his art exhibit, Orangerie, that is currently on display at the Norfolk Library. Photo by Megan Stevens

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Library held an art reception for artist John Funt’s 20-piece exhibit Orangerie on Sunday, June 29.

Funt received a warm welcome as the crowd greeted him as a good friend.

As people entered the two-leveled, antique library, there was an abundance of color from the artwork created by Funt illuminating the library, allowing one to view a glimpse of a summer’s day at the garden.

The library was opened in 1889 as a memorial to Isabella Eldridge’s parents. Her only wish was for the library to be a gathering place for the community featuring cultural events.

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