Richland Library’s Artist-in-Residence Program aims to connect the community with local working artists and to provide creative and educational opportunities to the community in a way that supports cultural and artistic exchange. Apply
Allison Cicero Moore
January - May 2019
Originally from Illinois, Moore is a jeweler and fine artist who currently lives, creates and teaches art in Columbia, South Carolina. She enjoys using familiar objects and contemporary concepts to link to the past.
Office Hours: Noon - 4 p.m., Tuesdays
Past Artists-in-Residence include:
Marius Valdes, October 2016 - June 2017
Wendell Culbreath (aka THE Dubber), September - December 2017
Maria Fabrizio, January - June 2018
Miles Purvis, August - December 2018
Richland Library's galleries inspire, engage and enrich our customers, local artists and community partners through the visual arts. We believe that access to and interaction with art is essential to nurturing a growing, thriving, culturally and historically rich creative community. We a variety of flexibile, gallery spaces, the library is able to exhibit and promote local artists as well as welcome nationally recognized artists, illustrators and traveling exhibitions. Request to Exhibit
Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope and Bravery | Cecil Williams
Now – January 2019
First Level Gallery, Richland Library Main
This stunning collection of forty images provides a rare glimpse of events, portraits and moments of significant social change during the 1950s through the 1970s.
Transformations & Translations | Una Kim and Janet Kozachek
January 7 - March 29, 2019
The Gallery at Richland Library Main
A beautiful and painful glimpse into globalization, the awareness of other cultures and other states of being, there remains deep misunderstandings across cultures, between genders, and across ethnic and social divides.
Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards
February 14 - April 25
Third Level, Richland Library Main and Columbia Museum of Art
Featuring 101 award/honor-winning titles, the exhibit debuted at the The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) on February 8, 2017. Named for Mrs. Coretta Scott King, these awards recognize the works of outstanding African American authors and illustrators, and uphold the vital importance of children’s literature that celebrates African American life and culture. Read More | Find Events
One Columbia works with Richland Library's executive leadership team, board members and community members to select proposals for art that fit with the needs of each of our library’s communities. Selected artists conduct workshops for the community related to their craft.
For each library, 1% of the construction budget is going toward public art. Inspired by our brand promises, we’re encouraging artists to serve the public good and nurture communities. One Columbia for Arts and History is helping us build your library by coordinating the selection of new pieces of public art for all of our renovations.