Art and Local Artists

One area of concentration for the Richland Library has always been supporting the artistic talents of those in our community.  To that end, two upstairs rooms have been remodeled during the past several years and are dedicated to showcasing the artwork of local artists.    

  Presently one room of the Upstairs Gallery contains the works of Calvin Ruth, a local art teacher and former librarian of the Richland Library Company.  Calvin’s watercolors of Upper Bucks County and the Perkiomen Valley are rich visual reminders of the area.    The second gallery houses temporary exhibits that changed approximately every six months. Past exhibits featured the work of Erwin J. Neusch, Blake Nixon, William Atkinson, Kathryn Landis, and Michael Luma.  The main lobby contains works by Erwin J. Neusch, Jim Lukens, Franklin Moyer, Walter E. Baum, and others.