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Community ArtShare

T. B. Scott Library’s Community ArtShare program originated in 2006 with a $10,000 grant from the Mead Witter Foundation, Inc. with which secure display cases, easels, and other items were procured that have enabled the library to become a place for local artists and collectors to display their creations and hobbies. Displays featuring one or more artists or collectors are featured each month on an ongoing basis.

“Wire & Found Object” Sculptures

by David Jones

September – October 2018

Sculptures by local artist David Jones are the current Community ArtShare display at T.B. Scott Free Library. His work can be seen through October on the Library’s second floor.

David states he has been an artist for all of his adult life and firmly believes that there is an artist in every child. Jones studied fine art at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design focusing on sculpture. He describes his career as varied and readily admits that while his artistic journey has taken him through a number of art forms, he has always worked as a builder or maker in some form.

The wire sculptures on display are similar to drawing in three dimension (3D). Other items on display are “objects with potential” the artist has collected over time. “You never know what you might need, a plastic cowboy, antique bone dice, or a glass eye,” states Jones.

Jones is optimistic that these sculptures will spark conversation and hopes they will bring a smile for visitors at T.B. Scott Free Library.

Jones’ art display will be available for viewing through October. T.B. Scott Free Library’s “Beyond Books: Community ArtShare” series features a new exhibit every two months on an ongoing basis. The series was originally made possible by a $10,000 grant from the Mead Witter Foundation, Inc. of Wisconsin Rapids.

Past Exhibits


  • Photography of Tom Algire
  • For the Love of Snoopy: Private Collection
  • MAPS High School Seniors Students’ Art Exhibit
  • Pocket Watches: Robbie Johnson


  • Breyer Model Horses: Esther Trostle
  • Wisconsin Remembers Traveling Exhibit
  • Origami Creations: Troy Hanson
  • Universal Creations: Xoché Heller
  • Mini Art Fair: Local Artists
  • MAPS High School Senior Students’ Art Exhibit
  • Portraits of Personalities: David L. Sladky

T.B. Scott Free Library
106 West First Street
Merrill, WI 54452

Telephone (715) 536 - 7191

Fax (715) 536 - 1705

General Hours
Mon - Thurs: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: Noon - 4:00 pm

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