New hanging system user-friendly, says artist

Frank Gale
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Artist Judy Cantwell stands next to some of her paintings hung on a new click rail system recently installed at Kindale Public Library.

"Excellent" and "user-friendly" are just a few of the words that local artist Judy Cantwell used to describe the new museum style click rail hanging system at Kindale Public Library.

She is the first artist to exhibit on the new hanging system at the facility, which is able to accommodate a variety of artwork and crafts with much more ease.

Cantwell said because of the new system she was able to hang her exhibition of 17 paintings in less than an hour, a fraction of the time it would have taken her to hang the same amount of paintings at another location. She said with the exception of the children’s section, the system runs along every closed wall throughout the library.

Dave Rex, chairman of the Kindale Library Board, said the length of time a particular exhibition will remain up will depend on how many people they have interested in hanging art. Criteria will be developed for hanging.

He said the library board has plans to invite artists in the community and those in schools to hang their work at the public library.

Cantwell said another big advantage of the new hanging system is that there is no damage to the wall and more than one piece of art can be hung on an individual cable.

The finished system cost $1,700 in total, with the Stephenville town council putting $1,400 towards it and the Stephenville Lions Club chipping in the remainder.

Organizations: Kindale Public Library.She, Kindale Library Board, Stephenville Lions Club

Geographic location: Stephenville

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