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Name:Alphabet Quilt
Artist / Description:A colorful representation of the alphabet with a puppy playing with each toy. The artist is Ken Baxter from the Senior Center Quilting Group.
History / Background:Unknown
Medium:Cotton cloth
Installation Date:2000
Funding Source:Unknown.



Name:Brothers of the Sea
Artist / Description:Michael Gentry was a Marysville resident. He is a nationally recognized painter of Native American Themes.
History / Background:
Medium:Print of a painting
Installation Date:1983
Funding Source:



Name:Child in Blue Chair
Artist / Description:This watercolor was featured in the Sept. 30, 2003 issue of The New Yorker magazine. Gene Cyrus is a local artist and Friend of the Library. A print of this watercolor was donated to the library in 2003 by the artist.
History / Background:Unknown.
Medium:Watercolor
Installation Date:2003
Funding Source:Unknown.



Name:Dewey Digital
Artist / Description:An abstract stained glass surrounding the entryway doors by Jack Archibald. Jack owns Revisionary Glassworks on Camano Island. His work can be seen throughout Washington.
History / Background:
Medium:Stained glass.
Installation Date:2008
Funding Source:Gellerson family bequest and the friends of the Marysville library.



Name:Eagle Dancer
Artist / Description:A depiction of a Native American dancer in ceremonial costume. Michael Gentry. Mr. Gentry was a Marysville resident and is a nationally recognized painter of Native American themes.
History / Background:Unknown
Medium:Print of an oil painting
Installation Date:1988
Funding Source:Unknown



Name:Legacy
Artist / Description:An outside sculpture by Georgia Gerber of a young girl with an open book in her hands and a dog by her side sitting on the ground while reading to her grandfather who is seated on a bench. Georgia Gerber is a Whidbey Island resident who's work is found in numerous public an private places throughout Washington state.
History / Background:
Medium:Bronze casting
Installation Date:1996
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Name:Library Cat
Artist / Description:A series of seven different poses of a cat lounging around the library. Sarah Ohman and Mark Stevenson, a couple from Carapace Arts Studio near Port Townsend, work in sculpture and bronze casting.
History / Background:
Medium:Bronze
Installation Date:2008
Funding Source:Gellerson Family Bequest



Name:Rhododendron Diptych
Artist / Description: Joan Grout (1927 – 2010) was a local Marysville artist and a signature member of the Nothwest Watercolor Society. She was an active member of the Friends of the Marysville Library.
History / Background:Unknown.
Medium:Watercolor
Installation Date:2008
Funding Source:Donated by the Artist.



Name:Seascape
Artist / Description:The scene is a waterfront with fishing boats in the inlet. Arne Jensen was a northwest resident for most of his life and was a member of the Puget Sound Group of NW Painters and the NW Watercolor Society.
History / Background:This painting was donated in memory of Virginia Schaefer.
Medium:Watercolor
Installation Date:Unknown
Funding Source:Donated by the Artist.



Name:Seascape
Artist / Description:The scene is a waterfront with fishing boats in the inlet. Arne Jensen was a northwest resident for most of his life and was a member of the Puget Sound Group of NW Painters and the NW Watercolor Society.
History / Background:
Medium:Watercolor
Installation Date:
Funding Source:This painting was donated in memory of Virgian Schaefer.



Name:Snowfall on Snohomish
Artist / Description: A quiet, wintery scene on the Skykomish River with tall, dark evergreens along the banks. Bezalel-Levy is the husband and wife team of Chaim Bezalel and Yonnah Ben Levy. They own the Stanwood House Gallery and Art Center and have works displayed throughout the United States.
History / Background:Unknown.
Medium:Acrylics on silk.
Installation Date:2008
Funding Source:Donated by the Artist.



Name:The Gift
Artist / Description:The scene is of a Native American young women giving a gift of moccasins to a tribal elder. Michael Gentry is a local artist who used to reside in Marysville. He is a nationally recognized painter of Native American themes.
History / Background:Unknown
Medium:Print of an oil painting
Installation Date:1988
Funding Source:Donated by the Artist.



Name:Untitled
Artist / Description:Tapa cloth with abstract design. Tapa cloth is a Pacific Islander cloth made by stripping the inner bark from paper mulberry trees, soaking it, and the beating it with wooden clubs.
History / Background:Unknown.
Medium:Tapa Cloth
Installation Date:Unknown.
Funding Source:Donated by a community member.



Name:Untitled
Artist / Description: Totem pole carving based on a sketch of an inside house post that once existed at Skedans, a small Haida community on the easterly side of the Queen Charlotte Islands. Quilceda Carvers of Marysville: John Steiner, Walt Crane, Bruce Hames, Adam Mount, and Carl Lasater
History / Background:Unknown
Medium:Red cedar carving
Installation Date:1982
Funding Source:Unknown.



Name:Wind in the willows
Artist / Description:A hanging panel of stained glass depicting a scene from "Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame. The Artist is Nancy Alexander, a local artist and instructor at Covenant Art Glass in Everett.
History / Background:
Medium:Stained glass
Installation Date:1996
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