Exhibits and Displays

In the Gallery
Beaded Artwork
Ranjan Ravaliya

 Ranjan RavaliyaWeb

Ranjan Ravaliya credits her mother for her interest in beads. She was born in a small village named Gomta, near Gondal in the state of Gujarat. As a young girl, her mother encouraged her to learn the art of traditional Gujarati beadwork. In the villages of Gujarat, mothers, aunts and female elders teach their daughters how to create intricate and traditional stringed beadwork pieces that show off their skills and creativity, while honoring past generations. This artwork is displayed in the family home initially, but when the daughter is married she may take it with her to display in her new home. This is one way young women are able to share and ‘show off’ their talents to their community and extended family.

By profession, Dr. Ravaliya is an Environmental Scientist and a consultant in Sustainable Development. She had a PhD in Chemistry from M. S. University in Vadodara, Gujarat, and an ALM in Sustainable Development from Harvard University.

In the Glass Cases
Antique Valentines
by The Burlington Historical Commission

The Burlington Historical Commission has assembled a wonderful display of antique valentines.  Learn more about the Burlington Historical Commission here.


The Trustees of the Burlington Public Library welcome artists to exhibit work in the Library at 22 Sears Street. A spacious, well-lit area on the first floor has been designated "The Gallery" and amateur and professional artists of all ages are invited to participate in solo and group juried shows. Each artist is generally assigned a month to exhibit work.

The Library also has glass-fronted locking display cases in the entry and exit lobbies at the front of the building. They are ideal for displaying three-dimensional objects, but can also be used to display posters, photographs, or papers that are mounted on a firm backing.

If you would like to exhibit your work in either The Gallery or the Glass Cases, click here for an application form or pick one up at the Library. Click here for display space procedures and specifications, and here for a picture of the rear wall gallery with dimensions.

Click here for a list of past exhibits