The Central Square Branch's On the Wall Gallery

September 2014 - Kencaid (The Paperclip Artist)

Kencaid is a local artist, who has lived in Cambridge, MA his entire life. He is known as "the paperclip artist", because of the painting technique he has been using since 1989. There are three steps in his process. First, he draws an image on wood. Then, he burns the wood with a soldering iron. Finally, he finishes his work by carefully applying dabs of acrylic paint with a paperclip. With the patience and talent he has, he is able to produce one complete work every six to eight months.

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Calling All Artists!

Looking for a place to exhibit your art? The "On the Wall Gallery" at the Central Square Branch Library affords artists, photographers, art associations, and civic groups an opportunity to show their work. The fact that it stimulates cultural awareness of the community and encourages greater use of the library’s collections and facilities is an added bonus!

Exhibits are generally planned on a monthly basis and are to be hung by the exhibitors using appropriate hardware provided by the library. Suitable works for hanging include 2-dimensional works: paintings, drawings, graphic work, photographs, tapestries, fabric art, needle arts, etc. The space is 10'x10'.

If you’re interested in showing your work, please come to the Central Square Library or call (617) 349-4444.

Download the Policy and Loan Agreement for Exhibitors



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