-Calendar of Events-

Cupcake Decorating with Mary Judd/Adults Only/Registration Required. We are Currently Taking Names for the Waiting list
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn Basic Cupcake Decorating Techniques with Local Desert Artist Mary Judd

Bring your own undecorated cupcakes. Decorating Tools Provided. This event is currently full. We are taking names for the waiting list.

Registration is required as space is limited. Click to register

Illustrators Panel
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Local Artist/Illustrators Jennifer Hooley, Caitlin Clonan, Megan Baratta, and Kim Archer discuss their art, and their process. Some hands on activities included. Join the fun and the discussion.

Autumn Leaves Quilt Square Kit Sign-Up
Jun 12 – Jun 30 all-day
Autumn Leaves Quilt Square Kit Sign-Up

In preparation for the Cazenovia September Autumn Leaves Arts Festival, CPL is inviting the community to contribute a quilt square to the Community Quilt Banner. Seasoned Quilters or Novices alike can join the fun.  The Community Quilt Banner will hang at CPL during the month of September. Don’t forget to sign your name!

Fun for ALL ages. Create your quilt square to contribute to the community quilt banner! Sign up, pick up a kit, complete your 10″ x 10″ square and return to be included in the banner. Please sign your square!

Important dates:
Kit registration opens- 6/12
Pick up kits beginning- 7/11
Completed quilt square to Library– 8/11
The Community Quilt Banner will be on display at the library throughout the month of September.



Community Quilting Bee
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Community Quilting Bee

Fun for ALL ages. Create your own quilt square to contribute to the community quilt banner! Community quilters will be on hand to help.

Registration Requested: https://forms.gle/QLG3c4mdLNHwBdJb7


Artist Reception: Hon Go
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Artist Reception: Hon Go

Join us in celebrating exhibiting artist, Hon Go David Robertson who’s work is on display for August’s show “Texture Through Time”.

Visit with Hon Go August 24th from 6pm to 7:30 in our gallery space.

Artist Statement

The road traveled is as important as the destination. The painting process allows me to experience the satisfaction of process conception and process final completion. As progressive avant-garde artists, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko made painting accessible to me. More recently my inspiration comes from painters Pierre Soulage, Nicholas de Stael and Robert Ryman. Their use of the horizontal plane is very evident in my own work. Texture is also a major component of my paintings. I want my paintings to instill a calmness to the viewer, a celebration of the moment, a celebration of life. My hope is to create a piece that causes you to pause, one that leaves you wanting to know more, and to ask questions.

My art is mindful self-expression using the abstract and at times a touch of form. Primarily abstract landscapes, sometimes monochrome, other times full of color. The highly textured surface adds to painting. Some have described my work as sculptures hanging on the wall.

Artistic Process

I custom make my own canvas, using hardboard (Masonite) and select pine boards. My paintings are highly textured, using mediums and thick acrylic and oil paints. Typically the finished work is protected with an oil based polyethylene. All of my artwork comes ready to hang.

Author Book Reading Event with Stub Estey author of Oxcart Gold Rush from Pompey Center to Sacramento -and Back
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Stub Estey brings to life the historic story of a Man and his family who travel west in pursuit of the 1849 gold rush!  Based on a diary discovered in the dusty attic of Mr. Estey’s childhood home in Pompey, New York, the story chronicles the travels of Daniel W. Holdbrook and places it in context of a growing nation. It is America’s story and reflects the events happening in America and the world in the mid-19th century. Mr. Estey will read excerpts of his book and sign copies.

Artist Reception and Quilt Exhibit
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us on September 15th from 5pm-7pm in the reference room and Gallery at the Library for refreshments and the viewing of our quilts!

Meet the Artist Sharon Bottle-Souva and view her fantastic quilts on display in our gallery. In celebration of the September Autumn Leaves Arts Festival, The Cazenovia Library will be highlighting the fabric arts throughout September. Also ONLY on display during the reception: Historic Cazenovia quilts from our special collection. Our Community Quilt will be hanging to view, made by …YOU The COMMUNITY  and The Towpath Quilt Guild !

Sharon Bottle Souva: Quilting as a Contemporary Art Form
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us  on September 19th @ 6:30pm in the Betsy Kennedy Community Room for an engaging talk on Quilts as a Contemporary Art Form, as speaker Sharon Bottle Souva shares her knowledge and her quilts with us. Come see the extended Quilt Exhibit in the community room.