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The Museum and Farm of Ideas by Stephanie Bacon

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In 2007, mixed-media artist Stephanie Bacon was commissioned to jazz up the Library! at Collister with her massive collages constructed from old magazine clippings, maps and pictures of lemurs in dresses. Her seven gigantic, rectangular pieces are meant to add some history and Carnegie-like prestige to the relatively new strip mall space. So the next time your eyes get tired from scanning the latest Mary Higgins Clark paperback or watching YouTube on one of the library's computers, let them feast on Bacon's colorful and mind-blowingly intricate collages. They'll thank you.

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