Building Community - Corrine Lightweaver - AIR 2021

Our second installment from Corrine Lightweaver, one of our 2021 Artist in Residence, looks at the role of librarians in convening and supporting the community. 

As Corrine reflects on these two illustrations:

Despite our increasing access to information via Google, there is no substitute for the human touch—for personal consultations with research librarians, for the camaraderie of reading or studying in community, for the gathering of the community for cultural celebrations, and for welcoming immigrants to study for citizenship.

I use the elements of collage the same way I use paint. I strive for a color balance, a sense of movement, interesting textures, storytelling, a provocation, and an invitation. The latter two are addressed to the viewer, but they also evoke the same in me.

We are thrilled that the Pasadena Public Library is hostig a gallery showing of Corrine's 2021 AIR works at the Hastings Branch Library. If you're nearby, we would like to invite you to join us in viewing her Residencey.  

September 7–30, 2021
Hastings Branch
Pasadena Public Library
3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA. 


Cosmos, 2021 Dance of Life, 2021


Artist Corinne Lightweaver is the author of the art books In the Breast of Health: Healing from Cancer through Art and The Psyche’s Gifts: Art, Art Making, and the Journey from Mental Illness to Mental Wellness. Her mother graduated from South Pasadena High School and attended Pasadena City College. Her father graduated from Caltech in Pasadena. Her grandmother served as both a teacher and librarian at Chandler School in Pasadena, where the library was named after her posthumously.