Community Arts Initiative

Current Exhibit: Lucia Adami


Artist Bio:
Lucia Adami is a visual artist from Brookfield, Illinois. She is currently teaching at Milton Academy in Massachusetts while pursuing a graduate degree in education from University of Pennsylvania. She recently completed the Honors program in Visual Arts at Brown University where she was lucky enough to spend a substantial amount of time studying painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and more. Much of her work uses fabric and quilting techniques to explore themes such as family, mental health, and abuse. Lu has exhibited eight times in the past two years in Providence, Rhode Island, at venues including the Sarah Doyle Center, Granoff Center and the List Art Building. She has received multiple awards including the Hugh Townley Travel Grant and a Brown Arts Initiative Student Grant. Her most recent solo exhibition, “Pieces of Me,” was on view in the List Art Building in 2019. 


About the Community Arts Initiative

The mission of the Community Arts Initiative is to promote art, stimulate discussion and build community. The initiative was inspired by the local artists’ community who approached the Library with the idea of exhibiting local artists’ works, as is commonplace in public libraries everywhere. 

How to be considered

Artists interested in exhibiting at the Brookfield Public Library are invited to submit an application to Library Director Kimberly Coughran or to Community Arts Initiative Liaison Jason Michael West. Interested applicants should print and complete the Display and Exhibit Application form. Applications should include 3 to 5 high quality jpeg images, an artist bio, and a link to the artist’s website (if applicable). Applications will be accepted throughout the year and will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis. Due to the Library’s limited space, only 2-dimensional art works may be exhibited.  Accepted entries will be exhibited for a period of 8 weeks.

For more information on the Brookfield Public Library, or the Community Arts Initiative, please contact Library Director Kimberly Coughran at 708-485-6917.


Lucia Adami