Community Arts Initiative

Current Exhibit: Experience the Galapagos Island by Georgia Velisaris


About the Exhibit

Experience the Galapagos Islands through the eyes of photographer and mixed media artist Georgia Velisaris. Georgia returns to the Community Arts Initiative for an encore exhibit with art inspired by her 2014 visit to the Galapagos Islands.


Located off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are home to landscapes and animals found nowhere else on earth. Georgia’s exhibit features photography and mini-collages (mixed media) showcasing the animals and landscapes that are unique to this archipelago.


About Georgia

Georgia is a resident artist at 4Art Space in the Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, She has also exhibited her artwork at various shows including: Chicago’s One of a Kind Show, Chicago; ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Raw Talent, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Gloustershire, England, UK.

Visit to learn more about Georgia and her work.


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.


Headshot of Georgia Velisaris


Sunset on Galapagos Islands