Finding art between borrowed pages

Patrons at the Salmon Arm Library may get a surprise in the form of art on an index card in their borrowed books.

  • Apr. 8, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Lisa Figueroa and her portrait students are  presenting two simultaneous shows of portrait work throughout April at the Salmon Arm Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.

Figueroa, Bonnie Jackson, Taryn Garrett, Hanne Giuffrida, Jadranka Zizak and Susan Miller are each displaying a large framed drawn portrait and three smaller  ink portraits.

Drawn on index cards, some 75 card portraits have been placed between the pages of library books and will become the property of those patrons lucky enough to find them in a borrowed book.

The “Index Card Portrait Show” is on permanent exhibition or until all of the “portraits” have been found and kept, says Figueroa, whose art studio is downstairs at the Arts Centre on Hudson Avenue. Borrowing the idea from the National Gallery in Ottawa, librarian Roswitha Klawitter and Figueroa have partnered to bring found art to the local library.


For more information, contact Figueroa at or call 250-803-3036.