New Zealand: Arlington Public Library publishes online collection with local artists

(6 Apr 2020) On April 3, Arlington Public Library published the first issue of Quaranzine, a weekly online collection of works by local artists responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Creative expression is a really valuable tool I have for working through my own thought processes and anxiety,” says Laribee, who is also a portrait artist. “So, having a tool like that for myself, I thought it might benefit a larger community group.”

Laribee says the library’s first call for submissions received about 65 entries, far more than she was expecting. While each work must address the COVID-19 crisis in some way, the other criteria is fairly broad: The library welcomes paintings, photographs, poems, and even recipes, among other kinds of work.

More details can be found here.