Art in the Library Exhibit

The Boulder Junction Public Library welcomes the public to view their September/October  2023 “Art in the Library” exhibit “The Northwoods Dance Project,” a collection of over 40 photographs featuring local area dance artists. Fine-art photographer Mark Schermeister has created images that showcase the unique nuances of these dancers and dance movement; his aim is to create art that showcases the beauty of the world around us, and “photograph the invisible.”

In this exhibit, Schermeister showcases the transitory beauty and grace of dance and the dancers. He accomplishes this by photographing carefully choreographed instants to “Keep these fleeting performances from slipping into the past.” He describes the Northwoods Dance Project as “My effort to depict the dance, to negate its passing quality by converting it from the performing to the visual arts. By collaborating and creating images that showcase the dancer’s unique attributes (tangible and intangible,) their beauty and grace is preserved, rather than slipping quietly into the past, and is given to future generations as artifacts that outlive us.”

Schermeister is a full-time resident of the Northwoods of Wisconsin, and an enthusiastic photographic artist. For the past 14 years as owner of Studio1761, he has been photographing dance, with the purpose of “communicating the visible and invisible spirit of both the dancer and the dance.”

The Northwoods Dance Project will be on display at the Boulder Junction Library from September 1st through October 31, 2023. The exhibit will be open during regular library hours.

If you have any questions or would like further information and/or to arrange an interview, contact Mark Schermeister at [email protected] or phone 954-494-0533.

For questions about the Art in the Library exhibits, the application process, or the Artwork policy, please email the library at or call the library at 715-385-2050.