Kelvin Smith Library to host opening reception for Julia McCune Flory exhibit

In conjunction with the centennial anniversary of the Cleveland Play House, the Department of Special Collections at Kelvin Smith Library will open a new exhibit, “Various and Sundry Activities: The Creative Work of Julia McCune Flory for the Cleveland Play House and Beyond.”

The opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Light refreshments and informal gallery tours will be offered.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

This exhibit explores the legacy of Julia McCune Flory’s artistic output throughout her life, principally as a book illustrator and her essential involvement in the Cleveland Play House in the early 20th century, which she described as “various and sundry activities.”

The exhibit will feature illustrations, marionettes, photographs and rare books, many of which are from the Department of Special Collections at Kelvin Smith Library.

The exhibit will be on view Oct. 16 to March 26 in the Hatch Reading Room on the second floor of Kelvin Smith Library. The Hatch Reading Room is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.