BELFAST — “BiblioQuilts,” an exhibit of mixed media works by Larry Clifford, will be on display in the Kramer Gallery of the Belfast Free Library Dec. 1 through 31. The gallery is located on the ground floor of the library at 106 High St.

Clifford’s mixed media work is a celebration of books, booklovers, libraries and bookstores. His vibrant “BiblioQuilt” series was created using discarded books salvaged from basements, barns, attics and public libraries. They are not made of cloth. The artist repurposes every part of those books — covers, pages, spines — breathing new life into his materials with the addition of dyes, inks and acrylics.

After earning a B.A. in Art from Northwestern University and an M.A. in Biomedical Communications from the University of Texas, Clifford spent 15 years producing award-winning biomedical illustrations, with an emphasis on traditional media like pen-and-ink, carbon dust and watercolor. Eventually, he switched to strategic planning, marketing and business development for the healthcare sector. At this stage of his career, he is thrilled to be getting back to his roots as a maker of fine art. For more information, visit Clifford’s website at

“Rags to Riches” by Larry Clifford.