The artistry of Liberty Graphics featured at library

Nov 01, 2019
Photo by: Lynn Karlin Artist Eric Hopkins, left, with Liberty Graphics owner Tom Opper.

Liberty — The artistry of Liberty Graphics, a local business that prints T-shirts sold internationally using original art from well-known artists, will be on display at the Liberty Library, 59 Main St., during the month of November.

Liberty Graphics has been a part of the community of Maine artists for more than 40 years. Owner Tom Opper relates the firm’s history: “The business started in 1978 when a collection of back-to-the-landers sought to create a means of support respecting and reflecting the natural beauty of our rural setting. We found the Maine art community was accessible and open to collaboration. Over the years, we have been approached by artists and have also pursued artists whose work fits our aesthetic. We are dedicated to the highest quality art and screen printing, and use only environmentally friendly water-based ink.”

Included in this show are the works of book illustrators Barbara Cooney, Robert McCloskey, Dahlov Ipcar and Chris Van Dusen; as well as the works of fine artists Anne Kilham, Eric Hopkins, Stell Shevis and Bob Richardson. The display will showcase both original artworks and the graphic representation of artists’ works on printed T-shirts. For library hours see

A special program about this show is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Liberty Library, during which Opper will discuss his innovations and contributions to the industry of T-shirt graphic art. A Liberty Graphics printing specialist will also explain and illustrate the process whereby an artist’s image is translated into a printed image on a T-shirt. For more about Liberty Graphics, see





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