Current Exhibits and Programs

AIOL - Steve Shriver - Jan 2020

Steve Shriver, My Death Waits There

Art In Our Library is pleased to welcome Steve Shriver's show, My Death Waits There, a show of paintings made between 2019 and 2016, when a car ran him over and almost ended his ride. Steve will also provide a public lecture, Art and Ornament: A Brief History on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at the Peninsula Center Library Purcell Room.

Artist Bio: Steve Shriver got a degree in Studio Art from Wesleyan University in 1981. He’s been making art ever since, with about 20 years of making a living for his family by doing murals and decorative painting in many houses, hotels, and restaurants around the world. You can see his public mural in Hermosa Beach (at Pier and Cypress St.) Much of his work has focused on the world around us, as seen through the eyes of classical ornament and artistry. 

January 13 - March 1, 2020

Peninsula Center Library Foyer

Upcoming Exhibits and Programs

Palos Verdes High School Advanced Photography Show

March 12 - April 1, 2020

Peninsula Center Library Foyer

Bondo Wyszpolski, Arts Writer for Easy Reader and Peninsula Magazine, with The Peninsula Friends of the Library, New York Food Company, and La Venta Inn present a unique art exhibit entitled: “Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking? - A Galvanizing Art Challenge."

As Willem de Kooning noted, “Every year you have to knock out your opponent. That’s what painting is.” The idea of this challenge is to give local artists a little push, a nudge, and first and foremost to tackle something they haven't tackled before. Artists will choose a fortune cookie from a spinning wheel. Inside the cookies are titles that have been created by Bondo Wyszpolski - who is the originator of the concept for this exhibition. Each artist will use their title as a prompt to create a work of art that will “take you outside of your comfort zone and challenge you to create something completely original or with a new twist."

The Malaga Cove Library will host the exhibit March 18 - March 30, 2020. Join the artists for an awards presentation and reception with wine and light appetizers sponsored by the Peninsula Friends of the Library on March 28, 5pm - 7pm.

Other paid, ticketed community events featuring the exhibit include:
Wheel of Fortune Cookie Title Reveal, January 10, 7 - 9 p.m.
Art Exhibit Reveal and Brunch at La Venta Inn, March 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
For more information about these paid events, email

Past exhibits and programs