Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library (Lithuania) hosts an exhibition from Huesca Art School (Spain). The exhibition “Cultivate Culture“ was created by Sheila Armañac, Izarbe Ciprés, Lucía Diez, Rodrigo Gutiérrez and Claudia Leal, students of Advertising Graphics and lead by their teacher Macu Vicente.

The exhibition arrived to the Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library under the initiative of the Huesca Municipal Public Library, which has been a partner of Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library in NAPLE Sister Libraries program since 2018.

Cultivating culture is like sowing the seeds of knowledge, ideas, traditions and customs and making sure they germinate successfully.

Ideas and traditions are specific to a particular era and its people, who draw on ideas from a variety of sources. One of the most important sources is reading.

The “Cultivate Culture“ project was born to spread culture through innovative content that covers a wide range of topics. In the case of this particular exhibition, the focus is on personal creation.

The original idea for this exhibition was a charming play on words, combining some well-known Spanish sayings with the names of famous writers. Unfortunately, when translated into another (in this case – Lithuanian) language, the charm of the play of words disappears, so in this case only the recognizable image of famous authors remains.

To make the idea of ​​the exhibition understandable in other countries, the text in the posters has been adapted and only hints that culture always starts with the author.

The initial result of the students’ work was posters, but later the idea was transferred to other formats – brochures, flyers, applications on bags.

In October, 2021 staff members of the Panevėžys County Public Library visited the public libraries of the Aragon region in Spain and brought an exhibition of photographs “Form‘s Dialogue = Connection” by Rūta Šulskytė, a volunteer of the Open Space for Youth in Panevėžys County Library, to Hueska.  The exhibition was on display at one of the Huesca Municipal Public Libraries. At the moment it displayed in the exhibition space of Huesca Art School.

Prepared by Rodrigo Gutiérrez and Virginija Švedienė