Alison Rector will give a talk at Courthouse Gallery 6 p.m. Wednesday July 9. Rector’s new exhibition “Shared Quiet” was inspired by the architecture of the Carnegie libraries and their presence in our communities. There are eighteen Carnegie libraries in Maine and Rector set out to paint them all. Along the way, library enthusiasts talked to Rector about their favorite public library buildings, and she painted some of those too. Rector has been featured in Art New England, The Gettysburg Review, Maine Home + Design, and Carl Little’s book More Paintings of Maine. Her work has been numerous exhibitions, including several biennials at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and the 2003 biennial at the Portland Museum of Art. Courthouse Gallery is located at 6 Court Street in Ellsworth. For more information and hours visit courthousegallery.com or call 207-667-6611.