Artists Share Their Tips and Talents at the Otonabee-South Monaghan Libraries



Photo Karen Graham.

Looking for something to do locally? Join us for a Fun Day of Art at the Gayle Nelson Library located at 3252 County Road #2 in the Village of Keene on Saturday March 24th.

You can also help us celebrate the official openings of ‘Art in the Library, Phase II’ by visiting the art shows at both Keene and Bailieboro Public Libraries. Otonabee-South Monaghan Libraries are proud to showcase local and county artists, the shows run until May 26th. Bailieboro Library is open from 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. and Keene from 11:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Local artist Marie Adamcryck will be offering a Show & Tell and Q & A featuring her latest creative endeavour, a marionette carved from wood collected on her farm. She will be sharing her plans for the marionette and may have some other surprises for everyone as well! This is an extension of previous work in wood, as Marie used to make wood-cuts that she printed on Japanese papers. She will be at the Gayle Nelson Keene Library from
1:00 p.m. till 2:00 p.m.

Marie will be followed by Lucy Manley, an accomplished landscape painter who will be working in oil. Lucy has recently started working with black-toned canvases and will be demonstrating how she works up a painting on one. If you would like to see how she approaches a painting be sure to be there at 2:00 p.m. Her demonstration will continue  till near closing at 4:00 p.m.

“Bold use of colour heightens the visual impact of each painting and loose, rapidly executed brushstrokes capture moment-by-moment impressions of what is before my canvas,” writes Manley. She looks for subject matter with a strong impact, then works quickly to record the effects of light before they change.

While the event is free, the OSM Libraries would appreciate your support through the purchase of raffle tickets for a landscape oil painting generously donated by local artist Marilyn Goslin. You can view the oil painting, titled ‘Cavan – Winter’, that instills a sense of calm and peace at the Bailieboro Library. The painting is beautifully framed in vintage moulding. Tickets are available at both venues and are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.

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