Otonabee-South Monaghan ‘Art in the Library’ Phase 3

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‘Art in the Library’ Phase 3 opens on Saturday, June 23 at Keene and Bailieboro Libraries and runs until October 13. Jeffrey Macklin, a traditional print maker, will show at Keene and Olga Szranski’s oil and acrylic paintings will be in Bailieboro.

Olga Szaranski is excited to be involved with ‘Art in the Library’ at Bailieboro Library, in her own neighborhood. She includes local historical landmarks, old neglected buildings, the landscape, flowers and still life in her work. She also travels to Limoux, France to capture that landscape.

Olga always loved art but didn’t become involved in it until after raising her family and retiring from the resort business. She then studied under many well known artists and became an enthusiastic member of the Kawartha Artists Gallery and Studio. She joins the KAG artists in their outdoor painting excursions and participates in their exhibitions as well as numerous others. She begins her paintings on location and then finishes them in the studio.

Jeffrey Macklin, owner of Jackson Creek Press, is a graphic designer and a traditional printer who specializes in letterpress relief printing and lino block cutting. He also works in mixed media. His small pressroom “houses a Ben Franklin Gorden platen press (dated 1890) and (his) beloved FAG TP550 proofing press (dated 1847). He primarily uses the proofing press and lead type, but also uses some wood type.

Jeffrey “often employs words as visual triggers, as well as present-day/historical pop-culture icons and figures in both his print work and his mixed media pieces.” He produces posters, note cards, invitations, small books and commissioned pieces and also teaches. He also works in digital media, offering design services to businesses.

Watch the library sign for meet-the-artist dates. KG

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