The Lucy Robbins Welles art exhibit program allows local artists the opportunity to share their art with the public in the Community Room of the library. The Exhibit Coordinator, in consultation with the Library Director, is authorized to select exhibits. Exhibits may be viewed during normal business hours, when the Community Room is not in use.
Art Exhibit for December and January - Lois Lawrence - Acrylic on Wood
A lawyer by profession, I have made art continuously throughout my career. In recent years, I have focused on painting in acrylic. About half of most recent work is created on deep-cradled wood panels and coated in shiny poured resin to create a glossy finish and enhance the brilliance of colors. In the case of figurative painting and portraiture, I find that the resin coating contributes to the softening of delicate skin tones.
The balance of my current work is also painted in acrylic on flat wood panels and traditionally framed.
Over time, I have produced with both abstract and representational work and return most often to landscape painting. However I keep things interesting by turning my attention to abstract or figurative art as well.
While I occasionally showed these works in area juried gallery shows, I did not begin actively to show my work and to offer it for sale until 2013 when I launched my current series. Having experienced the pleasure of being an active member of a vibrant artistic community, I plan to continue to focus on making art and growing as an artist.
Art Exhibit for February - Newington High School Art Students