On February 13, 2019

‘ Love Your Library ’ comes to close with reception, open house

Friday, Feb. 15, 4 p.m.—WOODSTOCK— A closing reception with refreshments for the “ Love Your Library ” group art exhibit will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, 4-5:30 p.m. on the Mezzanine Gallery at Norman Williams Public Library (NWPL).

The exhibit, which celebrates the beauty of Woodstock’s library, showcases work by Ivan Albright, Peggy Brightman, Helen Curtis, Jennifer Dembinski, GW Harde, Karuna McLaughlin, Rae Newell, Kitty O’Hara, Sonja Olson, Kate Reeves, Hector Santos, Lily Stover, Judith Taylor, Eileen Vaughn, Robert Wagner, and Huston Westover. A wide range of art media was used including oil, acrylic, pastel, photography, watercolor, gouache, and gingerbread.

Visitors have remarked on the many interpretations on a seemingly simple theme: Gothic exterior, color-saturated vision of the library foyer’s books, humans of all sizes enjoying the library, and of the exterior, in relief, interpreted with gingerbread.

The artists range from Lily Stover, age 10, to professional artists, including Ivan Albright (1897-1983), whose dark, mysterious works were meticulously executed and often required years to complete.

The closing reception on Feb. 15 will precede the Friends of the Norman Williams Public Library’s annual day of activities on Saturday, Feb. 16, in celebration of “National Love Your Library” month. At many libraries around the country, February is dedicated to the people who love the buildings devoted to the reading, housing, organizing, categorizing, finding, studying – and otherwise – loving books. The library will host an Open House on Feb. 16, 12-2 p.m. All visitors are welcome to enjoy refreshments and tours of the library. Non-residents can receive a complimentary library card on this day only.

The library is located at 10 the Green, Woodstock. For more information, visit normanwilliams.org.

Photo by Lily Stover

Lily Stover, age 10, is an artist that is a part of the “Love Your Library” exhibit at Norman Williams Public Library.

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