Library Art Exhibit 6/8-7/20/24

Danvers Art Association is pairing with the Middleton Art Association to stage an un-themed exhibit at the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, also known as the Danvers Public Library. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The show and reception are free and open to the public during regular library hours.

My painting in the exhibit is titled Salem Willows Closing Time and is rendered in acrylic paint on 11″ x 14″ x 1.5″ deep gallery wrapped canvas; the image continues around the edges of the canvas. The painting was inspired by a photograph I took one idyllic evening at Salem Willows after enjoying delicious fried fish at the Clam Shack while sitting outside at their picnic tables, watching the sun go down. My husband Tom and I got an ice cream at Hobb’s and ate it while strolling along the water. Then we capped off the evening at the arcade, where Tom is a Skee Ball champion. As we left, I took a photo of the Arcade facade glowing in the darkness, as people started to leave.

The bright colors in my painting reflect the feeling of the place with blinking lights, laughing children, and all the bells and whistles of The Willows. It makes me happy to look at my painting and remember all the wonderful days I have spent there with my friends and family.

The exhibit at the library is a particularly good one. Because it is un-themed, each artist was able to freely choose a painting that reflects their own style and strengths. So when you come to the show, you will see artworks in oil, acrylic, watercolors, pastels, all the various drawing media — plus mixed media and photography and I’m sure, more. We are lucky to have been invited to again display our work among antique molding and a lovely fireplace, thanks to the hospitality of the library.

The Peabody Institute Library of Danvers is located at 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

Phone: 978-774-0554

Website https:danverslibrary.org

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