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Perfect Portraits art show on display at San Juan Island Library

The San Juan Island Library has a new art exhibit. Titled Perfect Portraits, it will be on exhibit for visitors, staff, and volunteers until December 9. Islanders brought in 45 pieces of art including twelve pieces of student art from Stillpoint School.

The art includes self-portraits of the artists themselves as well as friends, family, historic figures, favorite people, those with captivating faces, Mother Goose, Frankenstein, a girl scout and Leopard Girl. A particular favorite is by Doris Schaller, in which she renders her interpretation of a scene at American Cam, and is currently located behind the Library’s front desk.

The Library is filled with art rendered in oil painting, textiles, photography, pencils, acrylic paint, cut paper and watercolor. Perfect Portraits showcases the broad range of talent on our island. The shows are open to the public and all talent levels are welcome.

The Library Art Committee hangs five shows a year with themes varying from Life With Animals & Pets, Bridges, Barns & Buildings, Art Quilts, Travel The World to In The Style of Great Artists. Participants bring their ready-to-hang art in from 10-noon on the designated Saturdays. Cards with the themes and dates are available at the computer table.

The next hanging will be on December 9 with the theme of GOOD EATS. We look forward to your art!

If you have any questions about the art exhibit or the Library Art Committee, contact Diane Martindale at 360-370-5814. Library cards are free of charge to islanders with proof of residency. In addition to its collections of materials to loan, the library also provides public access computers and WiFi. Library hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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