Saturday, March 14, 2009

March Exhibits at the Farmington Library

Lobby & Community Room: A joint exhibit by artists William E. Tarn and Justine Coleman.

William Tarn is a member of various art associations including Lyme Art Association, Kent Art Association, Gallery 53 in Meriden, The Art League of New Britain, Southington Arts and Crafts Association and Wintonbury Art League.

His subject matter includes New England landscapes, and local Farmington Valley landscapes. His paints in oil and acrylic, and has won numerous awards and shown paintings in libraries and galleries state wide. William Tarn enjoys painting in his studio, and plein air painting.

Justine Coleman has been a visual artist, mostly in watercolors for almost thirty years. She enjoys painting bright, colorful subjects, including florals, landscapes, and historical buildings. She has taught watercolor painting classes at Elderhostel workshops and at several community based art programs in the Farmington Valley. She is a member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society. Over the years, her artwork has been recognized for awards, most recently , First Place in Watercolors at the 2008 Kent Art Association Spring Show.

Corridor: Images of Nepal - Photography by Evan Cowles

"Images of Nepal" by Evan Cowles will run through the end of March. Farmington resident Evan Cowles trekked around the Manaslu circut, following the ancient trade route from the Budhi Gandaki river, proceeding over the snow covered Larke La Pass, with an altitude of 16,000 feet, and ending in Tibet. His breathtaking photographs document the journey.

Cowles' lecture, and artist reception, held on February 25th drew an extensive list of guests and library patrons.