Art in the Library at the Port Angeles Main Library
In a continuing celebration of the Wilderness Act’s 50th anniversary, NOLS challenged local artists of all ages, abilities, and perspectives to submit
original work that contemplates, celebrates, or reimagines this historic piece of legislation and the vast expanses of nature it protects. More than
15 artists responded with a variety of work that includes paintings, photographs, quilts, knit pieces and jewelry. The fall Art in the Library exhibit will be
on display at the Port Angeles Main Library between October 10 and January 5.
Art in the Library is a collaborative library-community project featuring rotating exhibits by local artists. The program has been made possible by generous contributions from the Port Angeles Friends of the Library, and also by the efforts of volunteer art coordinator Diane Williams.
Art in the Library at Sequim Branch Library
Sequim September—November Artist: Pat Taynton
Taynton’s art, on view inside the library throughout September, October and November, shows her love of the natural world. “I feel we have gotten very disconnected from nature and our environment,” she says. “The central purpose of my artwork, be it drawing, painting, or photography, is to entice people to take a closer look.”
A graduate of Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, Pa., Taynton is a realist whose primary, but not exclusive, subjects are wildlife and equines depicted in watercolor and tempura. She creates lifelike animals and attempts to enhance them with an extra dimension of spirit. Taynton has exhibited in the US, Europe, and the Middle East, and has done commissioned work for The Franklin Mint, Defenders of Wildlife, The International Council for Bird Preservation, and the World Wildlife Fund. Her art has been used by the National Wildlife Federation in their stamp series, and her animal portraits are in many private collections.
Art in the Library is a collaborative library/community art project featuring rotating exhibits by local artists. The program has been made possible by generous contributions from the Friends of Sequim Library, and also by the efforts of volunteer art coordinator Randy Radock. Pat Taynton’s art will remain on display at the Sequim Branch Library through the end of November.