The Art in the Library program provides display space for works created by regional artists. Art in the Library exhibits rotate on a regular monthly schedule. Currently Art in the Library exhibit space is available in the Port Angeles Main Library and the Sequim Branch Library.
The current Art in the Library exhibit features a series of digital prints by Port Angeles artist Jan Dove featuring a doll named Oola. “Oola is a doll I made while working as an artist in the California prison system,” Dove shares. “With tongue firmly in cheek I have had Oola try on the personas of women throughout Western Art History thus creating a feminist critique of Western Art History.”
Following on the chicken/egg question – and along the lines of “Does language express our concepts, or does language create our concepts” – this body of art and tomfoolery asks “Are images the result of our perceptions, hopes, and fears, or do images create and perpetuate our cultural/social experience.” How important is “High Art” and what does it do to us? Oola takes on all questions in her own inimitable style.
This exhibit will be on display at the Port Angeles Main Library from January 26 through April 24.
Art in the Library is generously supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library and by the efforts of volunteer art coordinator Diane Williams, who schedules the artists and curates each show. For more information, call 360-417-8500 or email PA-Art@nols.org.
The new Art in the Library exhibit features the photography of Genny Langworthy, and will be on display from February 2 through May 29 at the Sequim Branch Library.
Genny Langworthy is an adventurer, photographer, and owner of Western Breeze Photography who often calls a kayak her office. Langworthy shoots mostly landscapes and seascapes, and many of the images are shot from water level in her trusty kayak. Her pieces capture the natural splendor of British Columbia, Western Washington, Quebec, Cape Breton and mainland Nova Scotia, as well as Newfoundland Labrador. All of Langworth’s pieces are custom-framed by her and, as such, the framing is part of the artistry.
Images shot from a kayak by photographer and adventurer Genny Langworthy create a panorama of the rugged, beautiful, and often treacherous coastline of Newfoundland, Labrador, and the Pacific Northwest. She presents a visual journey of the most magnificent sights, from the unique perspective of a sea kayaker.