Art in the Library

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Art in the Library is a program sponsored by the North Olympic Library System, which provides display space for works created by Clallam County artists. Art in the Library exhibits rotate on a regular two or three month schedule.

Art in the Library at the Port Angeles Main Library

The current Port Angeles Art in the Library exhibit theme is “Fall Into Winter Warmth”, featuring work by local quilters and hand-turned wood bowls by John Hacko.

The display will be up through January 22.

Exhibiting Artists:

Featured Quilt Artists:

  • Celeste Alexander
  • Linda Carlson
  • Kathie Cook
  • Leslie Dickenson
  • Kathie Karst
  • Cheri Kopp
  • Marla Varner
  • Diane Williams

Hand-Turned Wood Bowls:

  • John Hacko

Quilt Art

Quilt Art

Quilt Art

Quilt Art

Hand-Turned Wood Bowls

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 curates each show. For more information, call 360-417-8500 or email PA-Art@nols.org.

Art in the Library at the Sequim Branch Library

Buffalo Shield by Rae Powell-Walz

The current Art in the Library exhibit features the work of Rae Powell-Walz, and will be on display through January 29 at the Sequim Branch Library.

Inspired by the sights and sounds of the natural world, Rae Powell-Walz draws upon a background in both quilting and painting to create her fabric art. Her works celebrate color, freedom, and all of the senses.

“When I was a child my Grandmother taught me to quilt. I loved the process of quilting, the relaxation and focus it brought. But the traditional patterns were too stilted to my liking. In high school and college I was an art major focused on painting. The color and freedom I found in painting excited my mind. Somewhere in my adult years, I returned to quilting with fabric as my palette instead of painting. I enjoy exploring techniques that will express what I see and feel in those scenes.”

Art in the Library has been made possible by generous contributions from the Friends of Sequim Library.

Cattail Pond by Rae Powell-Walz

Gilded Garden by Rae Powell-Walz

Barn Owl by Jeannine Chappell

The current Sequim Art in the Library exhibit features the art of Jeannine Chappell, and will be on display through June 3.

Chappell’s art combines images created on paper using watercolors, pencils and pastels, and then edited in Photoshop. She works in multiple layers, which allows her to manipulate one portion of the image separately, e.g., to darken or change the color, size or shape of a portion without affecting the rest of the image.

For the last ten years Jeannine has worked predominantly with bird images, and especially the owl. Her goal with the owl is to communicate the combination of beauty and power in this fascinating animal. She has often photographed educational owls in captivity as her models.

Art in the Library is generously funded by the Friends of Sequim Library.

Barn Owl by Jeannine Chappell

The Art in the Library program would not be possible without:

Financial support from the Port Angeles Friends of the Library and the Friends of the Sequim Library.
The commitment and generous donation of their time by volunteer Art in the Library coordinators.
The creativity and community involvement of local artists.
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