Artwork by John R. Sell, a resident of Gray, are on exhibit at the Windham Public Library now through October 31st. The pieces on display depict Maine's spectacular coast rendered in oil on canvas. John is a Fellow Artist of ASAA and a member of many artist organizations, and his work is displayed at various museums. Stop by the library for a look at these colorful, scenic paintings. The Windham Public Library is located at 217 Windham Center Road in Windham. For more information, library hours, or directions, please call 892-1908.
A beautiful assortment of artist books, created by Ann Siteman, is being displayed at the Windham Public Library, now through October 31st. When asked to describe what artist books are, Siteman explained that "many look like a traditional reading book, but [the definition] can encompass books that [can] open like an accordion or can be displayed like a wall hanging or banner.
There is [also] a simple book that can be made by folding and cutting one sheet of paper." Siteman learned the craft through a class at the University of Southern Maine, where students designed and created artist books based on a selected theme. Since that class, in 2004, she has continued to create artist books and attend classes to expand her skills such as printmaking and marbleizing paper. The 11 artist books on exhibit show a real variety of techniques, shapes, colors, and sizes. Stop by the library for a look at these imaginative creations. Call the library for more information, hours or for directions at 892-1908. The Windham Public Library is located at 217 Windham Center Road.