"Magnolia Pod," a painting by Nancy Keane, is a finely detailed still life. It is one of the featured pieces in the Great Falls Studios Spring Exhibit at the Great Falls Community Library.
Great Falls An art exhibition featuring 43 paintings, photographs, art quilts and other new works by Great Falls artists, opened April 3 and will be displayed through the end of the month at the main conference room of the Great Falls Community Library. Several of the artists are exhibiting with Great Falls Studios for the first time. The show is sponsored by Great Falls Studios, a network of artists based in Great Falls. In addition to the work in the main conference room, four pieces are located in the glass-fronted case in the main hallway.
The event is one in a series of monthly exhibitions at the library made possible by Friends of the Library. Most feature shows by artists from Great Falls Studios. The works on display are for sale, with 10 percent of the sale price going to the Friends of the Library to support library programs.
Great Falls Studios was founded in 2003 to nurture local artists and provide a way for the artists to serve the community. It holds two all-member exhibitions each year in the library, an annual Studio Tour in October, its signature event, plus other events and exhibitions in Great Falls. These shows provide a venue for visitors to see many of the works in one convenient location. Mark your calendars for the Great Falls Studios Spring Art Festival, being held April 21-22 at the Village Green Day School.
The Spring Exhibit includes paintings in oil, acrylics and watercolor, plus photographs of local scenes and landscapes from other parts of the country. You can see a portrait of Mark Twain in a porch rocker, boats pulled up on a beach, cherry blossoms and waterfalls, plus abstract compositions bursting with color and texture, among others.
The library is located at 9830 Georgetown Pike and is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.