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Art At The Library: Janet Lawrence & Bethany Dunfee
May 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 31, 2019
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 31, 2019
An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until May 31, 2019
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until May 31, 2019
Freeport Community Library will feature Janet Lawrence’s meditative watercolors and Bethany Dunfee’s fine art mixed media for the month of May.
Throughout her life, Janet Lawrence has always loved the arts. As a child, she drew the cartoons she watched on TV. She constantly sketched people or things around her. After graduating high school, she pursued an Art Degree at Daytona Beach Community College, and then transferred to the University of North Florida where she received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree. Moving to Maine has inspired her to paint even more. Lawrence constantly finds herself drawn to Maine’s beautiful landscapes with intentions of capturing the moment in paint.
Watercolor is her favorite medium because it is both challenging and versatile. The process of mixing and consistency can be planned or spontaneous, lending an element of surprise to the piece when dry. She also loves painting with watercolor because she can use pen and ink, gouache or other mediums to achieve her visions. Her favorite subject is nature: its colors, tranquility, and the inspiration of discovering new places. She is also quite fond of painting wildlife. Her endless motivation and inspiration is attributed to her supportive husband, family, and friends.
Lawrence is a member of the Art Guild of Freeport and volunteers for Freeport Players, painting backdrops and props for their shows.
Trained as a public school visual arts teacher years ago, Maine native Bethany Dunfee needed to be versed in a variety of media to gain the required certifications to teach. Through her experience teaching all ages in Maine’s public schools for more than twenty years, as well as her more recent study earning a Master of Science degree in Creativity and Creative Change Leadership, Bethany found value in working in different two-dimensional media to explore ideas, meaning, and the visual world around us. Her most recent work involves combining words and imagery, perhaps akin to the contemporary “memes” people engage with on social media. This exhibit includes her older and newer paintings in oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, acrylic on paper, collage, pastel, etching, photography, and drawing.
Art exhibits are diffused in the adult reading room stacks and open to the public.