Oak Harbor Library Blog

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Botanical Art on Display

Pennie Janousek creates lifelike images of plants. Ms. Janousek says of her artwork:

Nature, particularly its flora, has held a fascination for me since my childhood. My art has always been a reflection of that love of nature in its form and subject matter. During the past eleven years I have channeled my artistic energy into one of the most demanding of art forms. Botanical illustration was historically used prior to photography as a means of scientific documentation of a species. While the onset of photography filled this need for visual accuracy, it could not replace the beauty of botanical illustration as an art form in its own right. By rendering the details and intricate structure of a plant form, my aim is to transfer to the viewer both an intimate knowledge and an artistic sensibility of my subject.

Ms. Janousek attended Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio. She has won numerous awards in juried shows. We invite you to view her artwork during the month of May.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Meet the Author: Kennedy Foster

All Roads Lead Me Back To You author Kennedy Foster will be on Whidbey Island this week, celebrating with Whidbey Reads. The public is invited to meet her at two separate events in Oak Harbor:

Tuesday, April 27, 7:00 PM at Oak Harbor Yacht Club (doors open at 6:30 PM)

Wednesday, April 28, 10:00 AM at Skagit Valley College, Oak Hall 310

Foster will also spend time with students at Oak Harbor High School, before heading south to Langley for more engagements.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Whidbey Reads: All Roads Lead Me Back To You

What if everyone on Whidbey Island read the same book? And what if that book was All Roads Lead Me Back To You, by Kennedy Foster? And what if we all got to meet the author after reading and discussing her book? We are about to find out!
Whidbey Reads is a community reading program meant to bring people together to read and talk about books. The annual program has been generating discussion, building community and bringing renowned authors to Whidbey Island since 2003. This year's program, hosted by Sno-Isle Libraries, Skagit Valley College and The Friends of the Whidbey Island Libraries, presents Walla Walla author, Kennedy Foster, who will discuss her book with college and high school students, then meet with members of the public at the Oak Harbor Yacht Club on Tuesday, April 27 at 7pm. The program is free; seating is limited.
Want to discuss the book ahead of time? Join the discussion at the Oak Harbor Library on Thursday, April 22 at 5:30 pm. Call 360-675-5115 for more information.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Textile Art on Display

Pat Morse is a textile artist using mixed media with an emphasis on fabric, paper and thread. Her art is inspired by the natural world around us, especially the water, mountains, and plants of the Pacific Northwest. She also incorporates designs and themes from other cultures seen while traveling.

She uses hand dyed and printed fabrics, beads, metals, and other embellishments to create raised surfaces for machine and hand quilting.

Three of her art quilts are featured at the library in April.