Oak Harbor Library Blog

Monday, July 30, 2012

Author and Photographer Rick Lawler's Photos on Display

Photographer Rick Lawler displays his photos-on-canvas at the Oak Harbor Library during the month of August. Lawler is an award-winning photographer and the author of two books: Whidbey: My Eye and Eye on Paradise.
Whidbey: My Eye is available through Sno-Isle Libraries.
Lawler's books may also be found at local bookstores and gift shops.
Lawler announced that 20% of the sales price for photographs sold from the library display will be donated to the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library.
Rick Lawler is a member of the Oak Harbor Arts Commission, the Whidbey Island Writers Association, and the Greater Oak Harbor and Central Whidbey Chambers of Commerce. His works are on display at Anchor Books and Coffee in Clinton, the Visitor Center in Coupeville, and on the Salish Ferry.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Botanical Art on Display in July

Botanical artist Pennie Janousek says:
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.