On the Main Level:
On the Main Level:
Paintings by Kathleen Robbins will be on exhibit from July 3 – September 28. This body of work represents a shift in focus from plein air painting to studio work where an abstract sensibility to the landscape and still life is taking shape. Many of the paintings in this show are an interpretation of a walk taken last February through the Marginal Way in Ogunquit. The combination of winter light and deep shadows on the landscape inspired a new series where the goal was not so much topographical correctness but a natural response to the forms and color present. Also present in this show is a group of still life and plein air paintings of the seacoast area painted over the past few years. Kathleen Robbins’ art has received many awards over the years. Galleries in Portland, ME, Beverly, MA, Boston, MA, and Manchester, N.H. have shown her work in many solo exhibitions in recent years. She has also been represented in group shows for many years at Nahcotta Gallery, of Portsmouth, N.H. The artist talk and reception will take place, Thursday, August 2, from 5-7.
Marginal Way #1
In the Kennebunk Room:
“A Sense of Place,” a new exhibit of woodcut prints and gouache studies by local artist and printmaker Rhonda Lynch, celebrates the landscape and architecture of York and the surrounding area. The exhibit will be on display in the Kennebunk Room (lower level) of the library August 1 through August 30.
A Walk on the Beach, Maine; 1-color woodcut by Rhonda Lynch
In the Display Cases Upstairs:
Stories in Miniature: Seacoast resident Cheryl Frye’s collection of dioramas of nursery rhymes. Cheryl develops these delightful scenes with her grandchildren. Her work has been exhibited in a number of Seacoast Libraries, including Rye and Portsmouth.
Museums of Old York Display Case on the Lower Level:
The musical instruments displayed in this exhibit were all made or used here in York Maine.