Thursday, September 13, 2012

New art display at Dykes Library!

Be sure to stop by and enjoy Jean Howard: On Site, a beautiful new art collection on display at Dykes Library’s second floor gallery!

Jean Howard: On Site includes works painted "en plein air" by Howard during her travels around the world. "En plein air" literally translates as "in the open air" and describes works that are created out-of-doors working directly from nature. This sampling of pieces painted in Mexico, Italy, Greece, China, New Mexico, England, France, and Morocco function as a visual travel journal and convey a sense of place and light.

Jean Howard is an accomplished painter and educator. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing and a Doctorate in Visual Arts Education from the University of Kansas. She taught painting and drawing at Johnson County Community College for more than two decades and holds the title of Professor Emeritus. Her works have been widely exhibited regionally. Many of her former students, now working artists, acknowledge her as a major influence in their careers.

Jean Howard: On Site is available for your viewing pleasure at Dykes Library through November 11.  

 

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