WARREN RESIDENT TO EXHIBIT “LANDSCAPES” @ KML
Press Release 12/14/16
(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Warren artist Beth Carlson will have her artwork displayed in the Gallery in an exhibit titled, Landscapes, beginning January 3 until February 28, 2017.
Beth Carlson is a life-long resident of Litchfield County and has been drawing and painting since childhood. A lover of nature and the scenery of the northwest corner of Connecticut, she strives to celebrate the beauty of the local landscape using oils on canvas. Her favorite subject is Lake Waramaug. Beth is fascinated by the ever-changing, vibrant colors and patterns created during sunsets as seen from Tanner Hill Road in Warren. Yearly trips to Cape Cod also provide inspiration.
Decades of painting for her own enjoyment have led to a body of work that she now wants to share with the hope that her paintings speak to others about the beauty that exists around us.
Beth studied illustration at Paier College of Art in Hamden and attended workshops and classes taught by fine artists at the Washington Art Association in Washington Depot and The Wooster Community Art Center in Danbury. She also studied graphic design at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted and made a living in that field at The Litchfield County Times where she was involved with the production of many award-winning publications.
“This exhibit is dedicated to my mom, Marie L. Daskam who always encouraged me to paint. I will always remember how proud she looked when she got to show off my paintings to new visitors in her home,” shares Carlson.
There will be an opening reception on Saturday, January 14 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the Gallery. The reception will follow the Kent Library Association’s annual meeting, which begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Library’s Reading Room. The reception festivities will include refreshments, hors d’oeuvres and live music by the artist’s husband, Marty Carlson and Kent’s own George Potts. The public is invited to attend. (snowdate is Saturday, January 21).