March Art: Insights in the Everyday

“Chairs and Boundaries”
March 2 through 30
Sohier Room, Main Library
Watercolors by local artist Linda T. Hurd are on view at the main library during the month of March. Hurd is exhibiting twelve watercolor paintings from a series she calls “Art for Months.” Reflecting the concepts of “Boundaries” and “Chairs,” each painting is accompanied by a caption that encourages viewers to seek deeper meaning in the simple everyday scenes in the work.

Hurd reflects, “Painting and thinking about physical boundaries has helped me learn more about personal boundaries. In present times people are trying to reckon with issues such as sexual harassment and assault. I hope “Boundaries” will be helpful to others as it was for me while I was creating it.” Regarding her “Chairs” series, Hurd says, “This subject can evoke some questions related to choices. I can choose where, when, and with whom to sit. Also, a chair can represent other things such as memories, periods of waiting, and service.”

Hurd’s love of art came early. She received tips and encouragement from her grandmothers, parents, sisters, and high school art teachers. She has a BA in Psychology and an MA in Writing and Publishing. Her exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours and when community meetings or library programs are not in progress.

Image credit: “Patio Lawn Chairs,” courtesy of Linda Hurd. Used with permission.

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