The Friends of the Redmond Branch Library challenges the Central Oregon art community with its second annual Synergy: Art & Literature II exhibition, the Redmond Branch Library’s way to celebrate the Novel Idea programming in its own distinctive way. Synergy: Art & Literature II will be held March 21–May 1.
The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, April 4 from 6– 8:30pm in the library. This exhibition celebrates the connectivity in all aspects of the creative process. From painting to photography to fiber and beyond, artists are asked to offer their own interpretations on the link between art and literature or art and music.
Art may be representational or may be abstract impressions of what the literature or music conveys or inspires. Artists are not limited to the selected work of fiction. Original poetry is also encouraged. A paragraph up to fifty words explaining the artist’s vision should accompany each piece of art submitted. The Deschutes Public Library’s Novel Idea for 2015 is Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being. Local artist, Linda Barker, has been selected to create a painting representative of this novel for the Redmond Branch Library. Barker’s mixed media paintings incorporate scrap metal and other repurposed materials.
The artist’s pieces reflect her belief in protecting the environment through creating art from resources that others have tossed out. Most of her art supplies come from thrift stores, garage sales and scrapyards. Synergy: Art & Literature II will be held March 21 – May 1. The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, April 4 from 6– 8:30pm in the library.
The application for Synergy: Art & Literature II is available in the Redmond Branch Library and on the Friends of the Redmond Branch Library website at www.redmondfol.org. The Redmond Branch Library 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond Shandel Gamer 541-526-5073 firstname.lastname@example.org