If you come into the library this week (or until July 21st), you'll see an array of new art. Above the circulation area, colorful acrylic paintings are on display; pen and ink drawings sit opposite, near the Children's music CDs. The library is hosting these pieces of art temporarily, as part of the Chamber of Commerce's ArtWalk 2012. Kick off events begin Saturday, July 14th, with daily events through the 21st.
The paintings and other art on display are all works by Carrie Kyser, one of the library's own staff members. Carrie is a Reference Assistant, so you'll commonly see her at the Information Desk; she's available to answer questions about computer use, downloadable books, Adult Summer Reading Program events, databases, and, well, just about everything else inside the library (or outside of it). Carrie's artistic skills have been invaluable in creating signage, displays, and logos for the library's use.
Outside the library, Carrie works freelance, doing graphic design, landscape design, drafting, and custom art. She has a Bachelors in Landscape Architecture, with a Secondary Degree in natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, and she is pursuing her professional license in Landscape Architecture, a process she hopes to complete by the end of the year.
For Carrie's full artist bio and her business card for her professional work as a designer, stop by the Circulation Desk, where her art work is also visible.
On July 20th, the library will also host live demonstrations in lace-making by the Appaloosa Lace Guild. That event is part of the Downtown Pullman ArtWalk, and runs from 5 to 8.