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  • On the Friends Art Wall:
    Shawn Fowler Deitch

    Mid-century modern meets Georgian traditionalist best describes the influences for my art.

  • On the Friends Art Wall:
    Shawn Fowler Deitch

    As a child, I lived and played within enormous pieces of artwork: mid century modern homes filled with natural light from walls of glass and open spaces. Then, modern married traditional resulting in my continually evolving style of art.

  • On the Friends Art Wall:
    Shawn Fowler Deitch

    Painting is like putting together a puzzle, except the pieces and the end result are part of the puzzle I create. Sometimes the end result is even a surprise for me.I love working with the creamy texture and fresh rich colors of oil paint.

  • On the Friends Art Wall:
    Shawn Fowler Deitch

    The great majority of my paintings are alla prima (wet on wet); I enjoy the satisfaction of beginning and finishing a painting in one day, even if it's a very long day.

Who are the Friends?

The Friends are people just like you who want to support the library financially and/or by volunteering. We raise funds for the library's programs, special equipment and services. We volunteer at the book sales and bookstore. We award an annual scholarship to a high school senior who works or volunteers for the library. The Friends host the Art Wall in the main lobby area. Images from this month's artist can be seen above.

The Friends Mission: A membership organization of dedicated volunteers who serve as library advocates, and who plan and implement fundraising efforts to support library programs, collections and special projects.