On Exhibit - April 7-30
Spring Spectacular – Flowers Rediscovered
The City Arts Commission presents an exhibition of art by Agnes Schenk from April 3rd to May 5th. The library will debut the work of this talented 87-year old local artist in her first-ever exhibition titled Spring Spectacular – Flowers Rediscovered. An artist reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 5-7 p.m. in the Friends Meeting Room at the Central Library.
Artist Agnes Schenk, or “Aggie” as she prefers to be called, returned to her love for oil paint, brushes and canvas when she retired from a fashion design career thirty years ago. Aggie, who lives in Laguna Beach, studied under several master painters such as local artists Frank Tarallo, Bill Alexander who introduced her to big brushes and slapping on paint, and Gary Jenkins who showed her how to work wet into wet, painting realistic large flower paintings. At 87, Aggie still attends painting classes twice a week and works on her exquisite paintings. The exhibition showcases a selection of original oils on canvas, primarily of vibrant floral subjects.
The art exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours April 3 – May 5. Hours are as follows: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
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